You can be the change to make Mumbai environment friendly.
SAGE and PATT are organizing a tree plantation project on 22nd of May, 2010 on land owned by INS Trata (Defence establishment). This land is a stone’s throw away from Bandra-Worli sea link (Worli entrance). At present the site is barren, rough and rocky. After the plantation it will be a beautiful site and will add to the greenery of Mumbai. This is in line with the objective of SAGE and PATT to beautify Mumbai and bring about a change in society.
Volunteers are needed to assist with this plantation project. To assist the volunteers pits have already been dug and red soil provided on site. The pits are 1 metre deep and 1 metre wide to ensure the saplings penetrate down easily and the survival rate increases. High quality saplings have been already sourced for the project to ensure a survival rate of above 90%. Manure is available on site and kept near the pits. The tree selected for the project is the Coconut tree. Coconut trees survive better than most other trees near the sea side and in similar salty terrain.
To help volunteers in the process, there will be people explaining the right way to complete the plantation. At least 10 saplings have already been planted as examples for people who love to watch and proceed on their own. Tools will be provided on the day to assist people. The dress code for the day would be anything comfortable like T-shirts, Bermuda’s and Three-fourth’s. Anything tight or fancy should be avoided.
SAGE and PATT have successfully organized similar projects financed by various brands like Standard Chartered, HDFC, Barclays, AEGIS, etc. Noted projects in the pipe line are funded by UTI, Birla Sunlife and Nerolac. By being a part of a tree plantation project, people will gain more insights in to plantation, importance and they in turn can confidently spread the word in the city to increase afforestation and reforestation. Volunteering for the project is an excuse to do something different from the regular city business and tree planting is also a proven way of mind relaxation.
We need volunteers who like to contribute and people who like to get their hands dirty for a cause. We will always have more projects for those who can regularly participate in similar tree plantations. This is your time to bring about a change in Mumbai. Come, be a part of the change to preach what you practice.
SAGE: Maya Shahani (022 23682488/ 022 23683033)
PATT: Vashitwa Mishra (9702210203/8898080203)
Venue and Directions:
INS Trata ground,
Opposite Coast Guard building
Next to Bandra-Worli Sealink (Worli side),
While coming to Worli from the Bandra- Worli sealink please take a left when you reach Worli on the Khan Abdul Gafar Khan Marg. Keep driving and in seconds you will come across a turnabout. Take left again from the turnabout on a small connecting road that will lead you to Coast Guard Gates. One of our guys will be present at the gates to guide you further to the site.
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Date and Time:
22nd May 2010 (Saturday) at 9:00 AM.