World Environment Day: Vodafone India to Start Planting 1 Lac Tress from July, Planted 1 Lac Trees Last Year

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Vodafone India along with Grow-Trees.com, has launched a novel initiative to benefit the wildlife corridor between Kanha-Pench wildlife reserves by planting 3,00,000 trees over 3 years. The tree planting activities will be spread out over 100 hectares of forest land between the two reserves. As a part of this project, Vodafone India and Grow-Trees.com planted 100,000 trees last year. Planting of additional 100,000 trees for this year will commence in July.

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MUMBAI : At the onset of the ‘World Environment Day’ India Inc is all set to go live with their initiatives that contribute positively to environment conservation. From growing trees, displaying electrical vehicles to encouraging the use of organic food, the corporates are doing it all.

world Environment Day 2015Today, companies are looking at various ways to mitigate the problems arising out of changing environment and are rigorously working towards saving the planet. Making sustainability their top priority, India Inc is certainly treading the eco friendly route.

Focusing on the ‘Environment Day’ agenda, companies such as Vodafone, Infosys, Godrej Group and Godrej Nature’s Basket are all geared up for this specific day.

Vodafone India along with Grow-Trees.com, has launched a novel private initiative to benefit the wildlife corridor between Kanha-Pench wildlife reserves by planting 3,00,000 trees over 3 years. The tree planting activities will be spread out over 100 hectares of forest land between the two reserves. As a part of this project, Vodafone India and Grow-Trees.com planted 100,000 trees last year. Planting of additional 100,000 trees for this year will commence in July.

Infosys is conducting various initiatives across their different development centers (DC) thus engaging their employees on ‘World Environment Day. At the Pune DC, the company is setting up of eco stalls for smartbin and jute bag, displaying electric vehicles and screening ‘Home, Planet Earth’ movie. Furthermore, in association with the Department of Forest, the Mysore DC has facilitated a platform where employees can register places where the Govt. body will plant saplings.

Godrej have articulated its commitment towards building a more inclusive and greener India – Godrej Good & Green. By 2020, the company aspire to build ‘Greener India’ through achieving zero waste, carbon neutrality and a positive water balance, while reducing specific energy consumption and optimising the use of renewable energy.

Godrej Nature’s Basket has introduced an exciting range of organic food that is available at their stores. From exotic vegetables, fruit juices, pulses, spices to snacks, Nature’s Basket has everything to cater to your taste buds. Switch to a healthier lifestyle by moving to healthy food alternatives like quinoa, flax seeds, ragi flour, whole wheat atta, amla bars, brown chana, wheat dhaliya and others.

The World Environment Day: 

World Environment Day is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. Over the years it has grown to be a broad, global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated by stakeholders in over 100 countries. It also serves as the ‘people’s day’ for doing something positive for the environment, galvanizing individual actions into a collective power that generates an exponential positive impact on the planet.

The theme of this year is ‘Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care’ The well-being of humanity, the environment, and the functioning of the economy, ultimately depend upon the responsible management of the planet’s natural resources. And yet, evidence is building that people are consuming far more natural resources than what the planet can sustainably provide.

Many of the Earth’s ecosystems are nearing critical tipping points of depletion or irreversible change, pushed by high population growth and economic development. By 2050, if current consumption and production patterns remain the same and with a rising population expected to reach 9.6 billion, we will need three planets to sustain our ways of living and consumption.

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