Contribute to Uttarakhand’s green legacy: Plant a tree in Uttarakhand and nurture its vibrant ecosystem.
Greenverz is dedicated to Uttarakhand’s lush landscapes. Our mission is to enrich this region’s biodiversity by planting trees. Each sapling is a step towards revitalizing the environment, combating climate change, and safeguarding local ecosystems. Join us in fostering a greener Uttarakhand for present and future generations.
Impact in Numbers
- Planting goal: 100,000 trees
- Each tree fixes: 300 kg of carbon
- CO2 reduction per tree: 1,100 kg from the atmosphere
About the State
Nestling in the embrace of the Himalayas, Uttarakhand experiences a bracing climate and garnering numerous rivers in itself. However, this pristine landscape faces threats from rapid industrialization, population surges, and tourism, endangering its diverse wildlife, which includes snow leopards, mountain goats, and tigers. To safeguard this delicate ecosystem, collective action is imperative. The hilly terrain constrains farmers’ land, posing income challenges. A promising solution lies in agroforestry.
The strategic planting of fruit trees not only elevates farmers’ income but also nurtures their families with essential nutrition, thereby curbing expenditures. This ambitious initiative carries a dual purpose: bolstering forest coverage and bolstering farmers’ well-being. The allocated funds will aid tree cultivation on farmers’ and community lands alike. For every contribution, a minimum of 0.30 MT of carbon will be sequestered, yielding both ecological and economic benefits.
The selection of trees for planting is based on the needs of the area’s animals and birds. Uttarakhand boasts a diverse animal and bird population, relying on trees for sustenance and refuge. Each tree contributes to the state’s biodiversity, preserving the lives of its wildlife. With a rich array of wildlife and trees, this plantation effort aims to bolster their numbers.
Additionally, these trees will aid in mitigating soil erosion. The project’s goal is to bolster the number of trees that are currently scarce in the state. This collective effort will result in enhancing the overall green cover for Uttarakhand.
Positive Impact on Farmers
- We give high-quality saplings to farmers for planting on lands adjacent to forests, including fruit trees, timber trees, and medicinal plants.
- Farmer income to increase by 10% over a 10-year span.
- Improving economic conditions for farmers. Enabling better access to education for children and improved nutrition for families.
About the Project – Green Uttarakhand
This ongoing project aims to enhance greenery within the state. The project involves identifying sites and reaching out to farmer groups to engage them in planting trees near forest areas. Various types of high-quality seedlings, including fruit trees, timber trees, medicinal plants, and forest trees, are selected and planted on farmers’ lands. The farmers are educated about cultivation techniques, best practices, and the anticipated benefits over different timeframes. Additionally, regular expert visits monitor progress and offer guidance. Data on current farmer conditions and forest cover is recorded and stored digitally, and simultaneously updated during each visit. The project continually identifies new sites and farmer groups for broader benefits.
We apply geotagging to the trees, utilizing GPS to mark the area boundary. We gather comprehensive information about farmers along with images, directly capturing and simultaneously storing all data from the field through mobile apps. The annual carbon fixation is calculated using equations developed by experts for different species within the app and the accompanying reports. Furthermore, throughout this process, we maintain complete transparency in obtaining, storing, and analyzing the data.
We measure the impact generated by the project on both wildlife and farmers. Regular intervals see the collection of all necessary data, which is then analyzed by comparing it with previous data from the same parameters calculated a few months ago. The extent of change is assessed against the intended outcomes.
The project reports are prepared and sent to the contributors. The report covers the following
1) Trees status as on the last visit made
2) Any mortality in the trees planted
3) Carbon fixed in MT from the start of the project
4) Quantity of fruits that are being produced by the planted trees
5) Economic impact on the farmers.
6) Ecological impact created.