Sudeep Bhalla, Vice President, Corporate Communication & Sustainability, Vodafone India
“The most impressive part about the entire planting programme onsite was the involvement and ownership of this initiative by the local community. Their acknowledgement of the jungle being the abode of the wild and us humans in a way being trespassers, the need for planting trees for immediate livelihood and long term sustenance and their healthy approach to sharing the wealth from this community resource, was indeed very reassuring. Their participation in the planting activity and sharing of myriad encounters with the wild, made my own planting experience much more richer and memorable”
Vodafone India has partnered with Grow-Trees.com for India’s first private initiative to develop a wildlife corridor between Kanha and Pench national parks. 300,000 trees will be planted across 100 hectares of forest land over 3 years. To kick start this initiative, the Vodafone team travelled to Rata village, located on the outskirts of Kanha national park along with representatives from Grow-Trees.com and their on-ground partner, Foundation of Ecological Society (FES). With this unique project, Vodafone India will be able to offset the33 million kg of carbon footprint generated by its offices every year for 3-years. In addition, it will support livelihood generation for local communities, enable reforestation and facilitate habitat connectivity in tiger breeding areas. This is a win-win-win proposition for all - the organisation, the community and the environment, exemplifying the true spirit of sustainability.
Sunil Lulla, Chairman & Managing Director, Grey Group India
The idea of Grow Trees has been widely appreciated by those whom I have gifted these too. They are friends, well wishers and associates from the Media, Marketing, Advertising and Financial Services community, within India and around the world.
The idea of planting a tree in their name, gives them satisfaction, in returning something to nature. This is one of the finest gifts one can offer to anyone you care for.
Mr. Nainish Parekh
Grow-Trees.com has become my outstanding sources for conveying my greetings.As school and college friends as also colleagues get spread across the world, how does one say hello to themonce in a way?
For the past three years, I have conveyed Two thousand greetings through Grow-Trees.com. In the process planted nearly Ten thousand trees directly. Friends have planted many trees in return receiprocating friendship.This way we remainined in touch.
The great achievement of planting nearly Nine lac trees by Grow-trees.com is just a start of an ever lasting journey. Grow-Trees team is compact, dedicated and effective in mission. I look forward to a continuing association in their achievements.
I believe investment in Trees can get one best returns ever and Grow-Trees plays a key role in communities spread in various parts of India.
Mahesh Kumar P, Inside Sales Engineer, IMI CCI
We came to know about Grow-Trees.com through one of our colleagues. Based on his recommendation, I had gone through the website and found Grow-Trees is engaged in doing lot of planting activities in various part of India, to retain our natural resources & ecological system. Also, I noticed that they had created the attention of many of the leading companies in India for this activity. So, I discussed with my Reach-out team and everybody showed their interest to join hands with Grow-Trees. We had a telephone and mail discussion with Grow-Trees Team to understand more about Grow-Trees.
As an individual or a company you can plant a tree through their website and get a certificate from Grow-Trees.com. You can also gift the planted tree to any of your friends/colleagues/visitors/customers/suppliers on special occasions. We from IMI CCI planted trees through their website and also planted saplings at Nakkalapalli village in Bagepalli-chelur road, Chintamani district in Karnataka. Also, Grow-Trees.com has a wonderful relation with some of the local social groups like FES & others, who can coordinate for your planting day visit. We, as IMI CCI employees felt really happy for joining hands with Grow-Trees Team and we look forward to working with them.
Vishal Shukla, Senior Manager, Firstsource Solutions Limited
It has always been a part of my upbringing to give things back to nature what we get from it and the fact that modernisation is sweeping away nature day in day out always worried me.
I am not sure that how much of the current nature would be available for our future generations and I fear that the way we carry mobile phones our future generations might be carrying oxygen cylinders and hence the inner side of me always wanted to do something for the nature and more importantly for future generations.
