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Sustainability at Élephante

Sustainability has always been important to us at Élephante, and we're excited to take our environmental efforts to the next level by measuring our carbon footprint, analyzing and tracking our emissions, creating a plan to reduce our impact on the environment, and becoming a Carbon Neutral business.

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3,427 metric tons

of carbon offset since 2022

That's like taking 745 cars off the road, permanently.


Tracking Our Emissions

Tracking Our Emissions

We've partnered with GreenPlaces to conduct annual carbon assessments in order to calculate our footprint, identifying the total emissions our business is responsible for producing, and using (directly and indirectly). Understanding our emissions allows us to be smart about what next steps we take on our climate journey. Through these assessments we are measuring and tracking our Scopes 1, 2 and 3 emissions, and we recently completed our 2021 Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report in accordance with GHG protocol.

Going Carbon Neutral

Going Carbon Neutral

Elephante has been a Carbon Neutral business since 2022, which means that our carbon emissions are balanced by carbon negative projects to eliminate our impact on the environment. By investing in verified environmental projects around that globe that reduce or remove carbon from the atmosphere, we have offset 3,427 metric tons of carbon in 2022 alone! 

Supporting Social Causes

Supporting Social Causes

Elephante is committed to extending good energy and goodwill beyond our restaurant and back into the Los Angeles community. Our team seeks out partnerships with national hunger relief outfits and local charitable organizations whose mission aligns with our vision. This year we’ve raised $218,055.49 for The Thirst Project which works to address the global water crisis by building freshwater wells in developing communities that need safe, clean drinking water. 


Refrigerant Reclamation Project

Hudson Technologies is working to reduce the overall environmental impact refrigerants have on our world by reclaiming and reusing hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) - the most commonly used refrigerant and a powerful greenhouse gas when released into the atmosphere. Hudson processes used refrigerants to remove oil and water so that they meet specifications for new refrigerant gas, and once restored, they are used in the maintenance of existing and newly manufactured products. By reclaiming, recertifying, and reusing refrigerants - 400,000 lbs to date - this project is reducing greenhouse gas emissions and waste, and promoting a more sustainable means of HFC use and management.

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Paradigm Cookstoves Project

Launched in 2008, The Paradigm Project is a social enterprise providing products, services and opportunities that address basic human needs in the poorest markets of Africa. In Kenya, Paradigm created EzyLife - a company that distributes locally-appropriate, energy efficient cooking technologies to address the financial and environmental problems arising from open fire cooking and traditional stoves used in poor communities. The local jobs that have been created as a result of this project provide lasting benefits including reduced consumption of natural resources and positive impacts for women and girls. Paradigm became one of the first verified projects in the world in 2019 when its social outcomes were verified by an independent agency. Verifications have counted nearly 300,000 people positively impacted by the program, 6.2 million hours and over $3 million dollars in firewood costs saved.

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Run of the River Hydropower

This "Run of the Rivers" project allows energy harvested from flowing water to generate electricity as a renewable energy source. These hydropower plants provide power without causing airborne pollutants and help to displace power generated by harmful fossil fuels.

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Native Bloodwood Forest Protection

This project not only protects existing native forests of Bloodwood trees in northern New South Wales, it also works to regenerate and restore thousands of additional hectares that were once flush with these trees, which get their name from the red, blood-like sap they secrete when cut down. By protecting the land from deforestation and allowing it to be managed in a way that protects local wildlife and biodiversity, the fragile ecosystem and landscape are able to thrive. A rigorous feral animal control program, extensive fencing, along with yard and watering programs, help establish a balanced and diverse ecosystem while also contributing to additional UN Sustainable Development goals beyond carbon sequestration.

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