Leaping at the chance to go green for the day

Joseph Durant, Satnam Wahiwala, Caroline Hughes, Louise Phillips, Louise Harrison and Kate Woolston using their Leap Year Day to help the environment at Maxey-Etton Pits. (METP-29-02-12BD200) Picture: Ben Davis/Peterborough ET
Joseph Durant, Satnam Wahiwala, Caroline Hughes, Louise Phillips, Louise Harrison and Kate Woolston using their Leap Year Day to help the environment at Maxey-Etton Pits. (METP-29-02-12BD200) Picture: Ben Davis/Peterborough ET
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ECO-FRIENDLY staff at a city firm used the ‘extra’ day from the leap year to help the environment.

Workers from Athene Communications swapped their office for a day out at Maxey-Etton Pits as part of their Green Leap Day on February 29.

In a project provided by Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT), they spent the day improving the area by planting trees and building a path.

The Green Leap Day is a national initiative which the company first signed up to in 2008.

Richard Astle, managing director of Athene Communications, said: “We took part in the first Green Leap Day in 2008 by helping to purchase and secure Torpel Manor Field.

“The environmental benefits of the day are obvious but working together in the great outdoors is also an ideal way to promote team-building, so there are business benefits too.”

Rachel Huxley, chief executive at PECT, said: “The first Green Leap Day was a great success and we worked hard to increase the level of participation from local businesses in 2012.”