Conister Bank celebrates World Earth Day 2021

Earth Day, is celebrated every year on 22 April, and is designed to drive action on the environment and climate crisis around the world.

Earth Day was created in 1970 when the modern environmental movement began and Gaylord Nelson was inspired to celebrate ‘Earth Day’ as a way to force this issue onto the national agenda.

Earth Day’s mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Earth Day seeks to encourage people to act to drive transformational change and enthusiasm, and commitment to create a sustainable future.

The need for an effective response to sustainability has never been greater. 2020 and the Covid-19 pandemic have highlighted some of the important issues facing our planet, businesses and communities. The global focus and approach towards sustainability and ESG is changing, and building responsible, purpose-led businesses sits at the front and centre of this approach.

To celebrate this significant day,  Conister Bank rewarded all of their staff with a desk plant.

Plants in the office can assist to clean the air, they help reduce carbon dioxide levels by about 10% in air-conditioned offices, they allegedly help to reduce stress and they can boost focus and creativity.