- 2nd September 2021
- Posted by: Miranda Pont
- Category: Blog
Throughout August we’ve encouraged JBA colleagues to embrace an active lifestyle, spend time outdoors and live more sustainably. And its been a busy month!
For the fourth year running our colleagues have taken part in our Just Be Active campaign. The theme for this year’s campaign was RECONNECTING, and JBA-ers from every part of the business have embraced the challenge with enthusiasm and imagination!
Its been exciting to see teams coming together and reconnecting, to see colleagues enjoying a huge range of activities with families and friends – and sharing their stories, photos and tips on our Just Be Active Teams Hub.
From growing vegetables at home, wildlife walks and litter busting, to organised wild swimming, paddle boarding, bike rides and trying aerial hoop for the first time!
Just Be Active Events
Colleagues have also joined in on a wide range of activities on our Just Be Active events calendar. We’ve been treated to some fascinating lunchtime sessions ranging from Yin Yoga classes, wildlife identification talks, wellbeing sessions and sustainability advice.
Lots of us have also entered the Just Be Active photography competition, and with voting now underway, we’ll announce the winner and share the winning entry on our social media channels next week!
Our JBA Sustainability Champions have been busy too, sharing a Sustainability Swap every day in August – helping to highlight small changes we can make to live more sustainably. From the best shampoo bars and zero-packaging shops, to sustainable sports kit and tips to prolong the battery life on your mobile phone – there have been some brilliant ideas shared.
To coincide with our lunchtime talks on mosses, butterflies, moths, birds and pond-dipping, we’ve also been recording the wildlife we spotted throughout August on the iNaturalist Bio Blitz website.
Excited to report that we recorded a whopping 644 species in 1186 observations across the UK and Ireland!! A brilliant effort, well done and thankyou to everyone who has taken part.
Here at JBA the well-being and health of our colleagues is incredibly important to us. We hope that by dedicating a whole month to embracing an active lifestyle, spending time outdoors and living more sustainably, it helps and encourages everyone to continue what they’ve enjoyed doing, well beyond the end of August.