Photo: Chiropractic college plays outside for 30x30 workplace challenge

Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College staff doing some tai-chi over lunch.

By Aryne Sheppard, Senior Public Engagement Specialist

This year, employees in more than 800 workplaces participated in the 30×30 Nature Challenge throughout the month of May. They spent 30 minutes outside every day, and posted photos of colleagues connecting with nature using the #natureiscalling hashtag and tagging @DavidSuzukiFDN.

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Employees got creative about enjoying nature's beauty in their workplace backyards. They ran marathons, planted green roofs with native species and took long walks. Congratulations to everyone who participated! Keep finding new ways to engage your workplace outside and tag @DavidSuzukiFDN to let us know!

This year's workplace Twitter challenge winner is the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in North York, Ontario, led by Kavita Dogra, health and wellness committee head. Staff played Frisbee golf, enjoyed spring buds on the trails behind their building and held "Friday Footy" office soccer games. At the end of the challenge, one participant said, "It has been really great getting outdoors during the work week and I hope we get to continue doing so." Another said, "It felt good to make the outdoors part of regular work life the last few weeks." Dogra and the rest of the CMCC team all hope to find new ways to get more people excited about nature. One thing is certain: Friday Footy is here to stay!

The 30×30 workplace challenge may be over, but we're certain this year's winners will keep connecting with nature the whole year through! Will you?

July 1, 2015

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