As global landmarks from Rio’s Christ the Redeemer to Dubai’s Burj Khalifa were lit-up green to mark the UN’s World Environment Day, June 5, Anthesis shone our own spotlight on the environment by creating a photo gallery to raise money for a worthy environmental cause and connect with colleagues across the globe.
This year’s World Environment Day theme was ‘Connecting People to Nature’ – getting people out and about to appreciate the natural world and the need to protect it. Our collaborative photo gallery gave us the opportunity to do just this, and share some of our favorite places, people and wildlife with colleagues in a bid to nominate and raise money for a charitable organization, and be crowned Anthesis WED Photographer of the Year 2017! This year, Canada was the host country for World Environment Day activities, and our Canadian colleagues were keen to take part:
“This employee engagement campaign was a fabulous opportunity for all of us to connect with one another on the wild spaces and beautiful places that inspire us to do the work we do every day here at Anthesis. We share a common ethos around wilderness conservation as well as a passion for friendly competition from time to time…so the challenge was on!”
Jenn Clipsham, Senior Principal Consultant & Practice Leader, Canada
The gallery’s delights included everything from idyllic campsites and Costa Rican sunsets through to a home-grown peony and curious seagull visiting the window ledge of our office in Bristol, UK. Here are some of the additions to this collaborative photo gallery (click to view larger images).
All in all, 149 photos amounted to a $149 Canadian dollar donation to colleague-nominated, island-focused charity ‘Seacology’. This organization works to protect island habitats and assist local communities by offering villages a unique deal: if they agree to create a forest or marine reserve, Seacology provide funds for village needs, such as a school or health clinic.
As well as getting behind the lens on World Environment Day, and following the Trump Administration’s announcement that it intends to pull the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement, Anthesis became signatories of an open letter as part of the ‘We Are Still In’ campaign. This campaign signals that our business is standing with other organizations to do the hard work necessary to tackle climate change.
What did you do on World Environment Day? Did you run an employee engagement campaign? Are you part of the ‘We Are Still In’ campaign? Get in touch and let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.