* The tree plantation drive is part of the Cosmo Foundation’s Go Green Initiative which focuses on ‘Invest in Our Planet.’
As a part of Earth Day celebrations, Cosmo Foundation, the community outreach initiative of Cosmo First Limited, planted 10,000 trees at the AAHWAN Centre, Delhi Cantonment. Mrs. Archana Pande, President AWWA, join hands with Cosmo Foundation in their efforts to build a better and more sustainable future. This year’s Earth Day theme “Invest in Our Planet” calls for collaborative action for a better and safer tomorrow.
As per the World Weather Attribution, climate change has made heatwaves in India 30 times likelier due to the increase in average annual temperature. The urban environment, with temperatures often 2°C higher than in rural areas, exacerbates the situation, particularly in Indian cities. Cosmo Foundation's tree planting drive as a part of its Go Green Initiative aims to mitigate these impacts of climate change, promote sustainability, and create a greener, healthier future.
Speaking on the occasion, Mrs. Archana Pande, President AWWA said, “We extend our heartfelt gratitude to environmentally responsible businesses like Cosmo First Limited for their unwavering commitment to sustainability. This massive tree plantation drive will not only heal the lungs of the city but will set a precedent for other businesses. These efforts towards preserving the greenery of Delhi will undoubtedly have a positive impact on local communities.”
The tree plantation drive at the AAHWAN Centre is being carried out using the Miyawaki technique, a pioneering method for restoring forestry cover in urban spaces. This technique allows for faster growth and denser plantation, creating a thriving green cover. It involves planting dozens of native species in the same area to lessen maintenance. Cosmo Foundation has already planted 55,000 saplings in Delhi, Gujarat & Maharashtra region. In addition to the tree plantation drives, the Foundation has also invested approximately INR 1.12 Cr in providing clean and accessible water to communities in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, and Delhi. These efforts have directly benefited over 15,000 beneficiaries, positively impacting their lives by ensuring access to safe drinking water. With its unwavering commitment to sustainability and community welfare, Cosmo Foundation continues to make a meaningful difference in creating a sustainable future for communities across India.
On this occasion, Ms. Yamini Kumar Jaipuria, Managing Trustee, Cosmo Foundation said, “Earth Day serves as a powerful reminder of our responsibility to work together towards a sustainable future for our planet and its inhabitants. Cosmo Foundation is proud to lead the way in promoting sustainability through Cosmo Go Green Initiative and creating a healthier world. With the help of local communities, we aim to create a greener, healthier, and more sustainable planet for present and future generations.”
About Cosmo Foundation:
Cosmo Foundation was established in 2008 as the community outreach initiative of Cosmo First Limited. The Foundation works closely with less developed communities around its manufacturing units on several development programs aimed at English and computer literacy, life skills development, hygiene initiatives and environmental awareness.
Cosmo Foundation is dedicated to transforming the lives of people through its various efforts in education, health, and environmental initiatives. Through its programs, the foundation has already benefited over 6,50,000 people and educated more than 62000 children. Cosmo Foundation deep dives to engage with communities and identify problems at the local level, offer tactical solutions to address them—some examples include education, sanitation, and the environment—and lead social transformation by allocating resources in the most effective ways. The Foundation has also helped families affected by COVID-19 all throughout the nation.
The parent company, Cosmo First Limited, is also dedicated to empowering individuals in and around its manufacturing operations. Through various development initiatives, Cosmo works closely with underdeveloped communities located near its manufacturing units in Vadodara and Aurangabad. Employing innovative techniques and environmentally friendly products and processes, Cosmo First strives to enhance the sustainability of its products and reduce their environmental impact. This includes measures such as optimizing power, water, and gas consumption, implementing rainwater harvesting and effluent water reuse, and exploring alternative sources of energy such as solar and wind power. By prioritizing environmentally responsible practices, Cosmo First is committed to minimizing its environmental footprint and contributing to a more sustainable future.
About Cosmo First Limited:
Established in 1981 and founded by Mr. Ashok Jaipuria, Cosmo First is a global leader in specialty films and an emerging player in specialty chemicals (Masterbatches, Adhesive, Coating & Textile chemicals) along with a digital-first Omni channel Pet care business under the brand name ‘Zigly’.
With engineering of innovative products and sustainability solutions, Cosmo First over the years has been partnering with worlds’ leading F&B and personal care brands and packaging & printing converters to enhance the end consumer experience. Its customer base is spread in more than 100+ countries with sales & manufacturing units in India and Korea and additionally sales & distribution base in Japan, USA, Canada, and Europe.
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