10tation Event Catering’s Green Mandate

Carbon Offsets

10tation Event Catering has purchased carbon offsets from Carbonzero to neutralize carbon produced by our delivery fleet and power use. Carbon Reduction Energy conservation programs are in place, further reducing carbon emissions.

Energy Reduction

State of the art energy efficient ventilation system was installed by Captivaire in our kitchens.  Our water tanks are quick recovery, low energy use hot water tanks.

Our Kitchen

Our whole facility is lit by Compact Fluorescent Lighting (CFL). Although initially more expensive, CFL’s use 1/3 the electricity and last up to 10 times as long as incandescent A single 18 watt CFL used in place of a 75 watt incandescent will save about 570 kWh over its lifetime.
Reduces Air and Water Pollution: Replacing a single incandescent bulb with a CFL will keep a half-ton of CO2 out of the atmosphere over the life of the bulb.Cleaning products are all biodegradable and ammonia and phosphate free.

Waste

All waste is separated into 5 different compartments. This is very costly however we believe in our contribution to our planet. Streams include: cardboard, food compost, tin and glass, vegetable oil, and garbage.

We have also made an effort to reduce waste of plastic disposables.  With extensive research we have found the best products based on use as well as quick biodegrade.  Our current options include palm utensils, corn husk utensils and palm plates which compost.  This is an ongoing effort that has us always searching out new products. All deliveries are on re-usable equipment unless otherwise requested by the client

Local Foods

Local foods, wines, and beer are used extensively as a preference over imported products which further reduces carbon emissions, provides better tasting foods, and keeps our local economy healthier. We work directly with local farms as well as the Ontario Food Terminal to source the freshest produce available.

Sustainable Foods

10tation is a proud partner of the Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise program.

Delivery Vehicles

3 Mercedes Benz Sprinter diesel trucks were added to the 10tation fleet. They currently have the best fuel economy of any delivery truck on the road.

Water bottles

In doing our part, we do not supply water in plastic bottles.  Glass bottles or glass water pitchers is what we offer on site and with any drop-off catering.

Our Suppliers

Purchasing preference is given to suppliers practicing good environmental standards.

Wind Powered Website

Our web host service provider is completely wind powered. Our provider has purchased certified Renewable Energy Credits representing 130% of the electricity used to both power and cool every last one of their servers.

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