History

Organic BPS, a brand purpose consultancy based in India, launched the Greenstorm initiative in 2009 to inspire a transformative shift in behaviour towards environmental concerns. Greenstorm nurtures an intrinsic reverence for our planet through creative storytelling and captivating contests, incentivising youth to embrace ownership and responsibility for Mother Earth.

After nine years of positive societal influence, Greenstorm Foundation was formally registered as a not-for-profit public trust in 2018. Officially launched in Kochi by acclaimed Film Director and Advertising Guru Sri. R. Balakrishnan (Balki), our Foundation seamlessly uses the power of creativity and the reach of digital media to transform mindsets, particularly among youth and children.

What began in Kochi has transcended boundaries, reaching 75 countries globally. With unwavering passion, we've touched the lives of an astounding 12 million young individuals.

In 2023, Greenstorm Foundation joined hands with the G20 Global Land Initiative Coordination Office of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Bonn, Germany, to organise the 15th edition of the Greenstorm Global Photography Festival.

Our journey is a testament to our unwavering environmental commitment to charting a sustainable future. Join us in catalysing a global movement for positive change.

People

Greenstorm Foundation is spearheaded by Managing Trustee Mr Dileep Narayanan, along with a committed team of trustees, including CA George Korah and Mr Anil K. Menon. An esteemed council of advisors, composed of illustrious personalities, guides the foundation's operations. Additionally, an executive council comprised of diverse professionals contributes valuable insights and expertise. Their combined knowledge and experience steer Greenstorm Foundation's strategic path, guaranteeing alignment with its mission and objectives.

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Dileep Narayanan

MANAGING TRUSTEE
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CA George Korah

TRUSTEE
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Anil K. Menon

TRUSTEE

Advisory Council

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Ar. G. Shankar

PADMA SHRI AWARDEE
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K Jayakumar

IAS FORMER CHIEF SECRETARY THIRUVANANTHAPURAM
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Jyoti Sharma

FOUNDER, FORCE NEW DELHI
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Kalyan Varma

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER BANGALORE

Greenstorm Envoy

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Ms. Aishwarya Sridhar

Photographer & Film Maker

Recognition

The Greenstorm Foundation has won several major national and international awards:

  • IAA Olive Crown Award 2018 & 2022 for Creative Excellence in Communicating Sustainability.
  • NIB Award 2017 for Best CSR Activation.
  • Social Media Campaign of the Year 2018 by the Public Relations Council of India.
  • Gold Medal in the Pepper Awards 2018 for Best Photography.
  • CSR Award 2022 by Kerala Management Association.

Activities

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Creative Contests

In an attempt to preserve our nature, Greenstorm Foundation has been engaging young minds around the world with creative contests. Contests based on topics related to environmental preservation have been conducted every year since 2009 in connection with World Environment Day to create awareness of this global need for environment conservation. Contests involve activities of a creative nature such as poster designs, tiny tales, photography, etc.

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Exhibition

The entries submitted through the creative contests are showcased both online and offline, with the aim of raising environmental awareness among viewers.

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Eco tales

In 2019, we conducted ground activations to create environmental awareness among school children, reaching out to over 50 schools and engaging approximately 50,000 students. This initiative resulted in a significant behavioural shift towards environmental consciousness.

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Ecostar Awards

Greenstorm Foundation presents awards to eminent personalities from various walks of life who creatively invest their time, energy and goodwill in the conservation of the environment.