Our Wildlife Gardening at Work Awards are open to our Corporate Members and recognise their efforts to look after wildlife on their own patch.
The 2018 awards are now open for entries!
From bee houses, bug hotels and bird baths to window boxes and ponds, you can help to give a wide variety of species new places to call home. The awards scheme is also a great way to use recycled materials and give your staff an opportunity to use their practical skills. Entrants from previous years have reported benefits for their business as well as wildlife, as being outside and seeing a difference for nature has had a positive effect on the working life of their staff.
If you are a Corporate Member, we would like to hear about what you have been doing, what impact it has had and how you have engaged your staff with the project. It doesn’t have to be a monumental change, as even small steps can make a real difference for wildlife. To help get you thinking about what you’ve already done, or what you can do before the closing date of 31st May, here are a few ideas:
- What improvements have you made to your site? Have you or could you put up a bird box, plant wildflowers, compost your kitchen waste, or even install a pond?
- What wildlife have you seen at work? Has this increased in number or have you seen different species as a result of what you’ve done?
- What impact has the project had on your staff? Are they enjoying getting involved? Have they been motivated to do more for wildlife, at work or in their own gardens at home?
Enter one or even all four categories:
- Best Wildlife Sighting in a Wildlife Garden
- Best Employee Engagement in a Wildlife Garden
- Best Use of Recycled Materials in a Wildlife Garden
- Overall Winner – Best Wildlife Garden
We would also like to hear about what measures you’ve put in place to ensure the sustainability of your project. How are you maintaining the garden, and do you have any plans to develop it?
Download a resource pack and a short entry form at the bottom of this page, or contact us on 01954 713560 or email@example.com
Don’t forget to take before, during and after photographs of your wildlife project to showcase what you’ve achieved. The closing date is 31st May and the winners will be announced in the summer issue of Wildlife at Work.