Helping to tackle climate change whilst improving our mental well-being

In keeping with our commitment to our local communities, last week at Bauder we encouraged the team to get involved with a local clean-up of any park or beach within their area to help create a happier, cleaner and greener place to live and enjoy. We went out individually and in groups during lunch breaks and after work to collect litter and rubbish within our local areas.

In total we collected 30 bags of rubbish. For every bag of rubbish collected we have arranged through Trees for Cities to plant a tree.
  Trees for Cities are a UK charity working at a national and international scale to improve lives by planting trees in cities. The charity get involved with local communities to cultivate lasting change in neighbourhoods – whether it’s revitalising forgotten spaces, creating healthier environments or getting people excited about growing, foraging and eating healthy food. Tree for Cities have planted 1,551,867 trees since 1993.

This initiative not only gives back to the community and works towards helping the planet by having a cleaner environment, but it was also a great activity for individuals wellbeing. During this time of year, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a common type of depression where symptoms are more apparent or severe during the winter. This includes a low mood, a loss of interest in normal everyday activities and feeling lethargic. Therefore, to combat SAD, this activity encouraged the team to get out in the natural day light, get some fresh air, socialise with colleagues or family, and get involved with our local clean up.