ATS Travel has kicked off an sustainability initiative Go Green in association with Olive Gaea, MENA region’s first carbon offsetting platform, and SankalpTaru, an IT enabled NGO.
The TMC has planted a sapling for every employee of the company at the Open Air Prison, Bengaluru India, using the Miyawaki technique.
The Miyawaki methodology helps create native urban forest ecosystems much quicker and involves seedlings planted densely with two to four trees per square meter. This helps lower temperatures, reduces air and noise pollution, attracts local birds and insects, and most importantly, creates carbon sinks.
Saleem Sharif, Dy. Managing Director of ATS Travel, said: “This event is to be the first of many to be organised by ATS under its Go Green initiative, which aims to help both corporate and individual travellers assess their environmental impact and take necessary steps to address concerns over global warming.
“In a bid to enable our clients compensate for their carbon footprint and become more sustainable in the long term, ATS intends to help reduce the impact of travel emissions without restrictions to daily business by offering various carbon offsetting options.”