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Going Green for Mother Ocean Day!

It’s a popular expression around here that we GIANTs bleed purple. But recently, we’ve gone a little more green. No, this isn’t a rebrand. This is us attempting to address climate change and be more eco-friendly.

What better way to start than a beach clean for Mother Ocean Day? And of course, it was no ordinary beach clean… it was a #GIANTbeachclean.

As a forward thinking company, we try our best at offering excellent customer service, cutting edge digital marketing and a staff-benefit fueled environment. With all of this in mind, we have internal ‘squads’ that help us run social, charity and sporting events. But there was a gap in our squad market, one with a focus on the environment.

Introducing Sleeping Giant Media’s Green Squad!

A squad dedicated to improving Sleeping Giant Media’s carbon footprint and efforts to be more environmentally friendly. Climate change is increasingly in our news feeds and it’s not going away anytime soon, so we think it’s only right we do our bit, not only for our immediate community but for the sake of the planet. It’s a GIANT project.

With the help of our friends at Folkestone & Hythe District Council and Surfers Against Sewage, we took to Folkestone beach on the morning of Friday 10th May, just before work, and set the Giants lose.

Equipped with grabbers, gloves, and bags provided by the council, we ventured from the Lower Leas car park and covered over 1200m in either direction, scanning for any sign of plastic or non-biodegradable debris.

An hour later, we came back with bags and bags of waste, which then proudly sat in bags ready for collection, keeping Folkestone’s beach that much cleaner and free from plastic.

“Our first #GIANTBeachClean was really good fun! It was brilliant to meet with everyone before work on a beautiful day to do something for our community. We picked up a lot of single-use plastics such as soft drink bottles during the clean, which has been a good motivator to work with the GIANT Green Squad to see what we can do about reducing our teams use of it in and around the office.” – Justine Robson

“There’s nothing more rewarding than spending some time before work doing your bit to help tackle climate change. I think this is an excellent example of how each person can make a difference, even if it’s just one hour before you clock in for work as nobody came back empty-handed. Now imagine if this was amplified across cities and counties… each action would ripple into an incredibly powerful movement.” – Shaun Staunton

This won’t be the last you hear of Sleeping Giant Media’s Green Squad either as we plan to make our GIANT Beach Cleans open to anyone who wants to join in and add an extra pair of hands.

Be sure to follow us on social media to keep up to date with any upcoming events with dates and times of our next Beach Clean. If you or your business have any ideas you’d like us to help support, please get in touch!

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