World Economic Forum's Global Shapers Gurugram Hub, in partnership with The Tree Box Initiative brings to you the "Breathe Gurgaon" campaign, aimed at planting 1 lakh trees through Beej Balls in Gurgaon, in an effort to create a lush, green ecosystem while helping mitigate air pollution. Beej Balls, as the name suggests, are clay balls made out of Panchagravya, alluvial soil and organic manure, with 3 seeds of native trees in each ball. They grow in all seasons, using just early morning dew for its water requirement during germination, and then timed and planted in a way that once they sprout, the monsoon season takes care of the sapling for the next 3-5 months.
Beej Balls are an effective way for mass plantations, as testified by renowned horticulturists, and have been used for afforestation in Africa by being air dropped.
On the occasion of the United Nations International Day of Forests on 21st March 2022, we are launching this fundraiser to raise Rs 1 lakh, for 1 lakh beej balls. We aim to close the fundraiser and begin the plantations by disseminating beej-balls by 7th July, 2022, which is celebrated as VAN MAHOTSAV WEEK, when we also plan to have an event with leading environmentalists
At the subsidized rate of Rs 1 per Beej Ball, we ask for your support in this fundraiser, to help us create a green and healthy Gurgaon! Do spread the word!