Volunteer Week Makes a Big Impression

Thursday 8th November 2012

Volunteers having a talk about tools at Eco ParkVolunteer Week Makes a Big Impression

This week three sites in Birmingham and the Black Country have been transformed through the efforts of volunteers from Mace Group helping to prepare them for winter and improve habitats for increased biodiversity.

This week three sites in Birmingham and the Black Country have been transformed through the efforts of volunteers from Mace Group helping to prepare them for winter and improve habitats for increased biodiversity.volunteers working at the Centre of the Earth

As part of a nationwide scheme by Mace Group to get their employees out doing work to help with their green pledge, The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country were lucky enough to get some keen and able volunteers for three days in Winson Green, Small Heath and Walsall.

volunteers assessing Moorcroft Wood

With volunteers in London, Manchester and Scotland also taking part and sharing their experiences through twitter, the volunteers have been able to feel part of a big push for nature.
Mace has kick started its green pledge by joining the Wildlife Trust and organising the UK wide biodiversity event. The Wildlife Trusts are the UK’s largest voluntary organisation dedicated to protecting wildlife and wild places; Mace’s decision to join the organisation was influenced by its commitment to biodiversity and its capacity to lead large numbers of people in volunteering activity.

Director for sustainability at Mace, Isabel McAllister said: “Mace recognises the business has significant environmental impacts and shares the concerns of stakeholders about the need to take responsibility. As a leading company operating in the built environment, Mace is committed to the principles of sustainable development; that 650 employees have volunteered to take part in this week’s event is testament this is a company-wide commitment.”

Craig Wood, People and Wildlife Services Manager at The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country said: “We’ve been delighted to have MACE employees volunteering with us on three sites this week. The commitment they’ve shown to working for wildlife across Birmingham and the Black Country has been a great example.”

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