If you follow me on Instagram, you will know that I love spending time outdoors. Our local beach, in particular, is a favourite spot. Because I work for myself, I am quite lucky I’m able to work from anywhere at any time of the day, even if it is to have a coffee and get out of the office for a while. Working for yourself can be quite lonely, so it is nice to get out and spend time with people and interact with others.
Spending time outdoors is proven to reduce stress, improve creativity and productivity and restore mental energy, so there’s even more reason to get outside and appreciate the nature.
This week, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Australia is encouraging Aussies to swap their desks for the great outdoors by working outside for an hour during Work with Nature week running April 18-24.
The campaign aims to inspire Australians to appreciate the environment and consider their role in preserving it by pledging to work outside in their nearest park, reserve or outdoor area. A great initiative, isn’t it?
Work with Nature ambassador and outdoor aficionado Dale Vine said he loves the opportunity to work outdoors. “Being outside daily inspires me and my work and keeps me active and healthy,” he said. “For many office workers the opportunity to work outside isn’t a regular one so this campaign is a great way for them to experience the benefits.”
How to get involved:
1. Select your favourite outdoor space and visit workwithnature.org.au to register your green-desk.
2. Work from your new green-desk for at least one hour between April 18–24 to reap the benefits of an outdoor office.
3. Spread the word about working with nature by sharing your green-desk with @work_with_nature using #workwithnature and #greendesking.
To register your attendance for TNC’s dedicated green-desk space in City Square Melbourne on Thursday, April 21, or to donate visit: workwithnature.org.au