On the 13th of June, the KWT Global UK team took a break from our day-to-day work to fulfil the company’s pledge of helping the greater good as part of our purpose-led ethos.
Joining wardens from the Harrow Nature Conservation Forum at Stanmore Common, we keenly rolled-up our sleeves and prepared to get our hands dirty.
The challenge? Helping park wardens protect a diverse habitat — ridding an open copse of the common of fern, brambles and saplings, enabling heather and wild orchids to grow, insect life to thrive, birds to dwell and people to enjoy one of London’s great commons.
Well versed in gritty growth plans, we got to work, swapping our phones for foliage and day jobs for a bit of mud shifting. The outcome? A stunning open patch of rich grassland and some happy wardens after a hard day’s work.
As well as benefitting the community, the exercise served as a reminder that sometimes you have to roll up your sleeves and clear a few weeds to get some clarity.
For us, the grass is always greener when you live with a little purpose.
Editor’s note: This article was originally published on LinkedIn by KWT Global London Associate Director Jeremy Page. Connect with Jeremy here.