This post is an endeavor to make you aware about a Pune initiative called The Sapling Project, which involves planting trees in Pune.
The idea is to distribute the saplings and encourage participants to plant it at their locations such as at their house, society, institutions or any other place. Idea is to avoid planting it in some park or some common area because in such case participant won’t be able to go and take care of the saplings after they are planted. I know they are right, the white carnation tree I took to work dies on a weekend.)
If it is planted at your house/society, it would be possible to monitor the health and progress of planted saplings.
You can find more details about the Sapling Project in Pune on their site here. The Sapling Project is brainchild of two guys, Ranjeet (@ranjeet_walunj) and Satish (@bombaylives), whom I have had opportunity to meet at Bombay.
Please send it across to your friends and spread the word. If you are in Pune and interested to participate as a volunteer, please write directly to Libu. His contact details are:
Hope to see your participation. Thanks! 🙂
P.S: Venues and timings for The Sapling Project in Pune:
Kalyani Nagar (Jogger’s Park): 7.30-8.15 a.m.
University Camp (Near Jogging Park): 8.45-9.15 a.m.
F.C Road (Near Vaishali, Roopali, near FC Road): 9.30-10.15 a.m.
Law College Road (Lane next to Barista): 10.30 a.m.