green leap day

Employers Consider Green Leap Day

With an extra day in this leap year, Employers are being asked to consider allowing workers a day off on 29th February to tackle climate change and boost staff morale. Being a leap year there are 366 days this year and the 29th February has been earmarked as "Green Leap Day" by the National Trust. All of the National Trust’s 4,800 employees are being allowed to take the day off, with paid annual leave, to either work from home, or in their local community, as long as they make changes to their environmental footprint. The Trades Union Congress has backed the initiative and called for Green Leap Day to become a national day of environmental improvement. Encouraging staff to help out with school and community projects or tackle simple home tasks such as draught-proofing, insu... »