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Business at the front; planting at the back | Office efforts of the month

Mon 04 Oct 2021 | 04:19 pm GMT
Rob Hutchins | Products of Change Writer

Gibsons Games in the Garden

Here at Products of Change we believe the best way to perpetuate positive industry change is in the sharing of all your sustainability endeavours – no matter how big or how small. It’s why we’re kicking off a new social campaign to encourage businesses across the industries to get back to basics with nature, and why you’ll now find us lurking around your office gardens… Helping us launch the new campaign: Business at the front, planting at the back, allow us to hand over to Rebecca Hersee at Gibsons Games. We have been very busy at Gibsons HQ investigating how we can improve our environmental footprint. In 2019 we set up our very own in-house ‘Green Gang’ with a mission to improve our sustainability across the business.  
The team at Gibsons Games set to work restoring their patch of nature. 
As well as removing shrink-wrap from our puzzle boxes and using FSC paper and recycled puzzle board, we are making small changes within our office too. Last year, a neighbour helped us to transform a small piece of wasteland at the side of our building into a thriving area of wildflowers, attracting insects and wildlife.
Wildflowers at Gibsons Games HQ have been doing their bit to attract insects and wildlife into the area.
We have also made changes like switching to glass milk bottles and using bars of soap instead of plastic bottles. These may seem like small changes but we are committed to searching for new ways to work whilst reducing our impact on the world. Products of Change needs you… to send us your company campaigns and initiatives. Been on a beach clean up trip with work? Giving nature that little leg up with your own office garden? Send your pictures with a short description to Rob@productsofchange.com and help POC spread your message across the industries.
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