1 year ago
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Trees instead of presents
When you organise an online conference with the background of being climate-friendly and avoiding emissions, it also requires some new ideas when it comes to speaker present.
So when we came to that point, we almost went into the trap to just give a small present like always: something typical Finnish, design, small handicrafted items, wine, flowers....
There is nothing at all wrong with these, but isn´t there anything else? Something that makes more sense? Something that is also easy to carry for the speakers and nothing they would throw away...because they didn´t like the wine or have already 10 ties or scarfs?!
Luckily there are several initiatives and organisations who actually offer just this: another kind of spaeker present - trees !
For our speakers and panelists during the conference, we donated 50 trees to be planted in Nicaragua.
With this we contribute to the reforestation in Nicaragua and through this help to protect the climate.
The organisation who leads the project we donated the trees for and who facilitates th ewhole donation process is PrimaKLima weltweit
Perhaps it is an idea also for yout future events? We will definitely use this way to give presents in a climate-friednly way in the future as well!