We partner and run various initiatives in our local community, and we’re especially passionate about environmental matters. If you’re running a charity event in our area, and would like us to donate tickets, or food/drinks vouchers, or use our venue to hold a meeting or a fundraising event, please get in touch. We might not be able to honour every request, and it’s important that it be local to us, but other than that, we’d love to help. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for all requests – be it events, launches, fundraisers, meetings, workshops or talks.
Paint by the pints had their first dog fundraising event with us to raise money for DSPCA. We have three events with them in the calendar to help out all the doggos out there. We love dogs at MVP and we always want to get involved in any way we can. Please get in touch if you have an idea for a fundraiser. Check out Paint By The Pints here.
Young Friends of the Earth held a table quiz on all things green here in the upstairs at MVP on March 31st to raise funds for their upcoming art exhibition, For Earth’s Sake; stay tuned for more details on their exhibition!
The CLIMATE QUEENS were on a mission to raise awareness around the impacts of climate change and hosted a podcast series looking at the effects the changing climate is having on our community, both on a global and local level. This fun, friendly and informative podcast series hoped to inspire listeners to take positive action.
We supported a fundraising event on independence day which was a lot of fun and for a great cause. It was to raise funds for a library at Bukit Lawang Trust Education Centre In Sumatra, Indonesia that Rory Kennedy worked in, he was delighted with the turn out 💜
Once a month we’ll be letting out the upstairs to a group of locals who come in to fix clothes. All for 100% FREE. As we all know, ripped and broken items are no good for the charity shop but even worse for landfill. In order to be a bit kinder to the planet we must start repairing and stop wasting!
The KAL is taking place in MVP tomorrow 30/08/19 with the goal to knit two fabulous hat designs to be donated to people affected by homelessness in Dublin who are assisted by the Foundation. Participants to the KAL will be entered into a prize draw sponsored by The Constant Knitter
What’s Greentonic you ask? It’s an extension of Bodytonic which focuses on all aspects of being green/reducing waste/energy efficient/environmentally friendly. We want to reduce our waste, remove single use plastic, be environmentally friendly and overall try to make the world (or our gaff for now) a better place. We got rid of plastic straws and single use plastic cups. We’ve got reusable plastic cups and metal straws for our events, which not only look the business but reduce our plastic waste. We’ve also banned takeaway coffee cups in the office – Keep Cups all round’ baby. We’re also learning day by day, getting things wrong, making mistakes, and trying to make things right. If you have any ideas or see us doing silly things we can easily improve on, please let us know, we’re open to learning and doing as much as we can – email@example.com
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle; as some of you may have noticed, MVP hasn’t stocked plastic straws in a while now. This is deliberate; we’re trying to cut down on our single-use wastage. We also dehydrate many of our fruits for garnishes – lemons, limes, grapefruits, oranges, strawberries… this reduces our fruit waste (and they still taste and look amazing!)
Crisp Packet Recycling; we’ve started collecting our empty crisp packets to be packed up and sent to Terracycle, who compact the waste into plastic pellets and make upcycled new items such as furniture out of them. Guilt-free crisp eating? We’re all here for it! Check out Terracycle’s crisp recycling scheme here:: https://www.terracycle.com/en-IE/brigades/crisppacket
Bin it to Win it
We had been racking our brains trying to come up with an idea for everyone to help keep our beautiful canal tidy when the sun shines so we decided to come up with our Bin it to Win it campaign. It’s simple really – call into MVP, we’ll give you a Brewtonic bin bag, you bring it back full of rubbish you cleaned up from the canal and we’ll sort you a free pint of one of our Brewtonic beers. Thats it!
We’re growing our very own plants out the back for the bees. They’re coming along nicely, will keep yee updated.
Every week, we’ll be doing specialty cocktails were we give 10% of sales to different Dog Charities. Everyone who knows us understands our love for dogs 💛 The initiation came from Negroni week last week, and we were able to donate over 30e to Dogs Trust.