Earth Hour and organic fruits
One hour for our planet Earth
ebm-papst Sweden took part in Earth Hour 2015, the biggest climate protection campaign on this planet which is organized each year by the WWF to show commitment to a sustainable future.
First organized in 2007, Earth Hour is meant to raise awareness for the environment and to lend public and symbolic support to the concepts of saving energy and reducing greenhouse gas and sees cities all over the world turn off their lights.
For more awareness: The plan was to not only act and think in a more eco-friendly way. Our colleagues from ebm-papst Sweden also wanted to demonstrate their commitment through social media, different news channels and on the internet.
For a brighter future: On Friday, 27 March, the day before Earth Hour, our staff at the central office in Järfälla was encouraged to switch off the lights and to act in an eco-friendly way, both at home and at work. To bring this message home, posters carrying relevant information and advice were put up in all offices. During the afternoon coffee-break, all lights were switched off, beeswax candles were lit instead and the whole team sat down to enjoy raw apple pie and organic vanilla ice-cream.
Time for a quiz
For the rainforests in Borneo: All colleagues were invited to take part in a climate quiz to boost awareness of ecological issues. Those scoring highest were presented with a prize which was, of course, of charitable nature. In their names, ebm-papst AB donated money to the WWF tree planting projects to help restore and rebuild the rain forests in Borneo.
For less genetic engineering: Since April 2015, there are only organic and eco-friendly products such as fruit, milk, tea and coffee in the lunchroom at ebm-papst Sweden to protect and conserve the environment and to inform staff about how priceless organic food is. But it was not just this aspect of making colleagues more aware of eco-friendly consuming, the campaign also aimed at showing that only consuming what you really need is also an important contribution to making our planet stay green.
For the good cause: Besides all the completed activities there will be a vegetarian lunch on 5 June. The colleagues in Sweden also want to continue helping organizations like SOS Children‘s Villages International, The Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation and WWF at Christmas time.