Earth day is a special time at BGB. We are reminded to slow down and look around us and be grateful for the Earth; for its beauty and all it does to support our way of life. Earth day 2021 was dedicated to reflecting on how we can make more sustainable choices in our personal lives. The rationale is that as we become more intentional in our personal lives, we start to find ways to incorporate sustainability in other areas of our lives. This spillover can spur professional development, innovation and positive change in the workplace.
In a bid to celebrate the event as a team (despite remote working), colleagues were tasked to select one out of twenty activities to perform on Earth day or the days leading up to it. Activities were chosen at random by spinning a wheel. So many people had to spin the wheel several times to find something they weren't already doing! This is a clear indication that we're making a conscious effort to live more sustainably and that we understand that these kinds of activities are not limited to Earth day alone.
The montage below gives a peek at what the team got up to. We at BGB hope this inspires someone to take a step, however small. In the words of Robert Swan OBE, the first man to walk to both the North and South Poles, "The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it”.
Long live the Earth!
Watch our BGB colleagues Earth day montage video below: