TEKFEN FOUNDATION
Protection of Natural Resources
Tekfen Holding Sponsors 3rd International Green Building Summit

The 3rd International Green Building Summit was held on 21-22 February 2014 by the Turkish Green Building Council (ÇEDBİK). Tekfen Holding, whose founding partner Ali Nihat Gökyiğit is also the founding Chairman ÇEDBİK, was among the main sponsors of the event.

Aiming to increase social awareness and urge the construction industry to abide by sustainable principles, the organization has picked "Sustainability - Cutting Edge" as its main theme this year. Many national and international experts attended the two-day summit, which hosted a number of conferences, workshops, training sessions, and seminars.

Minik TEMA

Tekfen Foundation is a supporter of Minik TEMA's nature education program, which TEMA (the Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion) is jointly conducting with the Ministry of Education's Directorate General of Basic Education. The purpose of the Minik TEMA (Junior TEMA) program is to raise the sensitivity of preschool children, 5-6 years old, to their environment so future generations can be more at peace with nature. Under this project, TEMA reached 19,650 children in 345 schools in 34 provinces in 2012. Tekfen Foundation's support includes meeting 12 schools' 2012-13 spring semester expenses.

Sponsorship for Green Building Summit

Tekfen Foundation was the sponsor of the International Green Building Summit held on February 20-21, 2012, which brought together all the shareholders of the international green building sector on common ground.

Documentary on the Endemic Flowers of Turkey

A six-part documentary called the 'Endemic Flowers of Turkey' in HD quality with subtitles in both Turkish and English prepared by the photographer and documentary maker Fatih Orbay for Tekfen Foundation has been completed in 2010 and was broadcasted on İZ TV, the first documentary channel in Turkey as of June 2011.