BAPS Charities Goes Green for Earth Day
Saturday, April 23, 2011 – 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
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.
The first Earth Day which in 1970, activated 20 million
Americans from around the world, launched what is now credited
as a modern day environmental movement. Since the first
gathering, Earth Day Network (EDN) has organized more than 1
billion people to participate in Earth Day activities each year,
making it the largest civic observance in the world. In support
of EDN’s initiatives and commitment to save our shared planet,
BAPS Charities will participate in their global call for action.
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.
About BAPS Charities
BAPS Charities is a 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit international
charity organization committed to sincerely serving the world by
caring for individuals, families, and communities. It is
affiliated with BAPS as an independent charity and social
services arm. The 55,000 BAPS volunteers networked in over 3,300
centers around the world provide over 12 million volunteer-hours
of service annually.
Among social service charities, BAPS Charities is a
well-respected and trusted name. It has amassed over 50 years of
firsthand experience in initiating, managing, and sustaining 160
humanitarian operations throughout the world in such diverse
fields as: medical services, environmental services, community
services, tribal services, and disaster relief services.
For additional information on BAPS Charities and its
international and local philanthropic activities, please visit