If you’ve ever found yourself distracted by clear blue skies, there’s a good reason. Did you know that spending time outdoors has been proven to reduce stress, improve creativity and productivity as well as restore mental energy? In fact, studies have suggested that to be productive at work, you need changes in air, temperature, or scenery (unlimited holidays wouldn’t hurt either).
So what if you could work outside, feel the grass underfoot and hear the chirp of birds as you typed?
Enter; The Nature Conservancy’s new campaign, Work with Nature. Work with Nature aims to encourage Aussies to swap the office for the great outdoors by working outside for one hour this week. By working outdoors people can once again appreciate Australia’s environment and consider their role in preserving it.
“Between home, the office and driving in-between, it can be hard to make the time to get outside and enjoy our great green spaces,” said Rich Gilmore, TNC Australia Director.
“With factors like climate change affecting our environment, there’s never been a better time for Australians to make a small pledge towards conserving our future.
“Organisations and employees will reap the rewards of working with nature, which can be beneficial to both physical and mental health.”
With this being said, lugging your desktop (along with that seemingly insurmountable to-do list) to the local park isn’t necessarily realistic, which is why The Nature Conservancy is hosting a pop-up green space in City Square, Melbourne on Thursday April 21 (that’s today!).From 9am to 6pm Melburnians can stop by to work remotely at a green desk as well as enjoy a round of table tennis, a morning and afternoon running group, nail painting and massages.
Simply by taking it outside, you could reignite your creative spark, or relieve stress.
So what are you waiting for…hop to it!
Work with Nature
What: Work with Nature pop-up green space
Where: City Square, 67 Swanston Street Melbourne
When: Thursday April 21, 9.00am–6.00pm
Who: Join TNC Australia Director Rich Gilmore and Work with Nature ambassadors including, landscaper and ‘Block Head’ Dale Vine and three-time World 24-Hour Solo MTB Champion Cyclist Jess Douglas.