How changing your job can help the rainforest

October 30, 2020

The English philosopher and author Peter Marshall once said ” Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned “. According to this motto, I launched a fundraising campaign about two years ago to support the “DUMUSSTKÄMPFEN” campaign for the children’s cancer clinic in Frankfurt. My colleagues and I donated two euros for every confirmed job interview we secured for our candidates.

At the end of the first month, we had successfully raised almost €500. As a result of this success, I decided to continue to set aside two euros every time I secured an interview for a candidate but I selected a different social institution every few months.

As recruitment consultants, we support candidates in their professional development and at the same time we help companies find specialists to realise their visions. However, I am really keen to add more value in addition to the professional service I provide. I also wish to do my part on a social level and help to contribute in other ways.

Therefore, I would like to support the organisation “PRIMAKLIMA” for the rest of the year and collect €3 for the reforestation of a forest in Nicaragua with every job interview I arrange. The project has three aims:

  1. Climate protection by integrating CO2 through the planting of new forests
  2. Poverty reduction through interest-free loans, income from sustainable forestry and payments for ecosystem services
  3. Protecting the environment by restoring ecosystems and improving air, water and soil quality

For anyone reading this who would also like to be involved, I would massively appreciate each and every contribution you can make. If you are interested in making a donation, please contact me!

I want to stress that this is not intended to be an ongoing commitment from your end but is entirely voluntary. I am grateful for every tree, every euro, and hope that many small, good deeds will make the world a little better.

Further information about PRIMAKLIMA and the Nicaragua project can be found here.