Who is Janisha ?
Janisha loves to walk or run around the national park with her dog and her friends because the air, water and trees here are pristine. But she is saddened by the loss of trees and the spread of forest fires. She says the trees talk to her to relate their pain: “People cut me down and make forest fire.”
Her concern is legitimateThe pain is also being felt in the village of Pekhri, just outside the national park. The spread of coronavirus has meant that tourism in the Himalayas has come to a virtual stop with a devastating impact on many of the 500 people in Pekhri who depend on tourists for their livelihood.
Janisha wants to helpJanisha wants to help these people and also protect the environment, but cannot do it alone. You can help by taking part in “Walk With Janisha” campaign, a virtual walk with three objectives.
Next plan“Walk with Janisha” is just a start. The larger plan is to reforest 2 km2 (2,000 hectares) during 2020-22 and 20+ km2 beyond this date.
A: We will plant one tree for your donation of INR 250 (USD 5 if outside India).
B: We will plant four trees and a "Thank you email" for INR 1,000 (USD 20).
C: We will plant ten trees and mail you a certificate for INR 2,500 (USD 50).
This project will involve people with no work and no income in planting trees, protecting forests, and increasing awareness on the environment and climate change.
The project area is completely barren
The 2 sq. km to be reforested. The area 1 was reforested thanks to previous donations.
Tree planted in August 2020 with the village Pekhri in the background.
Meeting with some of the villagers of Pekhri.
Campaign supported by Stephan Marchal, Mohan Reddy Attipalli and Emmanuel D'Silva