by Laura-Andreea Voicu

Have you ever wondered how you can make more of a difference for the planet at your restaurant? Implementing green practices in restaurants doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. What if we told you that you can plant trees with every order at no cost to you?

We are delighted to announce our partnership with SKOOT, an award-winning climate change platform on a mission to create a carbon-negative world.

As a GloriaFood client, you can now add an Eco-Contribution to your ordering system to plant one tree and remove two ocean plastic bottles for every order.

We’ll tell you all about it below. But first, let’s learn more about SKOOT.


SKOOT Eco is an award-winning Top 5% B-Corp accredited by some of the leading climate change partners.

Aware that food production is responsible for one-quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, yet few solutions exist for the industry to implement, SKOOT created the innovative Eco-Contribution model.

Talking about SKOOT’s mission, Greg Gormley, CEO and Co-Founder said:

We believe that small actions can create a huge impact, and want to support people to take those actions through affordable, in-the-moment solutions, so we’re excited about our partnership with GloriaFood.

We all need to think more carefully about the choices we make and tackling climate change is a shared responsibility. We’re focused on helping people relate to carbon emissions like they do for food calories, encouraging restaurateurs and diners to work together to counter the carbon footprint of their meals.

Through the Eco-Contribution, SKOOT aims to:

  • Remove carbon emissions for every guest and positively engage them on the journey to net-zero;
  • Help reduce the 8m tons of ocean plastic and degrading release of greenhouse gasses and microplastics;
  • Harness your customers’ small actions to create a huge positive impact;
  • Reforest the most devastated communities in the world, alongside supporting verified carbon mitigation projects.

SKOOT works across a broad cross-section of restaurants from cafés to gastro pubs and high-end luxury restaurants.

They support restaurant owners and their customers as they learn about the importance of sustainability in restaurants and pledge to take responsibility for their carbon footprint and help reverse climate.

Right now, SKOOT operates in the UK, USA and is rolling out across South Africa. However, their solution can easily be implemented globally.

They have already planted over 900,000 trees and countered nearly 5,000 tons of CO2 with their customers.

What Does SKOOT Offer to Restaurants?

SKOOT is aware that the restaurant sector is under a lot of financial pressure and that a green restaurant concept is difficult for many eateries to envision.

That is why they provide as many features as possible at no cost:

  • Live public profile – Customers can see live virtual impact forests;
  • Customizable profiles – Add your own logo and content;
  • Digital Display Screens – Animated and unique content for in-venue screens;
  • Carbon Management – View and increase the amount of carbon you’ve countered;
  • Impact certificates – To help showcase the total positive climate impact of eco-friendly restaurants;
  • Live tree counter – Add their free widget to your website to show the trees you’ve planted;
  • Certified & protected trees planted with government approval – Providing ongoing employment to much-needed areas;
  • Ocean Plastic Removal – Stop and remove ocean plastic, with a world-renowned NGO;
  • Unique marketing materials – Enable every customer to showcase the positive impact they’re making.

Mark Stringer, Co-Founder and CMO of SKOOT notes the customer engagement benefits available to restaurants who integrate the Eco-Contribution into their systems:

Environmental impact has a growing sway on consumer decision-making, and rightly so. Through our virtual impact dashboards, businesses can transparently showcase their sustainability journey, fostering stronger customer connections, driving positive engagement and empowering them to take more responsibility for their own carbon footprint.

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Greg Gormley, CEO and Co-Founder (left) and Mark Stringer, CMO and Co-Founder (right)

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How Much Does It Cost to Add SKOOT’s Eco-Contribution to Your System?

For GloriaFood clients, there are no monthly fees, no additional hardware or IT required, and no set-up costs.

SKOOT also doesn’t fix the price restaurants charge for the Eco-Contribution. You can set your own charge and make this cash-flow positive.

What they do ask is that any additional money made be used for Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives, whether that’s EV chargers, local tree planting, or LED lights.

For example, if a takeaway charges £1.00 for one tree and two plastic bottles, the money that doesn’t go toward that goal can be used to support the restaurant’s ESG initiatives.

How Can You Integrate SKOOT into Your GloriaFood Online Ordering System?

To add the Eco-Contribution to your system, book a call with SKOOT’s team and they will walk you through the process. Alternatively, contact GloriaFood support for assistance using the chat button at the bottom of the page.

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Then, all you need to do is install the SKOOT Eco-Contribution app to start planting trees and preventing ocean plastic.

If you have additional questions, you can learn more about the GloriaFood integration on their website or contact their sales team at

How Will Your Food Clients See the Eco-Contribution at Checkout?

Every time a customer places an order, they will see the Eco-Contribution fee displayed at checkout, under the cost of the menu items.

gloriafood eco contribution checkout cart

In case customers want to learn more about the Eco-Contribution, you can ask SKOOT for more information on how to present it to your food clients on your website and social media.

Pave the Road to a Better Tomorrow with SKOOT and GloriaFood

Carbon removal and ocean plastic prevention are two of the main restaurant sustainability trends making a difference in the world today. Become part of the climate change revolution by integrating SKOOT’s Eco-Contribution into your GloriaFood online ordering system.

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Laura-Andreea Voicu

Laura-Andreea Voicu is an experienced content writer with a knack for marketing and SEO. She creates guides and resources designed to help restaurants grow their presence online and boost sales.

She has been featured on the Oracle Food and Beverage Blog and wrote for Search Engine Journal, Clutch, Sender, Venngage, Quickbooks, and many more.

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