Green Corporate Outings – OutdoorWorldIndia
Green Corporate Outings is a group of professionals who are into Sustainable tourism, Green outings and outdoor team building solutions. The group is headed by B.C.Kiran, who hails from a small village in the Western Ghats of Karnataka. His passion is travel, community development and volunteering. He spent over 12 years in mainstream tourism and realized that neither the rural community nor the environment is benefited by mainstream tourism.
With this in mind, he started working with the villagers in a small village called Banavasi. It is the oldest town in Karnataka and has a history of 2000 years. Work started slowly and steadily on sustainable tourism, but it was not easy. The first year just went in winning the trust of the villagers. Later along with the villagers an alternative model was created where people from Urban areas, could come stay with the community and have a meaningful holiday.
Kiran is a satisfied person today because his model worked and he has successfully engaged about 250 guests in this way. Corporate professionals, Students and international visitors have contributed immensely to make this a success. With these learnings, Kiran is in the process of starting another venture in Chickmagalur with much more impact to the community and environment.
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