10 years of Green Week: The best bits

20th July 2020

This year will be our 10th annual Green Week! As this is a special anniversary, we wanted to take some time to reflect on 10 years of learning, debate, action and fun – all themed around important sustainable issues. Here are our 10 favourite moments…

2012-2016 From parking to park

Over the years we’ve symbolically converted director parking into people and plant friendly spaces. We even transformed our Bristol car park into a netball court and 5-a-side football pitch. Any excuse to ditch the car!

2014 Redcliffe Cave talks

We hosted a candle-lit evening of short sustainability talks in the amazing setting of Redcliffe Caves, one of Bristol’s hidden gems. A performance by Voces Harmonicae made for an atmospheric finale!

2015 Man v Machine

Man v Machine was our legendary commuter transport race from Bristol Temple Meads to our Clifton HQ. How do you get across the city quickest (and most sustainably): e-car, e-bike, bike, bus, taxi, train, run or walk? Watch the video to find out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObPKqLK20C0

2016 Plastic Pavilion

We held a competition to design a pavilion in our Bristol garden. It was won by Tomasz Jemiol with his proposal for a cube made out of salvaged milk bottles. The pavilion really highlighted how much plastic is used in drinks packaging!

2017 We got wild

Both our Cardiff and Bristol offices were visited by exotic animals: snakes, tarantulas, scorpions, tortoises…and Cora Kwiatkowski’s Shetland pony! No need for a lawn mower when you have an office pony…

2017 5-to-9 micro-adventure

Inspired by an initiative started by author/adventurer Alastair Humphreys we reversed the 9-to-5 and left the office for a 5-to-9 micro-adventure. After spending a night under the stars at an iron age fort, we returned rejuvenated and ready for work the next morning.

2018 Embracing new technology

BMW visited us in Bristol for an exclusive talk on their BMWi8 hybrid – proving that even high performance cars can be designed with sustainability in mind. Meanwhile our Cardiff team got the chance to take a Tesla Model X for a spin!

2018 Lending a hand in the sand

Like much of Britain, the Cornish coast is no exception when it comes to litter problems. Bin bags at the ready, our team in Truro headed to Perranporth beach to restore this stretch of sand back to its natural state of beauty.

2010-2019 Working wonders with waste

From benches to origami pen pots, insect hotels to eco-bricks – you name it, we’ve made it. Last year we installed 17 bird boxes at Prom House made from off-cuts of unwanted timber.

Head over to our Green Week page to find out what’s in store this year. Or follow the action on Twitter #GreenWeek10