How does Meejana Give Back?
At Meejana we recognise that not everything is equal. While we enjoy a safe and privileged lifestyle in the UK, there are those – both at home and abroad – who do not have the same luxuries that we take for granted. Here are the key areas (our Social Charter) where we give back and help make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate, and also for the environment.
We are working with the Green Earth Appeal which was formed to provide the poorest communities in the developing world with the opportunity to remove their dependence on unsustainable aid. Through the provision of education, infrastructure and practical resources they plant high volume high yielding fruit trees that help create a sustainable environment for future generations and bring whole communities out of poverty.
This funding is achieved by adding an optional 99p item to the bill of each table who dine with Meejana, and this money is aggregated and passed on each month to the not-for-profit organisation to continue their aims. Along with many other restaurants around the UK, including Marco Pierre White, and many global brands, including BMW, Harley Davidson and Chelsea FC, we are doing our part to help eradicate poverty.
And, but planting so many trees, we also offset the carbon emissions of producing your meal. Which means Carbon Free Dining and you can read more on our blog post here.
No Carbon Footprint
Since 2014 we partnered with Brita Vivreau to provide our restaurants with the best-in-class water filtration systems. This system allows us to bottle our own pure filtered water (still and sparkling) and reduce our dependence on imported bottles which only end up in the bin. We cut out waste and reduce our CO2 footprint as a result. The systems are regularly maintained and supported (with no small fee from Brita Vivreau, unfortunately) to ensure ideal operation.
And our Carbon Free Dining initiative (above) offsets the balance of the CO2.