The premier drawback of living a fast lifestyle in a city like Mumbai is that you want to do too many things but would never find time to do them. I first heard about Grow-Trees through our annual Joy of Giving CSR event at Firstsource. I liked the idea a lot because while the ideal way to participate would be to actually grow a tree and tend to it till maturity, we do not have such opportunities in modern urban life. So, the method of planting trees through Grow-Trees comes closest to that experience, I guess.
I will introduce this concept to my little son someday, but have already done it with my pals and colleagues who have planted 100s of trees through this medium. I wish you the very best in all your efforts and hope you expand to more and more states in India and ensure that the least we give our future generation is a clean air to breathe.
Rubina Bembi, CSR Manager, Diageo India Pvt.Ltd.
Grow-Trees has been an innovative and amazing association with things getting done online so easily. I congratulate their team for helping us do our bit for the environment. The recipients of the certificates were thrilled with posts on the office intranet gushing about ‘the brilliant initiative’.
Grow-Trees helped many of us at DIAGEO to adopt the habit of gifting trees to family and friends. I laud their efforts and wish them great success. It is services like theirs which will help create a world where the environment will no longer need protecting.
Akhilesh Chandra Chaturvedi, Principal, Delhi Public School, Nagpur
As we all know that Green stands for harmony and growth.
We live in a world where people crave to see greenery and breathe fresh air. Mankind is experiencing the harmful effects of natural imbalance.
Everybody understands the significance of greenery and hopes that imbalance should be repaired. But, the bigger question is who will take the lead.
I appreciate the initiatives of your organization and through your website Grow-Trees.com, I call upon all the public at large to plant atleast one tree on an occasion of celebration. We are enjoying the fruits of trees planted by someone else. It is our turn to reciprocate. Don’t look back. Decide now. It will be a decision you will never regret.
We have also planted saplings inside our premises. Our staff and students actively participate in this initiative.
Patrycja Zbierska, Department of Communication, Sociedad Geográfica de las Indias
In Sociedad Geográfica de las Indias we have been planting trees with Grow-Trees.com for almost 5 years on behalf of our clients travelling to India.
As a travel agency we are aware of the environmental impact caused by tourism and we deeply support this organization´s way to reduce this damage. It is also an added value that our travelers appreciate enormously.
We are proud to know that thanks to Grow-Trees.com, whenever someone travels with us, India becomes greener.
Mr. Manoj Kabre, Vice President, Indo-US MIM
Indo-MIM, in its social commitment and gesture has always believed in giving back to the society. Mother Nature has definitely been our priority and we could not find a better partner than Grow-Trees.com, when we wanted to do a project in this regard. What I personally like about Grow-Trees.com, is its structured and systematic approach as well as action, that allows you to see for yourselves, the 'fruits of the seeds sown by you’.
My heartiest compliments to Mr. Pradip Shah and his team at Grow-Trees.com to help spread their wings across the globe. We have been spreading news about this contribution to all our customers and suppliers, in addition to our employees, so that it inspires them to come forward and do such contribution.
Mr. Gourav Sharma, Chapter Manager, YPO Delhi
Grow-Trees.com are doing a exemplary job of keeping our planet green and I sincerely thank you and your team for choosing us to be part of this great initiative.
Susrita Sen, Corporate Marketing & Communication, Sonata Software Limited
We were looking for a unique gifting experience for our clients when Grow-Trees came along. Planting trees and investing in our planet is the best gift one could give. Ever since it’s been a great initiative and nurturing the chain of green gifting. Customers have loved and appreciated the gesture.
The service from Grow-Trees.com Team is exemplary making the entire gifting process seamless and easy.
Satish Khanna, Valmax Corporate Services
Tree plantation is a noble cause that I decided to use it as birthday gift to my close friends. We, at some stage in life start valuing gifts more for their intrinsic and not their commercial value. Conventional gifts, normally become more of what we already have.
Gifting Trees to business associates and friends, which I do, I find is environment friendly gift that also enhances global cause and is highly appreciated by the recipients.