ROBBINSVILLE, N.J., Sept. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Vishnu (age 8) along with his younger brother Brahma (age 6) had their laces tied and were ready to go on an early Sunday morning. Vishnu was to participate in BAPS Charities' Walk Green 2016 to fundraise for a cause close to his heart: saving the environment. Vishnu raised $851.59. Over 17,000 BAPS Charities volunteers similar to Vishnu in 53 cities across USA were determined to take action for reversing the impact of global warming. Their collective effort supported The Nature Conservancy's efforts to plant one billion trees by 2025 through their Plant a Billion Trees initiative. The effort will help plant 70,000 trees in 2016.
On September 10, 2016, BAPS Charities presented The Nature Conservancy (TNC) with a donation of $100,000 in Robbinsville, NJ.
The gift from BAPS Charities supports The Nature Conservancy's Plant a Billion initiative with a goal to plant one billion trees by 2025. "It means a lot to us that your support is made possible by the thousands of BAPS Charities volunteers who believe, like we do, that a healthy planet is critical to building healthy communities where both nature and people can thrive," said Mark Tercek, President and CEO of The Nature Conservancy. "BAPS Charities has shown that serving as good stewards of the planet is the collective responsibility that you take seriously. We also appreciate how you bring awareness to environmental issues and environmental opportunities on occasions like Earth Day and by supporting initiatives like planting trees, promoting water conservation and renewable energy sources."
Speaking on the occasion, Erin Daly, Donor Relations Manager said, "Thank you to BAPS Charities for your incredibly generous contribution to The Nature Conversancy's plant a billion initiate in North America. I was especially inspired to see so many children and teenagers participating, not just in the walk but also in the opening ceremonies, and management of the walk. Engaging the next generation of stewards for our planet is extremely crucial and I am glad BAPS Charities shares that commitment."
In addition to the annual Walkathon, BAPS Charities actively supports environmental sustainability efforts throughout the year through recycling projects and utilizing solar power. BAPS Charities is also involved with tree planting and water conservation efforts as well as promoting effective management practices in activities to ensure optimal and efficient energy consumption
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