Ride for Green India

Ride for green India is a solo cycling expedition from Kanyakumari to Kashmir, a total of 5000km, to educate the people of rural India on the importance of protecting our environment.

“A Nation that destroys its soil destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving air strength to our people”.

The constant felling of trees has been a problem for a long time now and as a result of that it is extremely important for us to create awareness for the same. According to the forest department for every tree felled ten trees should be planted to regain the loss of one.

It’s our own country… Our duty…! As part of my ride, my little contribution to protect the environment is to conduct sessions and workshops about the climate changes, Global warming and environment protection in at least 100 schools, colleges and universities

Planting is a symbol of optimism for the future, of hope that despite all the pressures we face, together we can make a sustaining world for the upcoming future. Our responsibility to make changes in our consumption patterns to ensure a sustainable future. Teacher links the individual goals of the students to the societal and national goals, as students are future citizens of our country. My aim is to educate them all and make to understand.

Objectives:

  • Conducting sessions and workshops about the climate changes ,Global warming and environment protection in at least 100 schools, colleges and universities
  • Sowing seed balls across the ride
  • Fund raising for planting as many as 15000 saplings across the country with the help of GROW-TREES (A reputed social enterprise)
  • Conducting environmental awareness campaigns at corporate offices, SEZ, Government offices, cities, district towns and villages across the ride
  • Promoting and campaigning for “National mission for a green India”, National Green Highway policy, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and urban forestry and other state level green initiative

Ride for Green India execution Plan:

  • Pre-ride preparation will be completed by 25th December 2016
  • The ride is planned to complete in a total of 100 days from 1st Jan 2017 to 10th April 2017
  • During this ride I am planning to visit 100 schools/colleges/universities and will conduct environment awareness sessions, workshops and plant one tree in every school. Providing ‘Pledge Card’ to individual class room. A document consisting of facts, do’s and don’ts regarding climate change and environment will be provided at every school
  • Sowing seed balls will be carried out across the ride
  • Conducting environmental awareness campaigns  at corporate offices, SEZ, Government offices, cities, district towns and villages across the ride
  • Fund raising will be carried to plant and maintain 15000 saplings

Path to follow:

Approx. Expense Details:

  • 2.75 lakh for food and accommodation
  • 12 lakh for planting 15000 trees

The main objective behind my complete cycle ride is to create awareness among people to protect the environment and handing over the best planet to the future generation. As part of this I am planning 15000 saplings across India. I would request every one of you to be a part of this noble cause and donate generously. A small contribution from you may turn our planet a bit greener.

Ride for green India partnered with Grow tree.com to plant 15000 plants across the nation. After completion of the ride, the collected funds will be used to sapling the trees at various locations in India. The planting and maintenance of the trees will be taken care with the help of GROW-TREES.COM team

www.grow-trees.com, a web-enabled social enterprise allowing individuals and corporate to plant trees. They have planted over 1,800,000 trees across the country and are an official partner of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), UNDB and WWF

Seed ball preparation:

Seed balls, also known as “earth balls”, and consist of a variety of different seeds rolled within a ball of clay/paper, preferably volcanic pyroclastic red clay/paper. Into this medium various additives may be included, such as humus or compost.

Seeds balls are an ancient technique for propagating plants from seeds without opening up soil with cultivation tools such as a plow.

Why are seed balls so great?

With knowledge, skill, and patience, seed balls can be as effective a way of establishing plants as plow-seeding or drilling, and they can be made by anyone anywhere in the world that has access to clay, soil, and seed — for no money.

How seed bombs are prepared

  • Collect seeds
  • Soak the waste papers for 1 day
  • The soaked waste papers will be grinded until it becomes paste
  • Seeds should be inserted in waste paper paste by draining water
  •  Dry the seed bombs in sunlight
  • When it  rains heavily the seed bombs germinates

To know more about my Ride details

https://www.facebook.com/RideForBetterIndia

The Better India – http://www.thebetterindia.com/47718/cycling-enthusiast-bicycle-trip-telangana-organic-farming/

What’s app: 9000110541

https://www.facebook.com/RideForBetterIndia
http://RideForBetterIndia.com/
rideforbetterindia@gmail.com

 

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