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who we are
Planting trees is one of the most effective ways to combat climate change. But planting fruit trees is the best way to fight climate change, while tackling hunger and poverty too!
Sustainable Green Initiative (SGI) was founded with this objective – to distribute, plant and nurture fruit trees that will help those in most need, while contributing to the country's green cover. We maintain these saplings for three years to ensure high survival rates. Our mission has been supported by a variety of partners. The space we require has been provided by community lands, homesteads, orphanages, old-age homes, government schools and others - who all enjoy the fruits of this work.
Since 2012, SGI has overseen the planting of over 7.5 million trees across twelve states...and this number is only growing!
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what we believe
Natural disasters, rising temperatures and toxic air quality - we are all witnessing the alarming results of the climate crisis. The future of our planet at risk. The time to act is now.
SGI believes it is our collective duty to strive towards reversing some of this damage and planting trees is the perfect way to do your part. Not only is it the easiest and most cost-effective solution, it's also the most beneficial. A tree has the potential to sequester about a tonne of carbon over 50 years! What's more, a mature tree can provide a day’s supply of oxygen for up to four people! And fruit trees give further - providing nutrition, livelihoods and much more.
what we believe
7.5 million+ trees planted over
10 years across
12 states with the help of
35 partners and over
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At SGI, we are committed to actively fighting the effects of climate change by increasing green cover and raising awareness through our initiative. In addition, our activities address seven of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set out by the United Nations:
Fruit trees provide an alternate source of income for farmers.
Fruits trees are an excellent source of nutrition.
Good health & well-being
Native fruit species meet a number of dietary requirements, especially for women & children.
Clean water & sanitation
Increased green cover results in more rainfall & recharging groundwater. We also implement rainwater harvesting at all our sites.
Decent work & economic growth
Assisting marginal farmers to sell and process their produce. This also addresses forced migration.
SGI’s key focus is to increase green cover by planting native species which are fast-growing, fruit-bearing & long-lasting.
Life on land
Increased green cover creates new eco-systems, supports biodiversity & reduces soil erosion.
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