Terms and Conditions:

Sustainable Green Initiative (SGI) welcomes you. SGI provides its service to you subject to the following Terms of Service ("TOS"), which may be updated by us from time to time and put up on this site.

SGI facilitates users and customers to plant trees for the purpose of mitigating carbon footprint, gifting or as Voluntary Social Responsibility (VSR), through its planting partners and sends geo-tagged pictures as e-certificates to acknowledge the same (the "Service"). Kindly note the following points.

SGI is a social enterprise and venture working towards significantly benefitting resource strapped farmers and the planet.  Please also note that we are a  for profit organization.

SGI geo-tags pictures of trees planted and issues a maximum of one photograph and certificate for every tree planted, .

Wherever possible trees will be planted  as per your choice and also at about the time of your ordering them directly or on our website.

SGI reserves the right to change the tree species or planting time upto a maximum of 180 days based on the exigencies from the date of your transaction. SGI may plant and sell trees that have been planted in anticipation of orders based on past patterns. SGI will never sell a single tree more than once.

SGI planting partners which include many planting NGOs , Mahila Mandals, Van Mandals and other such likeminded organizations,  have long, varied and substantial experience in planting trees.

SGI will make best efforts to ensure that all trees survive.  In fact if any tree planted by you does not survive the first 2 years after planting, SGI will replant a tree for you FREE of cost and at the same location.

However, SGI cannot be held responsible for trees that die through flood, drought and any other unforeseen events.

 SGI cannot be held responsible for trees that are illegally felled or are destroyed by grazing in spite of the best efforts made by us and our planting partners to prevent this.
SGI does not issue carbon credits nor does it trade in the same.

The farmer or the self help group(s) who plant the trees on your behalf own the tree that you plant and all monetary benefits including proceeds from the sale of fruits/ yields from these tress accrue to them directly. SGI does not benefit directly or indirectly from or through these yields.

SGI will send you geo-tagged photographs of trees planted on your behalf and also put up the longitude/ latitude coordinated on a public database for which subscribers and customers/ members will have a login and password to verify the veracity of the plants planted by SGI.

  SGI does not arrange any site visits. However our planting partners we will be happy to show you around in case you are visiting the area where your tree(s) are planted.

Sustainable Green Initiative (SGI) is committed to protecting your privacy in accordance with the highest consumer protection standards and any personal information that you may provide to us about yourself ("Personal Information") on this website (www.greening.in). For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, "Personal Information" shall mean any information that can be linked to a specific individual including without limitation, information such as name, address, contact number, e-mail address. The information requested is for the sole purpose of database. It will be kept confidential and no commercial use is intended. 

We make public our policy on refund and cancellation of donations received for the cause on payment gateway as under:-
a) No refund/cancellation request for the amount paid for planting of trees by any subscribing member/ customer will be entertained for payments through the online payment gateway after the payment is accepted from our Online Payment Gateway service providers unless there is a fraud notification from our Payment Gateway Service Providers .
b) The payment will be used for the tree planting and social developmental work being initiated by SGI as per the TOS above


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