Harvi Patel, young youth of India, inspiring NGOs of the Nation through
the creative initiative of one million plantation initiative with United First.
Harvi Patel, 16 year old girl educating in Sattva Vikas School has taken a
part in planting 1 million trees in 10 days. 10,000 plants each day. Doing
something for nature is the most wonderful thing i ever thought to do…
Still want to do more something for nature. Look deep into nature, and
then you will understand everything better.”There’s nothing wrong with
having a tree as a friend.”-Bob Ross.
Two Movements in INDIA which we appreciated by 15 states and 2 UT:
1. Plantable Pencil Movement
The idea that a pencil stub can be planted
when it’s too short to write with is amazing. This gives it a new lease on
life, instead of being thrown away, the pencil becomes a symbol of
sustainability. Sustainability means using natural resources in a way that
we could keep doing for a long time. We can be more sustainable by
reducing our use of natural resources. The use of this pencil doesn’t
end when it is reduced to a stub, instead, a new life begins in the way of
a plant. It is important that we give back to Earth. I believe it is important
to do your bit to help make the world a greener, cleaner & better place
Most pencils, once sharpened down to a stub, serve no further use. A
solution to combat this waste is a pencil with a water-activated seed
capsule which can be planted when it becomes too short to use. It costs
just INR 10 for this unique pencil. What is a writing utensil will now also
grow into a plant !! The aim is to plant over 2 Million Plantable Pencils in
the coming year. They usually germinate in about two weeks.
2. JAPANESE Miyawaki Method:
The method involves planting two to four trees per square metre. Miyawaki forests grow in two to three years and are self-sustaining. They help lower
temperatures in concrete heat islands, reduce air and noise pollution, attract local birds and insects, and create carbon sinks. “The method advocates the
planting of diverse native species, thereby bringing in more biodiversity in comparison to monoclonal plantations.”
Many world peace ambassadors, ministers and social activist are joining and supporting the cause. This is the first initiative of one of its kind in India.
Founder of United First, Sajan Shah who is a youngest motivational speaker of India says, Young people like Harvi are the key example of youth with moral and social responsibilities.