World Environment Day

Today is World Environment Day.

Man is both creature and moulder of his environment, which gives him physical sustenance and affords him the opportunity for intellectual, moral, social and spiritual growth. In the long and tortuous evolution of the human race on this planet a stage has been reached when, through the rapid acceleration of science and technology, man has acquired the power to transform his environment in countless ways and on an unprecedented scale.

The United Nations, aware that the protection and improvement of the human environment is a major issue, which affects the well-being of peoples and economic development throughout the world, designated 5 June as the World Environment Day. The celebration of this day provides us with an opportunity to broaden the basis for an enlightened opinion and responsible conduct by individuals, enterprises and communities in preserving and enhancing the environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated all over the world.

“Connecting People to Nature”

Each World Environment Day is organized around a theme that focuses attention on a particularly pressing environmental concern. The theme for 2017, ‘Connecting People to Nature’, urges us to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and to think about how we are part of nature and how intimately we depend on it. It challenges us to find fun and exciting ways to experience and cherish this vital relationship.

Billions of rural people around the world spend every working day ‘connected to nature’ and appreciate full well their dependence on natural water supplies and how nature provides their livelihoods in the form of fertile soil. They are among the first to suffer when ecosystems are threatened, whether by pollution, climate change or over-exploitation.

Nature’s gifts are often hard to value in monetary terms. Like clean air, they are often taken for granted, at least until they become scarce. However, economists are developing ways to measure the multi-trillion-dollar worth of many so-called ‘ecosystem services’, from insects pollinating fruit trees to the leisure, health and spiritual benefits of a hike up a valley. *

(* Taken from UN World Environment Day website)

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National Children’s Gardening Week

 

National Childrens Gardening Week

This week is National Children’s Gardening Week.

It aims to capture children’s enthusiasm at a time when results are immediate.

National Children’s Gardening Week takes place annually  in the ‘warm’ half term at the end of May. This means that pretty much throughout the UK they can plant all the popular plants with little fear of weather damage or the need for complicated protective growing.

For more information and to get your children growing, go to the website (by clicking on the link above) or log onto their Facebook page.

 

World Day for Safety and Health at Work

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The 28th April is the World Day for Safety and Health at Work.

Every day, 6,300 people die as a result of occupational accidents or work-related diseases – more than 2.3 million deaths per year. 317 million accidents occur on the job annually; many of these resulting in extended absences from work. The human cost of this daily adversity is vast and the economic burden of poor occupational safety and health practices is estimated at 4 per cent of global Gross Domestic Product each year.

The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is an annual international campaign to promote safe, healthy and decent work. It is held on 28 April and has been observed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) since 2003.

At Grotech Production we believe in keeping our staff, customers and suppliers safe at all times.

Work Safe, Be Safe, Stay Safe

Tour de Yorkshire

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This weekend sees the running of the 3rd Tour de Yorkshire where the worlds top cyclists battle it out on the county’s roads to be awarded the coveted winners blue jersey.

Thousands of spectators are expected to line the route to cheer on the riders but how many of those spectators will be on their bike ? And how many of those will be protected against punctures by Wheelgoo ?

Grotech Product Development Service

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Wheelgoo, is an innovative puncture sealant developed by the technical team here at Grotech Production as a result of an enquiry from a customer who wanted a high quality puncture sealant to add to their range.

Working to a brief and under a Development Agreement, Grotech not only developed the formulation, but also the pack contents and the packaging so that our customer received a “shelf ready” product.

If you have an idea that you want developing or a formulation that needs blending and packing, contact Grotech Production on 01405 761746 and see how we can help you.

If you want to watch this fantastic event, click on the route below to see more details

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