The RGU GoGreen Zero Waste Community Café

RGU GoGreen are a project that aim to spread the word about environmental topics and provide tools, opportunities, training and volunteering to encourage us all to take care of our planet. As one of their main projects GoGreen have opened a zero waste community café.


The community café is designed to provide free sustainable food and provide delicious meals with absolutely no waste!

You can also get a chance to meet new people at GoGreen’s open mic nights, international food fests, inspiring talks and language cafes.

Here are some interesting facts and figures about the community café:

• 451 portions of main meals served over 9 instances of the café (14 October – 09 December) – average of 50.1 per evening
• Almost 250 portions of dessert served over 9 instances of the café – average of 27.8 per evening
• Saved over 110 kilos of food waste due to smart cooking practices compared to the average restaurant


Here some examples of some of the work and the events they achieved:

  • Acoustic Live Performance by Jamie Rodden;
  • Screening of Food Waste educational talks;
  •  Re-use-themed Halloween theme party;
  • Co-op conversations with inspirational speakers;
  • “Before the Flood” movie screening;
  • Environmental games night, incl. a pub quiz, a photo exhibition and a pin-on-the-map game;
  • St. Andrews ceilidh in partnership with ResLife and ESN;
  • The Big Debate – This house believes we should abandon Nuclear Energy;
  • Live Music with world fusion band “The Melting Pot”.


GoGreen is an amazing project and really does a lot for the environment, if you would like to get involved visit their website.

The café is at Ruthrieston Community Centre on 532-536 Holburn St, Aberdeen AB10 7LL. You can reach it on the 1 or 2 bus, by bicycle or walk, there is also a car park at the back of the building. They are open every Friday during term from 6pm-8pm.

Katie x

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