The Meadowlands, N.J., company continues its commitment to the environment with a contribution to Global Giving and Trees for the Future, in collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
IPS, a national leader in paperless document management solutions, continued its commitment to decreasing its carbon footprint and increasing awareness of environmental issues by making another donation to Global Giving and Trees for the Future, which was matched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
IPS' contribution helps 285 farmers and their families in Uganda - 2,020 individuals altogether - to receive training, materials and support to begin establishing Forest Gardens.
Trees for the Future has been helping underserved communities plant trees since 1989. Through seed distribution, agroforestry training and country programs, Trees for the Future has empowered rural groups to restore tree cover to their lands, protecting the environment and helping preserve traditional livelihoods and culture for generations.
“At IPS, we’ve been leveraging paperless solutions to create cost savings and efficiencies for our clients for more than 25 years,” IPS president and CEO Greg Bartels said. “But we also recognize how important decreasing paper consumption is to our environment. Working with Trees for the Future is a natural progression of that philosophy. As responsible corporate citizens, giving back is simply the right thing to do – and helping the environment helps us all.”