As part of promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace, RAP3 MHLR has been organising a wide range of recreational and informative activities since 2019. Similarly, this month was our auxiliary staff’s turn to mark the celebration on the occasion of World Environment Day which is celebrated globally on May 5th 2021 to encourage awareness and environmental protection. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions we were unable to visit the office to assist our support staff in preparing contents for demonstrating the event virtually on Microsoft Teams. Therefore, the support staff’s event is now postponed for the future but our other team members came forward to mark the celebration on 4th June 2021 as it is a great opportunity for inspiring positive change in the environment.
“Nature doesn’t need people – people need nature; nature would survive the extinction of the human being and go on just fine, but human culture, human beings, cannot survive without nature”.
—Harrison Ford, American actor, pilot and environmental activist.
On the occasion of this meaningful day, staff from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and RAP3 MHLR were asked commitments that they are personally willing to make throughout the year to conserving the environment and counter the impact of human activity on the environment. Some of the team members also shared initiatives that they are already making, such as using a recyclable water bottle or bamboo-made toothbrushes, combs and behavioural changes that an individual can make to lessen their impact on the environment. The event video also highlighted how RAP3 MHLR as a project seeks to protect, analyse and monitor the environment against degradation from road construction activities and also the project’s support on the construction of sustainable roads is focused on reducing its ecological footprint.
We would like to express our gratitude to all members of FCDO and RAP3 MHLR for taking the time to mark this meaningful celebration by making strong environmental resolutions for 2021. It is possible to be eco-friendly in different areas of our lives. We hope that each of you will contribute your part to help save the environment.
Happy World Environment Day, 2021!