Earth Day took place this weekend on 22nd April so we took time out last week to pick up litter near their facilities in Fareham and Segensworth.
The organisers of Earth Day are this year calling for an end to plastic pollution. Recent news coverage has highlighted that plastic is a significant threat to the environment, from damaging marine life to littering beaches and landscapes. Inspired by the cause, the whole team at Green Co took to the streets to rid them of the litter.
We’re a green IT company, which means we run low carbon, high efficiency data centres and we have a range of solutions to help businesses reduce their carbon footprint. Earth Day gives us a good reminder to also make a practical contribution by improving our immediate environment, which is something the whole team cares about. While we were out picking up litter, we had offers from other businesses offering to help – you’ll see from the photos that there was a lot to do. It’s a shame there was so much litter to collect, but equally heartening to think we might work together to clean it up.
The litter picking is a new addition to our ongoing search for ways to make our businesses, and our local business community, better for the environment. In addition to providing a range of green IT services including super-fast broadband, private cloud and disaster recovery delivered from their two data centres in Fareham and Segensworth, Green Co runs a range of extra-curricular environmental initiatives. The staff have planted a meadow which supports local wildlife – not to mention a welcome burst of colour in the summer – and some of the team also look after bee hives located on the grounds. Bees are essential vital to a healthy ecosystem and their decline has been a matter of concern for many environmentalists and the hives reflect our practical, hands-on approach to conservation.