"The forest is our best ally"
25 enero, 2019
At Reforestamos we know the importance of having allies outside our organization in order to achieve our goals; however, we are also aware of the importance of having them inside, being our work team the greatest of all. Juan Christian Torres has been with us since 2010, when he started his professional internship, and for him, our best ally is the forest.
Juan Chris, as we affectionately call him, has traveled a path of personal and professional growth with us, he started in 2010 with his professional internship, later as a social service outsourcer, and currently serves as coordinator of the Bajío region. His current work consists of generating alliances with companies to carry out forest restoration actions with volunteers. His activities do not end there, he also works with people from communities, government and young people who help in the integration of teams with corporate volunteering.
My dream at Reforestamos is to create awareness in all the people of corporate volunteering so that they can see the forest as an ally and not just as a place to reflect or have fun. It is important that people learn about the forest and feel connected to it so that they can generate a greater vision that the forest is by, for and with us, and not just for us,” says Juan Chris.
Juan Chris has been motivated to continue collaborating with us since we work with different sectors such as private initiative, government, youth and community people. For him, meeting people from different places is what changed his outlook, since he learned that the day-to-day life of a person from a community is different from that of a person from the city.
One of the things Juan Chris likes most about his job is having the opportunity to change the chip to people from companies and communities, as he sees that both can help each other and do better actions, get out of their common areas. “Not everything in life is working in the office, not everything is not living in a community and looking for support, I want to keep changing people’s vision, I want them to see that it is possible to create a better world, the world we all want”.