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Mobbing Fed Square in November

The long-awaited Fed Square mob date has been set.

If you joined us recently Beer Deluxe, il Pomodoro and the Jolimont cafe all taped videos with their pledges on what environmental improvements they would make to win the mob of consumers. After online and in-person voting at the Sustainable Living Festival earlier this year il Pomodoro got the most votes and won the mob.

When is it?

The mob will be held on Thursday 17th November from 5.30-7.30pm.

Carrotmob at il pomodoro in Fed Square on Thursday Nov 17 from 5.30 to 7.30pm

What environmental improvements will be made?

100% of the profit from the two hours will go towards the promised veggie garden. The garden will decrease il Pomodoro’s  carbon footprint by cutting down on food transportation as well as resulting in less food waste.

After completing the environmental audit as part of the Carrotmob process il Pomodoro are also planning more changes  independently such as changing their lights, improving organic waste management and promoting reusable keep cups.

What do I have to do?

All you have to do is show up for an after work drink, Italian-inspired snack, dinner or dessert. Every single dollar of your purchase goes towards the garden. Too easy.

What’s in it for me?

As well as helping us save the environment there will be music from Matt Wicking of The General Assembly as well as some Carrotmob promo deals. . Subscribe to the blog, follow us on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook to keep in the loop.

As votes are counted it’s a photo finish

Online voting has now closed and the final votes are:

  • Jolimont cafe 7
  • Beer Deluxe 8
  • il Pomodoro 14

But wait…there are still the paper votes to consider….

Voting cards from Sustainable Living Festival

Who will win? It's neck and neck between il Pomodoro and Beer Deluxe

As you can see from the picture above, voting from the Sustainable Living Festival  was close too. From front to back we have the votes from Jolimont cafe, Beer DeLuxe and il Pomodoro. The winner will be announced later this week.

The carrot hobnobs with the stars

The carrot in the presence of enviro royalty, David Suzuki

Yes, it’s a little hard to see but that is David Suzuki, environmental activist and broadcaster.

If you’re still struggling with the climate change basics, David is a great go-to guy.

As well as showing off her environmental connections, the carrot also wanted to let you know the final count for the Sustainable Living Festival is 180 votes. There will be a breakdown of who voted for which business next week so stay tuned.

Vote on who to mob at the Sustainable Living Festival

Fed Square businesses are competing for the the next Carrotmob…who do you

Federation Square

Vote on which Federation Square business you want to get the mob at the Sustainable Living Festival (photo: donaldytong)

think should get it?

To make the most of our democratic voting rights, Carrotmob is asking you to vote for the business you want to mob the most at this weekend’s Sustainable Living Festival. We also promise it won’t be a draw!

Carrotmob will be at Birrarung Marr on:

  • Friday 18th Feb, 10am – 6pm
  • Saturday, 19th Feb, 10am – 6pm
  • Sunday, 20th Feb 10am – 5pm

If you can’t make it, don’t worry, there will be online voting too.  Subscribe to keep up-to-date on voting and find out who will be competing for the chance to make their business greener.