Screen Shot 2015-06-10 at 13.14.27Coast & Country demonstrated its green credentials with a series of activities to mark World Environment Day.

Teams of staff, tenants and members of local communities organised litter picks, tidying of overgrown areas and planting as part of a pledge to make a difference to their own environments.

Park Court in Dormanstown is one area that particularly benefited with a ’60 minute make over’ of flower beds to create a vegetable patch to enable tenants to grow their own fresh produce.

World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment.

Tanya Spedding, Asset Management Co-ordinator of Coast & Country said:  “Coast & Country is committed to taking positive action to protect and enhance the environment and raise awareness of the issues around sustainability.

“World Environment Day is an ideal time to highlight this and, although we practice what we preach all year round, we held some special events to mark the day.

“Thanks go to Cleveland Land who donated three tonnes of topsoil, and Gustharts who donated three gardening sets to our tenants for the upkeep of the planters in Dormanstown.

“Everyone needs to realise that they have responsibility to care for the environment and small gestures, such as litter picking or vegetable planting, can make a big difference.”