Volunteering to help create more sustainable communities

Veolia staff around Northern Ireland get to work in The Connswater Meanwhile Gardens

Veolia is committed to helping our customers to improve their environmental performance but we are also committed to helping the communities we work and live in. Our volunteering programme is a big part of that and during the summer groups of Veolia employees volunteered their time to improve community gardens around Ireland.

Volunteers from Veolia Northern Ireland visited The Connswater Meanwhile Gardens in Belfast to help rehabilitate the gardens to make them more accessible and ready for reopening. To preserve our ecosystem and help communities to connect with nature, food and each other, Veolia has been working with Groundwork for the past 2 years.

Groundwork has been managing local community projects for almost 40 years now, helping to improve the lives of people all across the UK and Ireland.

The Connswater Meanwhile Gardens has been closed for several months and before it opens again to the community the Veolia volunteers had the opportunity to join Groundwork to assist with weeding, creating and painting raised beds, clearing boxes of compost and preparing a new compost bin system.