Change is the only constant, but we aim to make a change that counts.
Our efforts do not perish with the changing weather.
They stand strong against adversities as our change is in tandem with the environment.
We reuse and recycle the waste, to fuel our goals, for a better tomorrow.
After the plantation is done, we take the responsibility to protect our
plants by installing green sheds. The green shed comprises of a green
porous yet strong green thick cloth which is secured in a triangular fashion
by bamboo sticks. The bamboo sticks act as a support and maintain the
structure of the green sheds. The green shed protects the plants against
heavy rains, strong winds, direct heat and sunlight and grazing animals.
The installation of these protective gears has evidently shown a positive effect on creating a suitable environment for the saplings planted.
As the plantation of saplings increased exponentially, it became necessary for
us to accurately know our plants. We then decided to make tags for our
plants. The making of tags needed many more trials than we anticipated.
Our first amateur tag was made of a cardboard piece bearing our name,
enclosed in a plastic pouch. We soon realized we were using excess plastic
which we starkly stand against. Hence, we decided to make tags out of
plastic bottles which we collected in our cleanliness drives. We found a way to
reuse the plastic bottles.
Tagging has made a great difference in tracking, watering and maintenance of plants and has ensured that we tend to each one of our saplings.
We are one of the very few groups that organize such activities. Our
group members visit the plantation site 2 times a week. They water the
plants, perform remedial measures for any damage or note the damage
which can be repaired later. The pit which is formed around the plant
for better water percolation is reconstructed if any damage is observed.
Whether the drip systems have been installed, and their proper working is checked.
These drives help us to keep the saplings hydrated and ensure an inclusive growth of the plants.
We install simple drip irrigation systems to the saplings for regulated water supply.
The system is made of plastic bottles collected from our cleanliness drives which
promotes reuse of the plastic bottles. This system facilitates the plants to with a
continous stream water even when no one is available to water the plants.
This easy-to-make drip system only takes one bottle and one bamboo stick for support, making it highly efficient.
We have installed more than 120 drip irrigation systems till date.
After a plantation takes place, we record their
growth every week at our drives. This remains an important task to
analyse their growth patterns and helps us not only to project the
expected growth but also to solve the problems hindering growth.
We mark a 'Priority status' to ensure an inclusive growth, for the species experiencing growth related problems.
Extensive track of their height and health is considered to help them grow better.
We consider this activity of crucial importance as it helps us in safeguarding the growth of the saplings.