The Sapling Project – Online to Offline

We went live with our first Sapling Project distribution drive today at Shivaji Park.

We shared around 120 saplings (Neem, Ashoka, Herbal Creepers) to friends who signed up, Housing Societies in Shivaji Park, General Public .

We also planted a few saplings at the Scouts Pavilion.

Would like to thank all the people both Online and Offline who Tweeted , RT’d , Blogged, Invited others on the Facebook & turned up for the cause and volunteered for The Sapling Project.

Thanks to Neeraj, Priyanka, Raxit, Special thanks to Maithili & Shalaka.

A big thanks to all those who contributed in sponsoring the Saplings.

Sharing some Pics

Saplings Loaded & Ready to Share

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More Pics http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/thesaplingproject/

Today was just a start, we will take the movement further and continue with regular sapling distribution drives in Bombay and other cities.

Coming Soon:-

Sapling project in Bangalore, Chennai & Delhi.

Photo Contest for people who planted sapling.

Sapling Van – Moving all across the city.

Thanks, Peace and Breathe Easy :)

7 Comments so far

  1. Global Voices Online » India: The Sapling Project (pingback) on December 24th, 2009 @ 2:13 pm

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  6. Sapna Kale (unregistered) on December 31st, 2009 @ 10:45 am

    Hi,
    Congratulations on your Sapling Project and the first plantation drive.
    But the real task lies ahead of you to ensure that the plants are well looked after and given proper care. Otherwise the whole effort goes waste.

    I speak from personal experience because i am also associated with a group called Hirwai which has a one point agenda – “Plant as many Trees as Possible.” We work in the city of Nagpur which is supposed to be one of the greener cities of the country.

    But the indifference and apathy of the general public kills the whole initiative. We also distributed saplings and were given an assurance that they will be well looked after but after some time the plants wilted and died away. This happened because the families who were suopposed to care for them assumed that we will be providing the manure and the tree guards etc. And when that didn’t happen, they lost all interest. Such things do happen.


  7. satish vijaykumar (bombaylives) on December 31st, 2009 @ 10:51 am

    Hi Sapna,
    Thanks for sharing your experiences, I do admit the real challenge is in taking care and nurturing the saplings till they become a little tree,

    We intend to do is have some regular contests for the people who plant the saplings and ask them to share regular updates about the sapling they have grown, will the simple idea if there is a gratification, participation and involvement would increase.

    Do signup on the site http://thesaplingproject.com

    cheers
    satish



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