Glad Group is continually looking for new ways to reduce the environmental impact of our services. We work closely with our suppliers and clients to ensure that we are always taking a sustainable approach to our business activities.

This year, we are encouraging employees’ to get behind movements like Earth Hour and Earth Day, which shine a light on the issue and have the potential to persuade everyone to make changes to their lifestyle for the good of the environment.

For those in the dark, Earth Hour is a global crusade for positive change organised by the WWF in which hundreds of millions of people around the world flick light switches to create awareness about energy consumption and climate change.

What started as a Sydney lights-off event in 2007, now encompasses over 7,000 cities in 187 countries. The usual Earth Hour practice is for individuals, communities, landmarks and businesses to go “lights out” for one hour.
As Australians, we share our environment with some of the most unique wildlife on earth, both above and underwater. More than 80% of Australia’s flowering plants, mammals, reptiles, frogs and almost 50% of our birds can’t be found anywhere else on Earth. Due to current climate situations, these statistics are rapidly changing, and they are changing for the worse. We are losing species at an unprecedented rate, with climate change being a major player.

This year, Earth Day is asking people to join their ‘Protect our Species’ campaign, which is aimed at educating and raising awareness about the accelerating rate of extinction of millions of species and the causes and consequences of this phenomenon.

For such a big and powerful symbol of commitment to the planet, it’s pretty easy to get involved.

What can you do?

  • Night-time walk
  • Candlelit dinner (use beeswax candles wherever possible as these are better for the environment)
  • Go stargazing
  • Watch an environmental film/documentary
  • Have a games night with friends
  • Put on an unplugged musical performance
  • Make the hour technology free
  • Tell some ghost stories
  • Snacks and games around a campfire (also combine with above for a truly spooky evening!)

How to go green in the office