A green leap out of the office

green leap day 2015Businesses from Peterborough ventured out of the office to take part in various outdoor activities for this year’s Green Leap Day.

Although the official Green Leap Day takes place on February 29th, each year Athene Communications teams up with local businesses to participate in an event at the end of February where employees are involved in a hands on project, with the aim of making a positive contribution to the environment.

Richard Astle, Managing Director of Athene, visited the Maxey-Etton Pits, alongside members of Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT), Peterborough City Council, Royal HaskoningDHV and Change Agents UK, taking a day out from behind the desk to head out into the green land.

Richard Astle said: “This is the seventh consecutive year Athene has participated in Green Leap Day. It is great opportunity for staff to visit an area of green land to get involved in something they wouldn’t normally do. Events like this are really important as they encourage staff to work together to make a real impact.

“The day consisted of many different activities, some of which include moving a bird hide, clearing a pond area and raising a bed for a fruit orchard. Athene, alongside everyone else who attended, thoroughly enjoyed their days work and found it a worthwhile opportunity.”

Carly Leonard, Chief Executive of Peterborough Environment City Trust added: “Everyone who attended the Green Leap Day had an absolutely fantastic time. On one of the first days of spring, it was fantastic to have a day to get stuck in with some outdoor activity while helping improve the natural environment.”

“Our staff got involved with various elements on the day, including installing wildlife habitats and building raised beds. It is fantastic to be part of an initiative that achieves something great for our local environment.”