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51 reasons and excuses to plant a tree, today..

 
                 

Summer Solstice
Valentine's Day
Sunday
Wangari Maathai Day
World wildlife Day
International Women's Day
Dads Birthday
Best Friend's Wedding Day
Rock 'n ' roll Day
Independence Day
Ram Agarwals Wedding Day
Felix engagement today
World Environment Day
Forestry Day
Discovery of electricity Day
End of World War Day
Elvis Presley's Birthday
Amitabh Bachchan's Debut Day
50 years of Rekha Day
Signing of the Magna Carta Day
The invention of gunpowder Day
The tearing down the Berlin Wall Day
Tuesday
French Onion Soup Day
New Years Day
31st December
Half moon Day
Thank god its Friday
Full Moon Day
Whatsapp sold for $19Bn Day
Agriculture Day
End world poverty Day
Richard Branson's Birthday
Winter Solstice Day
World Cup Finals Day
Gandhiji's Death Anniversary Day
Emperor Toba of Japan Birthday
Emperor Toba of Japan
Copernicus says the earth moves around the Sun Day
No Tobacco Day
Taj Mahal inaugural Day
Edison patents the electric light bulb Day
Monday
First humans in space Day
Neptune was discovered Day
The Big Bang Day
Galileo reveals secrets Day
Doctors Day
Mothers Day
Nurses Day
Teachers Day
Parents Day
Children's Day
All Souls Day
Wednesday
Free Delivery Day
Plant a Tree To-Day!


Sustainable Green Initiative plants fruit trees on community lands like orphanages and old age homes and on lands owned by marginal and Bpl farmers.  We work with self help groups and NGOs who help us identify right beneficiaries who can continue the process of planting and nurturing trees. (See our methodology)


At Sustainable Green Initiative, we plant trees to help the fight against climate change and also hunger, poverty and rural migration.  By planting a tree through us, you help in doing your bit to mitigate your carbon footprint and carry on the fight against hunger, poverty and climate change.

Did you know a tree sequesters about 1 ton of carbon and processes enough oxygen for two peoples requirements in its life-time?

So what are you waiting for? Plant a tree today.

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Looking for a more reasons to plant a tree? 


Our ongoing and proposed tree planting projects :


West Bengal
  • 24 Paraganas (S): SPCI: Society for protection of Children in India, 1200 fruit trees in an orphanage housing 300 girls close to the Indian Institute of Management, Joka, Kolkata
  •  Kolkata: Mulvany House, 500 fruit trees in an old age home in the heart of the city, near Sealdah.  More Info...
  • Barrackpore: Udayan: 1000 (800 fruit and 200 neem trees) trees in a home for children of parents afflicted by leprosy. More Info...
  • Sundarbans: 1000 fruit trees in a govt aided school in Patharpratima block of Sundarbans.
  • 24 Paraganas (N): 5000 trees in 1000 low-income households belonging to micro loan borrowers of one of the largest and most respected MFI/ NGOs in eastern India. 
  •  Kolkata: Tolly Homes,  fruit trees in an old age home near the Metro Station on NSC Bose Road, near Tollygunge
  • Kolkata: SPCI: Society for protection of Children in India, 1200 fruit trees in an orphanage housing 300 girls close to the Indian Institute of Management, Joka, Kolkata


New Delhi, NCR 
  •  2500 trees in  St Mary's Catholic Church, Presentation Convent School, S P Mukherji Marg, Delhi- 6. 
  • 100 Trees at Deepashram, a homestead for mentally and physically challenged orphan boys in the care of the Society of the Missionary Brothers of Charity Contemplative of Mother Teresa of Kolkata. More Info...
Gurgaon, Haryana
  • Gurgaon: 3,000 Trees at Anandashram a homestead for mentally and physically challenged orphan boys in the care of the Society of the Missionary Brothers of Charity Contemplative of Mother Teresa of Kolkata. More Info...
  •  1000 Trees in St Michael's school . Beneficiaries are Homeless Children staying in orphanage within school premises. 
  • 1000 Trees in Archbishop Alan De-Lastic children's village. 
  • 100 Trees in The Happy School, DLF phase 1, Gurgaon. Beneficiaries are children of poorest of poor studying in school.
Uttarakhand:
  • Gopeswar, Chamoli district: 1000 fruit trees and 500 foraging trees in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand; managed by Ghanshyam Smriti, Dehradun.
  • Ukhimatt, Rudraprayag district: 5000 Mulberry trees and 1000 assorted fruit trees to help in the rehabilitation of three flood effected villages; managed by Ghanshyam Smriti, Dehradun.
Completed projects: 

