Monsoon Wooding Plantations 2018

Delhi is one of the most polluted cities in the world. We want to change this by planting thousands of trees this monsoon, with your help.

We have been actively involved in multiple plantation drives since 2005, having planted over 30,000 trees around Delhi NCR, with an average rate of survival of 70 -80%. Monsoon Wooding is one such action-packed annual Swechha campaign that aims at conserving and creating green spaces. 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 2500 saplings were adopted by individuals on Bitgiving that led to the creation of forests, herb gardens and butterfly gardens in Delhi and Gurgaon. In total, over 10,000 saplings including herbs and shrubs were planted over the last one year.

This years Monsoon Wooding campaign has been our biggest one yet with over 3000 native trees and a few shrubs and sub trees planted across different government schools, public parks and farms within Delhi/NCR through the creation of 8 mini native forests! Apart from this, we have planted in another five locations in the area. In the monsoon months of July, August and September, through Monsoon Wooding, we were able to directly engage with over 500 young school students and youth volunteers.

Through the support of citizens of Delhi/NCR and a few organisations such asS&P Global, IHS Markit and L’oreal,we were able to raise funds for over 1000 saplings. In addition to this, we also collaborated on a tree plantation project with Center for Environmental Research and Education Mumbai, and planted over 2500 native trees across 10 different locationswithin the National Capital.

Each specie of each tree along with every location as a part of the project, was geotagged in the beginning of October, and we are now all set to monitor their growth and amount of carbon they sequester over the course of the next 3 years.

Write to us at volunteer@swechha.in or call at 011 29544678 to get more details.