Reap Benefit startup rewards Green Lifestyle
In a globally deteriorating environmental vista, one is often posed with the question of what one has done to reduce their carbon footprint, or done to make a however miniscule, but significant impact on the earth he calls home. But what length is one willing to go to, not just for his own self, but so that the planet can – reap benefits?
“Reap benefit” is an educational platform in response to the aforementioned ideals and notions that need to be upheld. It is a Bangalore based startup that primarily aims at solving local environmental and civic problems with the active assistance of youngsters. It first researches on areas that are an intersection of environment and derives insights from in-ground data. And then develops low cost innovations to address environmental problems and lessen their impact
They say they involve students, because they wish to turn these people into the ‘next gen problem solvers’. The company is motivated by the idea of sustainability and the need to create a better world for the children and youth that stems from it. It will encourage students to make everyday decisions more ‘green-friendly’ and facilitate a collective impact by increasing recycling, reduction of the energy consumed, also reduction of waste, water. In all, it will promote every small step taken towards ‘being green’. They have roped in youngsters so that they can work at altering and developing the mindset of an entire generation, making it more aware about what results from their actions to the environment. While their main focus continues to remain the student community, they are also looking at approaching companies and firms to adopt and implement their ideas.
Their ideas are being immensely well received by colleges and corporate alike because they seek to tackle large problems like global warming in a small- systematic and attainable way. One that seems approachable to all.
With such startups coming to the fore, there is a rise in who we call a ‘social entrepreneur’. Of them being the founders of the ‘Reap Benefit’, Kuldeep Dantewadia and Gautam Prakash These driven ‘social entrepreneurs’ say they derive inspiration from the ideas of sustainability and constantly use it to innovate their idea of ‘being green’.