Sweets. Candles. Diyas, Crackers, Clothes. Family. Happiness. Joy. 

On the joyous occasion of this wonderful festival of lights, let’s celebrate a safer and and less noisy Diwali.

Let’s also show our gratitude to the Universe and the world around us this Diwali. Everyday.

Let’s share the happiness with those less fortunate than us and help them with additional income for their families, their children.

Let’s try to offset the thick smoke and harmful gases that are emitted with each cracker we light.

Let’s plant a tree.

Welcome to Sustainable Green Initiative: 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.




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.

Read: 'A Thousand Trees' Planting Festival, July 2013 -

 Kolkata, India