WE LOVE THE ENVIRONMENT (especially down here in Brighton)!  Whether you’re clubbing and dancing your pants off at 4am or sipping a cappuccino on our terrace at 11am, our main priority is to give you a top experience with good service at the most reasonable prices possible (and for a late night venue and seafront summer bar, we know our prices are very competetive). Saying this, we think this is possible to do and also take as much care as you can with our fragile environment and we try our hardest to be as environmentally friendly as possible.  If you’re interested, this is what we do;

• RECYCLING

We are constantly on the lookout for more environmentally friendly ways of dealing with our waste and we do our best with the storage facilities available.  We currently recycle all glass, plastic bottles/containers, cardboard and paper, which accounts for approximately 70 percent (by volume) of our waste.  We also currently use only biodegradable straws at the venue and are constantly looking for better practical alternatives.

• ENERGY CONSUMPTION

Unfortunately, being a club with a big sound system and loads of lighting and other visual electrical treats, we do use a fair bit of electricity.  We have, however, fitted an electricity monitor that tells us exactly what appliance is using how much power and this is helping us to cut out wasteful use and reduce our overall consumption.  We are also gradually switching all our fittings to low energy use LED lighting and are always looking at ways to reduce our energy consumption further…..any relevant suggestions will be considered!

• FREE VENUE HIRE FOR ‘GREEN’ FUNDRAISERS

We put our money where our mouth is on this subject and for any legitimate fundraising party or event for green / environmental issues, we’ll hire out the venue on a weeknight for FREE (any night except Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays).  This is subject to availability and conditions.  Please email us at clubhire@volksclub.co.uk for more information.