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SGI plants fruit and pollution abatement trees through marginal/bpl farmers on fallow/community lands to create systems of sustainability. The project showcased in this video is at Uttarakhand, India's Suneel Village in the Chamoli District.

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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