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Groundwork Day

Posted on 20 January 2014

Groundwork is once again aiming to make Groundhog Day syndrome a thing of the past by encouraging Britain to ‘make tomorrow different.’

Made famous by the 90s comedy film, Groundhog Day – February 2 – has come to represent an endless cycle of negative events that can only be broken by positive changes in attitude and behaviour.

Groundwork Day aims to do just that – with communities across the country uniting to make a difference to the areas in which they live and work.

There are many ways to get involved. From volunteering on local Groundwork projects to transform disused land into vibrant green spaces, to adopting energy efficiency measures in homes and workplaces to combat climate change, Groundwork is calling on the UK public to take action, increase awareness and raise funds.

Groundwork UK Chief Executive Sir Tony Hawkhead said: “Groundwork is committed to delivering positive change across the country, actively supporting people and communities to combat the negative cycles which have become their Groundhog Days. We recognise there are often barriers to change and Groundwork Day is about overcoming these hurdles.

"We are committed to improving 1,000 green spaces, benefiting 1 million people, helping 100,000 households out of fuel poverty and getting 10,000 people into training or employment by 2015.

“February 2 is just the start. We’re pledging ourselves to work with local communities up and down the country to drive change for the better and, ultimately, to make every day a Groundwork Day."

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