Translink Go Eco with Arellian Nursery School

Translink recently marked World Environment Day by making a ‘Go Eco’ donation to Arellian Nursery School in the Sandy Row area of four handmade planters and a clean-up day aimed at enhancing the local environment for the school and the neighbouring community.

World Environment Day is celebrated annually every June and is used by the United Nations to encourage awareness and action for the protection of the environment.  The day is an opportunity to recognise the importance of the environment for people and habitats all over the world.

Andy Bate, Translink Environmental Manager said: “Translink and our Belfast Transport Hub colleagues are committed to being a good neighbour and we are delighted to have had the opportunity to work with the Hub team to make this donation to Arellian Nursery School to mark World Environment Day.

“Our Go Eco programme has helped us achieve ‘Platinum’ status within the Business in the Community Environmental Benchmarking Survey and our recently launched Climate Positive Strategy targets further actions across our fleet, infrastructure and business as a whole.

“We all have a part to play to ensure we leave a sustainable legacy and a positive environment for future generations. We believe that by continuing to engage and collaborate with our local neighbours, we can all help develop that legacy”.

Jenny Pogue, Arellian Nursery School Principal said: “On behalf of Arellian Nursery School, I would like to express our gratitude for the planters kindly donated by Translink.

“Now more than ever, it is crucial for our health and wellbeing to be outside in a natural, stimulating environment. Studies have shown that regardless of age, simply having contact with nature, whether it’s through gardening, planting, or just being in a green environment can significantly improve mood, reduce anxiety and stress.

“Translink has helped us transform our outdoor space with generous volunteering days, painting our buildings and donations of gardening equipment, as well as hundreds of hours of volunteering”.

Translink is committed to delivering high quality sustainable public transport that is vital for the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of Northern Ireland.

By encouraging more people to consider sustainable travel options, we will help to reduce congestion on our roads, protect the environment, enhancing air quality and importantly, lead to improved physical and mental well-being.