In commemoration of World Environment Day, under the international theme ‘Ecosystem Restoration’, employees from Flow ‘showed off’ their love for the environment. With more than 90% of employees currently working from home, team members were encouraged to engage in an environmentally friendly activity, be it planting a tree or a recycling project.
Vice President of Flow, Simone Martin-Sulgan said “there really is no better therapy than planting a tree or taking care of a home garden. It is therapeutic in nature; and with so many of us now working from home, this presented an opportunity to get us moving and outdoors for a change.”
Through simple activities, like watering or tending to plants, we can boost our energy levels, reduce stress, and improve our mood. What is more, ultimately these all add up to protecting our environment.”
Staff demonstrated their home gardening skills while tending to and watering their plants, some planted new herbs and seasonings in their backyard garden, and yet others went the way of a family recycling project with the help of their children.
Ecosystem restoration means preventing, halting and reversing the damage to our planet – to go from exploiting nature to healing it. And the submissions received showed employees from across the business truly ‘healing nature’.
“I was particularly thrilled to see our employees involving their children in these activities as we all recognize the important role that we as parents and adults play in teaching the next generation the importance of being environmentally aware”, Martin-Sulgan continued.
Since 1974, World Environment Day has been celebrated every year on 5 June, engaging governments, businesses and citizens in an effort to address pressing environmental issues. This year, the international organisers are calling on citizens to join #GenerationRestoration to revive and protect our ecosystems.