Tariq Ansari, Managing Director, Mid-Day Multimedia
I have been sending close friends flowers for special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries for many years now.
It has always struck me that flowers are often expensive to buy and deliver and last at the very most for three days. Also my personal experience is that one receives so many flowers and gifts on a special day that it is often hard to find place for them, which leads to a terrible waste.
Grow-Trees has allowed me to send the gift of trees to friends instead, which is more meaningful and benefits us all.
My experience with Grow-Trees has been extremely good, and I would recommend the service to anyone looking to make a statement about the environment while gifting. The service is efficient and very easy to use.
Best of all, the response from recipients has been extremely heartwarming. People who have everything don't need more things. By growing trees in their name one is able to express affection as well as do something concrete for the environment. My friends are delighted!
Narendra Patni, Founder and Former CEO, Patni
PATNI has used Grow-Trees for Diwali and New Year Greetings. My Diwali greeting communications went out last week and I must tell you that the positive reaction from the recipients has been phenomenal. You rarely expect a reply to a Diwali greeting but the recipients have been writing back appreciating the gesture in no uncertain terms and praising PATNI for taking this step. I should add that this was mostly an India mail list. I expect a much greater favorable response when the Christmas / New Year greetings go out to the foreign audience.
Congratulations! and my compliments on thinking and implementing this wonderful idea.
Meenakshree Nanda, Assistant Manager â Human Resources, Loop Mobile
It is always a deep rooted satisfaction to do our bit for our environment and planting trees is a great feeling. We should strive towards a greener planet and protect it for our future generations and that's the reason plant more trees. Grow-Trees has been an innovative and amazing association with things getting done online very easily without any hassle. The recipients of the certificates are elated and surprised with this out of the box idea. I will surely recommend Grow-Trees to everyone as it is high time we all take out few minutes from our busy schedules and contribute for Mother Nature.
Azeema Pardiwala, Manager - Organisational Development and Culture, CondÃ© Nast India
Gifting trees to employees on their birthday was a refreshing change for them. Employees found tree plantation to be a symbolic and emotionally rewarding experience.
The professional manner in which the ordering of trees and its distribution was done, made the option even more attractive and the process easy to execute.
I would recommend Grow-Trees as a great employee motivational tool – plus, think of all the good karma you attract!
Pratik Singhi, CEO, Lakshya Consulting
I always wanted do something for the environment, but it was more or less confined only to thoughts. Until Grow-Trees came along, that is. I have used Grow-Trees extensively for both personal and professional purposes – to gift trees to family members on their birthdays, to commemorate the initiation of a new client relationship, to welcome onboard new employees, to congratulate the achievement of a colleague and also to offer condolence to the wife and family of a untimely deceased childhood friend.
Irrespective of the purpose of the gift, the response that I have received clearly is an indicator of the strong impact this simple action of online tree-plantation has made on the minds, nay heart, of the recipient. Thank you, Grow-Trees, for making an impact on SO many lives!! Please keep up the good show!
Krishnan Krishnamoorthy, Functional Consultant, Logica
Logica has planted trees with Grow-Trees for employees. I led a team of volunteers to assist with the planting in the 2012 monsoons. It was a unique experience. The satisfaction and the contentment at the end of the day was exhilarating; it is a happiness that words cannot express. Everything added up - the joy of community that we shared with everyone - villagers, the volunteers, the ZP members, the Panchayat members, Para workers, the children, Grow-Trees.com members, the co-ordinators and of course, Nature.
It was out of passion and self-interest that drove us to plant trees. All the team members who participated in this initiative, displayed their commitment and dedication to the cause of environment. We have planted on behalf of each addition of employee who have joined us. It was well organized, professionally managed and a scientifically planned activity.
The initiative also helped us gain effective information about Indian Rural Life and methods to safeguard common lands. This taught us the inter-linkage of forest and agriculture and how it can be used for economic and sustainable development. We got to interact with the villagers and were very much inspired by their dedication towards the environment. The satisfaction of planting trees, economic development of the area, and adding a smile to the community was what we took back and we intend to carry on this legacy. I would definitely recommend Grow-Trees to others.
Dilip Cherian, Image Guru and Co-Founder, Perfect Relations
Dilip Cherian has planted trees to honor friends on their birthdays."For years I have been beheading flowers and then adding to our carbon footprint by having them delivered. Its been a pleasure to discover the more sane option. Everyone who has received tree-certificates as greetings actually thinks I have invented the idea – and is happily copying! So more power to Grow -Trees.com and lets help the green march resonate!"
“When it comes to Welcoming Dignitaries at My Plant there is nothing quite like a “Grow Trees Certificate.” Grow Trees are doing a great job of aforestation along with providing employment to Rural Folks , have a fantastic & user friendly website with easy payment gateway. One can show ones creativity by designing the certificate suitable for occasion. I have special words of praise for the friendly & helpful .Tracking ones tree through “Locate Tree” option is simply great. I have done away with practice of giving flower bouquets to visitors as bouquets are exorbitantly costly and serve some purpose only during Photo Op, then probably head for dustbin unlike the trees planted which would serve at least one lifetime!!! friendly & helpfulpeople."
We at Beyonder Experiences, a travel management company, were long concerned about the environmental impact (carbon footprint mainly) of our tours. Most of our clients are environment conscious and this has prompted our efforts towards becoming a sustainability focussed and responsible travel company.
Grow-trees through its commendable efforts, was thus, a natural partner for Beyonder in its efforts to neutralise, at least partially, the carbon footprint of our tours. To this end, we plant trees on behalf of our guests - roughly equalling the carbon impact of their travel.
We have partnered with Grow-trees for more than a year now and the feedback from all of our guests has been extremely enthusiastic!
- Srinivasa Shenoy
Ruchi Razdan Head of Business Development - K LAW (KRISHNAMURTHY & Co)
There is an old saying that if you want to leave a legacy, plant a tree. Krishnamurthy & Co has been associated with Grow-Trees for the last 5 years and it has brought immense joy to those that we have honoured with these bountiful trees. It has been a very rewarding experience for us and a rare occasion where we feel both a benefactor as well as a beneficiary of these magnificent green spans.
Mr. Puran Parekh, CEO & MD - iASYS Technology Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
I sincerely applaud the effort of Grow-Trees.com that has made it so easy for so many people to participate in making our planet greener. Grow Trees are doing a great job of forestation along with providing employment to Rural Folks.
Gifting trees to our Guests at our Inauguration Event on their visit was a refreshing change for them. Guests found tree plantation to be a symbolic and emotionally rewarding experience.
Thank you, Grow-Trees, and keep doing a good job!
Celebrating occasions has become so much more meaningful for me personally because I get to do so now with Grow-Trees! The gift of nature to loved loves is the greatest gift one can share. And I am truly grateful for this opportunity to Grow-Trees that aid in conservation, empower livelihoods and contribute to a healthy future.