BMW supports Picker Pals to drive environmental stewardship in
schools across Ireland.
- Picker Pals will be brought to 2,400 children in over 100 classrooms around Ireland.
- 12,000kg of waste to be removed from communities.
- BMW Retail Network supporting the programme in their localities.
- BMW Provided a new X3i fully electric vehicle to visit schools
With the support of BMW Ireland and BMW’s Retail Network, 2,400 children in 100 classrooms will join Picker Pals. Furthermore, Patrick has taken to the roads in the Pickermobile, a fully electric X3i that’s turned heads everywhere. He visited every county in Ireland as part of the Roadshow and the kids absolutely love it.
Kevin Davidson, Managing Director, BMW Group Ireland said, “We aim to be a leader in sustainable business practices and this ambition reflects the work we are doing in all relevant aspects from our supply chain to the production of our cars, and through to being a corporate citizen and doing good for our local community.”
“This clever initiative motivates and equips children to understand the challenges we all face in our local environment on a daily basis. We are proud to support a programme that will foster greater environmental awareness and action in our children,” continued Davidson. Litter-picking has many benefits besides the impact on the local environment.
“Litter-picking can have a really positive impact on our mental health and wellbeing, getting people out of the house, relieving stress and anxiety and giving a great sense of achievement and empowerment,” says Picker Pals Project Manager, Angela Kenny.
The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.