The Kitchen is Becoming Greener

Greener kitchen

Modern kitchens have equipment and systems, which use little energy. But in order to become certified as a “Green Kitchen” they have to fulfill additional requirements. By Dieter Mailander.

It is not possible to cook climate-neutral, because almost every business action by people pollutes the environment – and of course cooking too. This has always been this way and will also remain. What does “to pollute the environment” mean? What has changed in comparison to earlier times? Long ago, the burdens to the environment and the environment’s ability to regenerate itself maintained the balance considerably better than nowadays. Today, we humans are polluting our eco systems and Earth’s atmosphere considerably more than in the past. That’s why both need more and more time to regenerate themselves. Some can’t recover under the current given conditions any more. Glaciers, which are melting away in Greenland as well as on the Andes, are examples for this. Only totally obstinate ignoramuses deny the change in climate, which has been unleashed by humans and are blinded to the awareness that we have to counteract. We not only need climate-sensitive production processes, low-emission cars, which use less fuel, more efficient insulated buildings et cetera. We also need professional kitchens, in which cooks cook climate-sensitive and resource-efficient.

A Long Way

Cooks all across Europe are facing this responsibility with more and more determination and are paying attention to, for instanc...

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