We moved closer to our Net Zero goal by planting 3,000 trees in Bengaluru and Delhi-NCR
As part of Brookfield Properties’ ‘Forest of Hope’ initiative, two cities were ‘greenified’. The drive was executed in September, with 700 trees planted in the North University region in Bengaluru and 2,300 in Delhi-NCR. At Bengaluru, rapidly disappearing tree species, such as mahogany, badam, teak, were planted. A coaching session, too, was held for teachers and students to help them understand how they can do their bit to tackle environmental challenges. In Delhi, the focus was on conserving the Aravallis and the area’s natural environment. The species planted included peepal, shisham and neem. The effort will help recharge the natural groundwater, facilitating a significant carbon offset and biodiversity restoration at one of the world’s oldest hills.
The ‘Forest of Hope’ initiative was sparked off from Brookfield Properties’ ‘Trees of Hope’ campaign. We had held the ‘Trees of Hope’ exhibition across seven marquee campuses in five cities in December 2021 and Jan 2022, with installations made from recycled wood and discarded flex. We had pledged to plant one tree for every photograph of installations uploaded on social media. With ‘Forest of Hope’, we have delivered on our promise.