Samsung Takes Steps for a Greener Tomorrow Across India
As the planet faces growing problems ranging from climate change to resource depletion, the preservation of the environment has never been more significant. The World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5 every year and citizens from across the globe participate in activities for a greener planet.
Samsung has always made a conscious effort in creating environmental awareness among its employees. This year too, there were several activities planned in Samsung offices across the country and employees participated in large numbers.
The activities kicked off at SRI-Delhi with plastic and digital waste awareness campaign and a Cleanliness Drive was initiated. Despite the sweltering heat, employees gathered in large numbers and cleaned the immediate vicinity taking a pledge to keep their surroundings clean.
The volunteers also planted saplings in the vicinity to boost the green belt and improve environmental sustainability. These will be regularly maintained and monitored by the employees.
In Bengaluru, at the R&D Institute, the team comprised of enthusiastic participants. A creative DIY station was set up in the lobby. Employees were encouraged to recycle and reuse old daily items like t-shirts and plastic bottle among others.
There was also a seed ball activity where employees were taught to create a ball with organic seeds of leafy vegetables and plants that are rolled in mud and compost. This seed ball can germinate into a full-grown plant in a conducive environment.
The creativity of the employees was at its peak in the photography (#MyGreenSpace) and painting (#PaintYourImagination) competition that brought together enjoyable moments and the eagerness to make a difference. E-waste campaigns were organized at Samsung offices across the country where employees were given saplings in exchange for their electronic waste. This met with massive participation all over.
Across all offices, one thing was common — the passion to bring a change. With awareness videos and green messages, the employees made an earnest promise to the environment to be eco-friendly in day-to-day activities. After all, it’s our planet and we are responsible for it.
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