Plant Trees Online and Support Rural Livelihood

13 Climate Action15 Life on Land
  • Original Title: Plant Trees Online and Support Rural Livelihood
  • Year: 2016
  • Award: World Summit Award
  • Category: Environment & Green Energy
  • Producer: Mr. Apurva Bhandari
  • Organisation: SankalpTaru Foundation
  • Country: India
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Features for Contributor’s Module:
• Planters across the world can conveniently make significant contributions to Mother Nature by planting trees at any of our project locations with just a few taps and clicks on their mobile phones or desktops. The planters plant an E-tree in a virtual forest on their phones and computers, through ‘SankalpTaru G1’ application and an actual tree is planted on ground in a rural village that supports the livelihood of the beneficiaries or supports community welfare or supports schools
• Our planters can wish, gift, greet, celebrate or commemorate by planting trees
• They can even watch the on-ground live tree plantation and develop a connect with the rural poor or the students
• One gets regular notifications of the trees planted via photographs, emails
• One can locate, visit and even navigate to their trees on Google maps plug in
• Our application also provides one with the option to calculate their Carbon footprint and suggests the number of trees one should plant to neutralize their carbon footprint

Features for On-ground Coordinator’s Module:
• Every time an E-tree is planted by a user, our on-ground village team receives a notification on their smart phones. A tree is then planted on ground by them
• On-ground team then captures the photograph of the planted tree and also geo tags them. This information is then shared with the respective contributors soon after the data is uploaded by them
• It also enable Ground Users to carry out tree census, surveys, conduct audits and share this captured data