Gearing Towards a Green-er India:

With a population of approximately 1.3 billion, India ranks second in the list of countries with the most people.Over the years, rising economic advancement in parallel to a growing population has caused the country’s environmental conditions to deteriorate, leading to a scarcity in natural resources, deforestation and pollution. As these issues rise to surface, consumers and corporations are thinking of sound and innovative green strategies to enhance sustainable growth. This is where we, ConnectFor, step in.

At ConnectFor, cause meets passion meets impact. We believe that in order to see the change in the world, we must take the first initiative to create that change. One of ConnectFor’s main goal is working towards the idea of preserving the environment by facing two main challenges: deforestation and global warming. We have realized that by doing all of us doing something simple as the planting of trees, we are creating a huge impact on the environment! ConnectFor collaborates with corporations to organise a diverse range of one-day, one-time events where we engage corporate employees through participating in relevant community service as well as to develop team building and collaboration for corporate groups.

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We have partnered with corporations and NGO’s who serve as planting partners in each of their specific areas.These partners are responsible for planting the sapling, and maintaining it for its lifetime where the work is undertaken by community members. Furthermore, the communities are also availed by the products of the trees like fruits and flowers. Planting trees does not only improve wildlife habitats, biodiversity, and fights climate change, but it also provides various opportunities to the communities who are all directly impacted in the planting of the trees. ConnectFor provides corporations an opportunity to offset their carbon footprints as well. For example, in the month of June, ConnectFor has worked with with MTC Group, where employees planted saplings in Mumbai, Pune, and Bengaluru. Together, they have planted 95 saplings in these three areas! This is just the beginning for us. In the future, ConnectFor expects to build relations with more volunteers, corporations, and NGO’s.

Social responsibility has given rise to mutually beneficial partnership between ConnectFor, NGO’s, and corporations to create a positive impact in the world. When employees involve themselves in caring for the environment, it allows the corporation to create an image in remote areas and thus connect to communities as an environment friendly company. To ensure successful events, ConnectFor acts as a vital link between corporations and NGO partners, where we identify credible NGO’s, assess the needs of the corporations, identify and evaluate implementation partners, ideate and execute corporate social engagement activities with monitoring, reporting, and impact evaluation.

Traditionally, Tree Plantation has been one of our favourite events both for our corporates, and for our community. It is one of the most gratifying and feel-good experiences ConnectFor volunteers have especially during this season! Try it, and find out why!

To RSVP, please visit ConnectFor and sign up here: http://www.connectfor.org/events/

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