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earth Day Network, in partnership with NGO Bichitra Pathshala and educational institution iLEAD – flagged off Earth Reel 2018 GO!

Green Patrol!
With the Kolkata RTO restarting registration so electric vehicles, Kolkata Police lost no time in deploying a fleet of Mahindra E2Os they procured in 2016. GO!

Saying Trees with Durgesh Agrahari
The "Tree Man" was in Kolkata (Calcutta ) for a 3 day visit GO!

Tree Champions!

India has planted around more than 50 Million Trees till this day of the year 2018, Smashing World Record. On the July 11, 2016, more than 800,000 volunteers pitched in to help the country fight climate change.

India made a commitment at the Paris Climate Conference in December 2015 spend $6 billion to reforest 12 percent of its land (bringing total forest cover to 235 million acres by 2030, or about 29 percent of the country's territory).

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Everlasting, living memorial
Imortalise a loved one by planting a tree - that's the pitch of a new project of Green for Life Foundation's ongoing tree campaigns. A part of the Tree Safe Zone at Rajerhat's New Town in Kolkata has been earmarked as a memorial park where the trees will be planted.

Kolkata - On April 22, Earth Day, Green for Life Foundation initiated the Memorial Tree plantation campaign at an extension of the site where were have our weekly Tree Maintenance Events (TME) in Rajarhat, New Town, Kolkata. This project gives an opportunity to the people to plant a tree or trees in memory of their loved ones who had passed away. These will represent as living symbol of the individuals and their memories. Besides a memorial for the passed, you could also plant a tree to celebrate your birthday, or the birth of a new family member. Imagine, years hence when theat child visits his "birth tree"!

Removing the bag around the
saplings roots for planting...
The campaign venue was on Street 299 (near Tall Tree Nursery) in Rajarhat, New Town, where EarthSmiles.net assists Green for Life in tree maintenance every Sunday (Click here to volunteer). A special area has been alotted for the memorial trees, which will ultimately become a memorial park - complete with benches where you can rest in nature an contemplate memories of your loved ones.

The campaign started at 8 a.m. with around a total of 19 volunteers from both Earthsmiles and Green for Life team present to plant the first batch of memorial trees. The day being Earth Day gave a very enthusiastic feeling towards nature. Four tree saplings were planted on that day of different species. Trees like Peanut, Shyamoli, Lambu were planted. Other tree options are Neem, Akashmoni, Ashok, Lombu and Krishnachura.

Green for Life will be celebrating Mother's Day on Sunday, 13 May 2018. If you want to honour your mother and Mother Nature, this Mother's day choose to plant a tree! This is not only an original gift, but a contribution towards fighting climate change, too. You can make a donation of Rs. 700/- to the Foundation towards planting a sapling of 4 feet which includes nurturing, maintenance and monitoring your sapling for a period of 1 year. Registration for the Mother's Day Special closes on Friday 11 May 2018 at 5:00 p.m. For more detail, you can get in touch directly at (+91) 8420588759 and 9831582239.

Tree watering chain gang...

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