We solicit financial support from individuals, institutions and groups for our projects, campaigns and events. If you wish to give monetary help for our work, then it can be done through: Cheque drawn in the favor of ‘Swechha We For Change Foundation, New Delhi’ or, Bank transfer. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +91-9811812788 and we’ll provide you with our bank details.
Swechha has been running Monsoon Wooding, the annual environment campaign for over a decade now. Youth, media, government and civil society have been actively engaged by us on issues of social and environmental development. Our green efforts range from waste upcycling and environmental fellowship programs to river clean-ups and creation of urban mini forests.
- In 2013, we created Delhi’s first urban mini forest at St Mary’s School, Dwarka and there has been no looking back since.
- We planted Faridabad’s first Urban forest in 2014, once almost a barren land, now a lush green landscape.
- This was followed by creation of Gurgaon’s first food forest and butterfly garden in 2015 with over 1500 saplings.
- In 2016, over 2400 saplings were adopted by individuals on BitGiving that planted across the city in the form of forests, herb gardens and butterfly gardens in Delhi and Gurgaon.
- In our 2017 and 2018 campaigns, we planted across several government schools in Delhi including localities within North, South and Central Delhi. Over 1000 young student and youth volunteers were collectively involved and over 3500 saplings were planted including the creation of 7 urban native forests, 2 upcycled butterfly gardens and a couple of herb and shade air detox gardens, that are being maintained collectively by our team and school staff and students.
For the last 10 years, Swechha has been maintaining a community park in Rock View Apartments in Vasant Kunj. In the year 2016, we formally adopted the park from the MCD and have ever since, been actively working on developing the space into an ‘Airshed’ that would act as the lungs of the community near by. Last year we went on to google earth to see if there has been a change in green cover in the park and nearby areas and we were pleasantly surprised to see the difference. Not just the increase in the density of greens, it has had a considerable impact on the ambient air quality of our neighborhood, also by several estimates the ambient temperature would be at least 3-4 degrees less than the rest of Delhi.
Thats the power of citizenship, Thats the power of Monsoon Wooding and its volunteers who have played a major role directly and indirectly in making such a huge difference!
This year, we intend to keep the same energy and vibrance of the campaign going. Monsoon Wooding has always been a volunteer driven campaign, piloted by the citizens of Delhi itself. So this #MonsoonWooding, we ask you to join hands and help us make Delhi breathe a little better. For this, we ask for a minimum contribution of Rs 400 per sapling which will be directed towards
- Identification , planning and design of the sites of plantation
- Procurement of the saplings. We only procure native trees that are suitable to Delhi’s climate.
- Procurement of manure, mulch etc
- Transportation of the saplings
- Procurement and transportation of the equipment required to carry out the plantation
- Pre plantation activities ( making the pits for the saplings to be planted- labour cost and equipment)
- Volunteer mobilisation and engagement
- Maintenance and evaluation
- Advocacy initiatives to put pressure on the government to protect the existing green cover of Delhi and Gurgaon
This Monsoon, adopt a tree or two and make Delhi green! Every tree matters.