The Sapling Project who’s mission is to plant and share plant saplings to one and all in different parts of our city. A wonderful idea by young minds. The project started on 26th January 2010 and it was a great success. It was done in three cities – Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai. More than 1000 saplings were distributed on this day.
Today (June 6th 2010) is the 3rd Sapling Project. While most tree plantation drives are done in Parks or Forest areas, we think it’s the colonies and buildings that need more trees and also one can monitor the health and progress of one’s planted sapling. Don’t you want your children/grand-children to breathe in clean air? If the answer is yes do help us by sponsoring the sapling, by planting a sapling and or both.
Some of the ideas are as follows:
1. The involvement of celebrities in the sapling project to help promote it and to spread awareness to the public with the help of the celebrities.
2. Anyone who wishes to implement the project by taking initiative in their own area and organizing planting drives / awareness, speaking to people and spreading the word out, local parks / various public establishments, school kids / teenagers / schools / colleges etc. are most welcome. Saplings will be provided by us.
3. Correcting the previous mistake of giving away the saplings in plastic bags, we will give the saplings in either paper bags or cloth bags.
4. There will be gifts for people who take good care of the saplings.
5. More engagement with users and plant plantation will be conducted via email, sms and offline meetups.
6. The new idea of giving a sapling as a takeaway gift during weddings/events. We could help people who support this idea procure saplings at discounted costs.
Today’s sapling drive is being held in these cities in India.
Venue: Lalbagh, Glass house.
Time: 10:30 AM
Joel Fernandes – 9008905774
Venue: Isha Project Green Hands, No. 5 Moolachathiram, Perumal Kovil St, MMC Post, Chennai 51
Time: 10:00 AM
Rajasekar – 9840727371, Magesh – 9940305209
Venue: Rose Garden, (Inside Lodhi Gardens), Delhi
Time: 8:00 AM
Garima – 9810807082
9 AM – Opp Barista, Shivaji Park
11.00 am – Vile Parle (e), Opp Parleshwar Temple
12.00 pm – Vile Parle (w) HDFC Bank, SV Rd.
1.30 pm – Near Shoppers Stop, Andheri (w)
3.00 pm – Inorbit Mall, Malad (w)
5.00 pm – Near IC church , IC Colony, Borivali(w)
Contact : Ranjeet – 9322131415 , Satish – 9833443545
9.30 AM – Gateway of India
10.30 AM – Eros Theatre
Contact: Priyanka Dalal – 9004350022
– Nerul – Tentatively Partek hill
– Vashi – Tentatively Sector 10
– Panvel – Tentative
Contact : Shailaja – 9819076469
7:30 AM – Kalyani Nagar ( Jogger’s Park)
8:45 AM – University campus/ University Circle
9:30 AM – F.C Road
10:30 AM – Law college Road
Contact: Libu – 9881460654, Pradaxina – 9881093149
Date : 5th June
Venue: Old MIDC Area,
Time : 10.30 am
Dinesh – 9890774748
You can sign up at http://thesaplingproject.com
Sapling Project Poster : http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2774/4146532432_0d4c4b96bc_o.jpg
Flickr (photos) : http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/thesaplingproject/
Twitter : @saplingproject
Facebook Group : http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=190098221995
It would be great if you can support us by spreading the word on The Sapling Project initiative through your community, Facebook/Orkut/Twitter group.
Hopefully online users would be inspired enough to join the initiative.
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