Together with its own in-house architecture and lifestyle magazine GG, Engel & Völkers hosted a screening of the documentary film “A Plastic Ocean” in Hamburg at the end of February, for employees at headquarters and in the local residential property shops and commercial offices. The documentary brings to light the consequences of plastic pollution for the world’s oceans. British producer Jo Ruxton worked on the film project over a period of eight years.
Jo Ruxton talked about the film production
The producer Jo Ruxton made a special trip to Hamburg for the film screening and spoke afterwards about how the film came about. She also offered some important tips on ways to avoid using plastic in everyday life, like for example avoiding using plastic bottles, plastic bags and packaging. Nature – and the marine world in particular – have been subjects Jo Ruxton gave attention to in her previous films as well, which included the documentary series “The Blue Planet” and “Wild Caribbean”.
Engel & Völkers applying sustainable construction to new headquarters
The film is a front cover story in the current spring edition of GG Magazine, published by Engel & Völkers, which focuses in this issue on sustainability. “Sustainability and environmental protection are incredibly important in today’s world. That’s why we want to do our part to raise even more awareness for the film and its message,” said Christian Völkers, CEO of Engel & Völkers AG. Sustainability is also a key consideration in the construction of the new Engel & Völkers headquarters, which is currently being built in Hamburg’s HafenCity district. Engel & Völkers is hoping to receive the HafenCity Gold Ecolabel for the building project. The Ecolabel is presented to project developers by HafenCity Hamburg GmbH in recognition of sustainable construction.
Watch the Trailer for “A Plastic Ocean”
Impressions from the film screening in Hamburg