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CBRE flower power promotes Earth Day

CBRE, facilities manager at 180 West George Street, launched a sunflower growing competition for tenants this week in celebration of Earth Day.

The event aimed to remind people of the importance of being environmentally conscious whilst also encouraging occupant engagement.

Angela McGarrigle, Regional Facilities Manager, CBRE, said: “Increasing occupier engagement is really important when it comes to meeting compliance obligations and achieving sustainability objectives.

“Today’s event, whilst fun and informal, paves the way for working together with tenants to reduce the overall impact of commercial spaces on the environment.”

Employees from Class for Kids, BJSS, Frazer Nash, Mathworks, Peninsula and LMR Management Services, all resident at 180 West George Street, were among the participants who planted and named a sunflower seed to be grown on in their offices.

Elaine Strang, sales manager, GP Plantscape provided some expert instruction throughout the planting process and proffered advice for feeding, watering and nurturing their seedlings.

GP Plantscape also supported the event by providing planting materials and provide interior landscaping services in the reception area of the building.

It’s fair to say the participants were enthusiastic about the event, some even dressing for the occasion.

CBRE’s Earth Day initiative is the first in what will be monthly events to encourage sustainable practices with next month’s meeting focusing on sustainable packed lunches.

The events and meetings will be promoted on the building’s app which has recently been launched by landlord, Picton. The Picton App has been introduced to enhance the experience of working in 180 West George Street and 9 other sites as well as helping drive ESG initiatives across their portfolio.

In the coming months, Angela will be taking the vital measurements of each sunflower to determine the winner of the tallest sunflower contest.

The tallest sunflower ever recorded was 9:17m or 30 feet and 1 inch high.

Can they break the world record?

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