4th April 2014
Middle earth as a socially responsive training organization. We use close to 3000 page in each of our training programs and we feel compelled to compensate from that through a green earth initiative through its CSR center. This is in line with our corporate mission of ‘Building HR, Building Human Happiness’. Green earth is the initiative which the company has taken to create environmental awareness.
We are planning to plant one tree for every program. We plan to do this and create small forests in Madanapalle and Bandhavgarh. One tree is estimated to be equivalent to approx 80000 pages and hence by planting one tree for every program we will be not only be carbon neutral but also help in our small way of reducing global warming. Middle earth has planned to contribute to the community in collaboration with growtrees.com an NGO intiative by sponsoring the part of the costs of the trees in two locations
Location 1 : This project involves planting trees in the periphery of Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh. Kanha National park is located in Banjar and Halon valleys in the Mandla / Balaghat districts of the state of Madhya Pradesh. In order to reduce man-animal conflict and avoid human exploitation of the buffer zone areas of the National Park, afforestation in the periphery areas is critical. Regenerating these areas and making the land more productive alleviates poverty and strengthens rural livelihoods. The pressure on the park is reduced and the rich biodiversity it supports is protected. Our partners work in 20 villages around the periphery of this park.
Location2 : This tree project area is in the uplands of the lower catchments of the Papagni river basin that is spread across the two semi-arid districts of Chittoor and Anantapur in Southern Andhra Pradesh. This project will plant indigenous species of trees in common lands of villages to give poor rural communities fruit, fodder, fuel and forest produce. The trees will be planted in several hectares of community protected revenue wastelands adjacent to “Bandakadapalle” village of Kotakadapalle Grama Panchayat of Peddamandyam Mandal at Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh.. The consequent increase in the availability of fodder and improved flow of seepage streams owing to favorable recharge conditions, has spurred collective actions by the local residents.