To try and build a Green World, AnswerConnect teams up with Green Yatra (meaning a green journey) this month, a leading environmental NGO of India, dedicated to protecting and conserving the Earth. A green world describes an idealized planet that better sustains our living organisms through tree planting initiatives and other projects. Learn more about how Green Yatra helps improve biodiversity in PAN India and cities including Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi- NCR, Mumbai, and Pune, below:

Children planting trees together

Why is a green world important?

76% of Indians live in places that do not meet national air quality standards, while 1-in-8 deaths are attributed to air pollution. Trees can sequester the emissions of greenhouse gasses by removing carbon dioxide from the air. Therefore, by planting trees, Green Yanta can help improve air quality to sustain a large population in India.

In India, 88 million people lack access to safe drinking water. Tree planting can reduce stormwater runoff and its associated pollution to help improve the everyday living conditions of habitats in India.

members of Green Yatra team standing within forest

By 2030, India will likely face an overall increase of 0.5°C in temperature. The rising heat may lead to higher levels of ozone pollution and other air pollution in the major cities. On the other hand, tree planting helps mitigate climate change and creates more temperate climates in its environments.

Tree plantation is one of the most effective and widely proven methods of controlling and mitigating global warming. So far, Green Yatra has saved & protected millions of trees and planted over half a million with a 90% survival rate.

potted trees about to be planted

How to build a green world

Green Yatra is focused on educating communities in India about the value of the Environment. Through tree planting initiatives and other programs, Green Yatra informs communities in India about environmental issues and their adverse impact on their lives to empower them to contribute to building a green world.

Green Yatra offers a wide array of sustainable solutions and services to multiple sectors of society ranging from Schools, Colleges, Universities, Hospitals, Corporates, Housing Societies, Hotels, Defense and Government organizations and more.

women unloading a truck to plant trees

Through a holistic approach, Green Yantra focuses on the following pillars to help organizations build a green world:

  • Urban Plantations & Green Cover
  • Rural Sustainability & Empowerment
  • Environmental Awareness & Sensitivity
  • Mass Donations 
  • Employee Engagements
  • Carbon Footprint Analysis & Audit
  • Sustainable & Carbon Neutral Solutions

Green Yatra lives by the motto: “The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.”

Robert Swan

We are proud to partner with Green Yatra this month, an organization that takes matters into their own hands to improve the environment and encourage others to take responsibility to do their part in leaving the planet better than they found it.

To learn more about how AnswerConnect is giving back to our Planet through other tree planting initiatives, click here.