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Plant Trees with Project GreenHands!
  • Isha

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    Isha Outreach
  • IO

    This fundraiser will benefit


    from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Tax benefits for INR donations will be issued by Isha Outreach

Isha Outreach (Reg No: 92BK4) is the social outreach wing of Isha Foundation which includes path-breaking Environmental, Educational, Health and Community Revitalization Efforts.  

Project GreenHands (PGH) ,the environmental initiative of Isha Outreach has 4 verticals.  Trees for Life, is the agroforestry wing of PGH through which farmers and agriculturists are educated on sustainable land use system that maintains and increases total yields by combining food crops with tree crops on the same unit of land. They are also encouraged to plant trees in the periphery of the farmland. Unlike other environmental projects, PGH works on raising human consciousness about our fundamental bond with nature, and trees in particular. As such, the project has been designed as a movement where people come forth to take charge of raising saplings, planting and maintaining trees so that the ownership of the plantation resides with the community.

If you have donated online, Project GreenHands will send you a certificate in April 2020 with a unique tree tracking code. PGH will
1. Let you know the exact location of where your trees are planted (GPS coordinates of farmland)
2. Give you the name of the farmer who is growing your trees
3. Follow-up with the farmer for 2 years until the trees become self -sustainable
All it takes is Rs.100/$1.5 per tree.  (Including post planting care and re-plantation for 2 years till your trees become self sustainable). 

Jeffrey Paes (Donor of 2018 campaign) - "Thank You for the details and the excellent work being done by Isha foundation in promoting a greener and healthier tomorrow".  

Roy Zacharia (April 16, 2019)- "Thank you for your email, I am very happy to hear about the trees and I will be surely planting more trees in the near future".

Balaguru Shanmugam (Donor of 2015 campaign) - "I was skeptical when I donated online but I was very happy to know about the growth of my trees. Feel happy to contribute to the environment in my small way".

Why am I getting my tree details only in April? Why can't I track my trees immediately?

We are raising funds for trees to get planted this year. Plantation will happen after the onset of monsoon between the months of August - December. In the months of Jan & Feb our agro-forestry team will go on follow-up visit to the farmland and get us farmer photos & data. From our database, we will be assigning trees and tree codes to all the participants in the month of March. So by 1st April, 2020 you will get to know the details of your trees.

Can I choose the tree species?
No. Even Project GreenHands team does not choose the species. Our agroforestry team will educate the farmer about the benefits of multicropping and suggest a combination of fruit trees, timber trees and fodder trees. But, it is upto the farmer to decide what he wishes to grow in his farmland.

Where is the project happening?
At the moment, the scope of the project is Tamil Nadu, India.

As someone who has donated and is interested in this campaign, how can I help? What can I do?
Many people may get inspired just by seeing your enthusiasm for the project. You could create your own campaign page and share that link with your friends and colleagues. You will be surprised to see many people joining hands with you.

100,000 trees in 2019. Let's make this happen 😄

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