~Sustainability teaching is incorporated in EGBOK's mission: the students are following every month classes about sustainable issues such as natural resource depletion, plastic waste, deforestation, etc.
~The students also participate to quarterly clean-up events
~Spoons does not use plastic straws or bags and provide free water refill for guests
~The cafe is also part of RefillNotLandfill campaign and sells reusable bottles to customers
~Food waste is either used for composting or given to pig farms
~Spoons is an EGBOK café, meaning all of the proceeds go towards supporting the costs for running EGBOK. Spoons is an extension of the EGBOK classroom, where students gain the skills and experience they need to succeed in their future hospitality careers.
~Most ingredients are locally made/grown, helping to support local food suppliers and farmers. The coffee comes from Feel Good Coffee in Phnom Penh and the cocktails feature a special blend of infused Cambodian rice wine custom made for EGBOK, prepared right down the road from us at Sombai.
~Spoons has also partnered with a lot of other organisations in Siem Reap; including Life and Hope Association to make Spoons uniforms, The Iron Workshop for its metal bar front and entrance sign, Cambodia Doodle Club for the mural adorning the wall behind the Spoons Bar and Bambusa Global Ventures to provide the building materials used for the restaurant
~Spoons is partnering with Ten Thousand Trees to plant tree in Chi Kreng district and other areas of Siem Reap province and city.
~Spoons has taken bamboo architecture to a new level in Siem Reap, serving as model for environmentally conscious and sustainable construction. Cambodia has the 3rd highest rate of deforestation in the world. Not only does building with bamboo alleviate the demand for timber but it helps raise awareness of this serious environmental issue. Spoons has partnered with Bambusa Global Ventures, who provides a sustainable source of livelihood for the indigenous communities living around the forest areas in Mondulkiri province.