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BAPS Charities Goes Green for Earth Day
BAPS Charities Goes Green for Earth Day

Lilburn, GA --  This year BAPS Charities will join the “A Billion Acts of Green®” campaign by reducing carbon emissions, supporting sustainability, and helping register one billion actions in advance of the Earth Summit in Rio in 2012.

BAPS Charities in Atlanta observed Earth Day by installing 3,186 plants and 10 trees of various types. Volunteers of all ages, contributed many hours throughout the morning and afternoon. Additionally, hundreds of aluminum cans were collected in a recycling drive.

In an effort to go beyond the 24-hours dedicated to Earth Day, BAPS community centers are continuously finding new ways to creatively harness cutting edge environmental designs and materials in their activities. Currently many facilities utilize power saving fiber optics, LED lighting and management practices to ensure energy consumption is both optimal and efficient.  To help spread the message, exhibitions promoting environment protection and ecological awareness have been designed and displayed regularly throughout the year during events organized by BAPS Charities.

Every year, BAPS Charities participates in events like Earth Day to offer individuals and families an opportunity to spend time improving the environment of their community, making it safer and healthier for generations to come. On an international level, BAPS has recycled over 10,000 tons of paper and 7 million aluminum cans, planted 1.5 million trees and conducted 497 rainwater-harvesting projects. These efforts on a global scale highlight the necessity of making every effort to conserve our planet’s resources. BAPS, through its volunteer efforts, strives to build stronger communities throughout the world by inspiring one individual at a time.

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