Thursday, 22 April 2010

Earth Day, 22nd April 2010

For Earth Day 2010, we're being encouraged to join a Billion Acts of Green, by pledging an action to reduce our environmental impact. The timing is poignant given that the European airlines have been grounded for most of the last week due to a natural disaster. A timely reminder that we have no control over the forces of nature, and perhaps it will stop us from taking air travel so much for granted in the future.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Walk to Work Week

Walk to Work Week runs from 26th to 30th April, a project of Living Streets. The theme for this year's event is 'Get fit without the hassle. Try walking to, from or during work.' They have set 5 challenges for employees:

1.Try walking all or part of the way to work
2.Try walking all or part of the way home from work
3.Hold a walking meeting
4.Walk all or part of the way to a meeting
5.Take a walk during your lunch break

An online tool will enable workplace organisers to track the impact of the Week, and will also allow individual employees to track their own progress. Prizes will be available both to partcipating employees and workplaces.
There are a number of free resources to help workplace organisers promote the Week and get their colleagues involved both leading up to and during the event.