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Yesterday we kicked off Business Green Week with a thought-provoking video and discussion that got the team thinking about the impacts of our everyday decisions on the world around us.

The discussion focused on the things we could improve upon to reduce our environmental impact, so today we decided to encourage some action among the team.

Today’s green week theme is ‘Think Local’ and we’ve got our staff thinking about a change they could make right outside their back door! We’ve bought wildflower seeds and have encouraged our team to each take home a bag. The idea is that they will dedicate a patch of their lawn or garden to grow wild by scattering the seeds there and letting them grow into a wildlife haven.

We’ve noticed these wild meadow patches popping up more and more around Bristol as areas of our city parks are being left to grow. Allowing the grass to get a little taller and wildflowers to start popping up has many benefits. The height of the grass and flowers provides shelter and food for critters down below. Up above the flowers provide vital food for bees in the form of nectar and pollen. With the rapid decline of bee populations this is a simple and beautiful way to encourage them to pollinate around your neighbourhood. What's not to like?!

ecosurety Business Green Week wildflower sowing


Have you grown a wild meadow in your garden or around your home? Comment below and tell us your experience, we’d love to get some more inspiration!

Come back tomorrow to read how we work to lower our impact in the office by cracking down on our energy consumption for the 'Low impact' day of Business Green Week.


Abigail Warren

Client services manager

Abigail joined Ecosurety in June 2015 and is now acting client services manager to cover maternity leave, ensuring our team provide valuable support to our clients to ensure their needs are met. She graduated in 2014 with a BSc in Environmental Studies from Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts.


Written by
Abigail Warren
Published
14/06/2016
Topics
Sustainability, Ecosurety

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