Environmental philanthropy refers to the giving of time and money in support of environmental issues through environmental nongovernmental organizations.
Many governments, while nominally addressing the issue of climate change are, by their nature, focussed on the short term solutions and often don’t look at the wider picture. Philanthropy is ideally placed to help address these environmental issues in a long-term impactful way.
Safaricom Foundation (Kenya) keenly invests in preserving and protecting the environment. One of the Foundation’s beneficiary organizations, Computers for Schools Kenya (CFSK), established Kenya’s first ever e-waste management center. The center is home to an e-waste grinding machine that recycles and performs waste management processes on plastics, metals and other materials.