  • Kolkata, West Bengal:1000 trees (600 Neem and 400 fruit trees) solely sponsored by LIONS CLUB INTERNATIONAL Dist 322B1.
  • Bidhan Sishu Udyan is a children's park in one of Kolkata's most highly polluted residential areas. The planting was inaugurated on 21st July 2013 by LCI 2nd Vice President International Mr Jitsuhiro Yamada.  More Info
  • Suneel: Uttarakhand: 2000 apple trees in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand managed by Ghanshyam Smriti Dehradun and with partnering of Suneel Mahila Mangal Dal SHG. (Planting completed: Adoption Pending)


SGI works with the twin objectives of combating climate change caused by the billion of us in urban areas as well as helping the billion who sleep hungry, have the assurance of two daily meals!
One of the most tried and tested -- and promising -- method to combat climate change is a simple one: plant trees. Planting trees takes care of a host of issues -- from pollution abatement to creating sustainable livelihoods.

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The Lions Clubs International, District 322B1 along with the 2nd Innings Foundation and SGI planted a 1,000 trees at the Bidhan Sishu Udyan, near the bustling transit hub of Ultadanga, Kolkata. 600 neem trees and 400 fruit trees were planted as part of this festival which will soon be a nationwide planting initiative.



Food for all living organisms originates from trees and other members in the plant kingdom. Every single organism depends directly or indirectly on trees for their survival. Trees not only provide food for other organisms, but also shelter and protection to many different types of organisms including humans. In addition, trees also provide wood, shade, oxygen and clean air. During heavy rains, trees reduce the risk of flooding. There are two major ways in which trees provide protection against flooding.

While several of us tsk-tsk the sorry state of our fast-receding green cover, discuss the ills of global warming over tea and express general hopelessness over the state of affairs, a lanky teenager in Germany is making waves with his motto, “Stop talking, start planting.” 

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How many trees does one plant to mitigate ones carbon footprint?

Carbon footprint has historically been defined as
"the total amounts of greenhouse gas emissions caused by an organization, event, product or person."

Check your individual Carbon footprint and plant trees to mitigate it.

A quick reference guide and table to your Carbon footprint
and how we can help mitigate by planting trees.


Appliance Usage kg CO2 per year Plant a tree every (yrs)
Microwave Oven Once a day 150 7
Washing Machine Once a day 100 10
Cooking Gas Oven Once a day 100 10
Gas Stove Burner Thrice a day 200 5
Fridge-Freezer  24 hours a day 175 6
Standard Light Bulb 100 W 4 hours a day 63 16
Low Energy Light Bulb 18 W 4 hours a day 11 91
Digital TV Receiver Recorder On Power 6.5 hrs per day/ Rest Standby 49 20
TV – LCD On Power 6.5 hrs per day/ Rest Standby 220 5
TOTAL If you use all the above 1068 1






How will my planting trees help? Why should I plant a tree?

The simplest way to combat climate change is to plant trees: Trees breathe in Carbon Di Oxide and through the process of photo-synthesis create food for themselves and breathe out Oxygen.  Carbon Di Oxide is one of the main causes of global warming. CO2 and other Green House Gases blanket the earth's atmosphere and trap heat.  This leads to warming of the earth's atmosphere as the trapped heat is prevented from escaping.
Planting  and nurturing a tree helps reduce global warming as trees absorb CO2 and release oxygen. A mature tree sequesters up to a ton of Carbon in its life time. It also gives out enough oxygen required by two human beings. 
Planting a tree can be one of the most satisfying activities of our lives. Nurturing a tree we have planted and watching it grow and bear fruit is an extremely rewarding experience. Apart from this, here are a few more reasons to help you start planting: 
  • As a gift: Gifting a tree to a friend, a colleague, a dear one can be a very unique experience.
  • In memory of a loved one..
  • To mitigate our individual carbon footprint.
  • As part of our corporate social responsibility.
Sustainable Green Initiative plants fruit trees on fallow/ community lands and on lands owned by marginal and Bpl farmers.  We work with self help groups and NGOs who help us identify right beneficiaries who can continue the process of planting and nurturing trees. (See our methodology).
At Sustainable Green Initiative, we plant trees to help the fight against climate change and also hunger, poverty and rural migration.  By planting a tree through us, you help in doing your bit to mitigate your carbon footprint and carry on the fight against hunger, poverty and climate change.


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Did you know a tree sequesters about 1 ton of carbon and processes enough oxygen for two peoples requirements in its life-time?

So what are you waiting for? Plant a tree today.