Greenhouses gasses in the atmosphere are causing intense heat that drastically affects the climate on our planet. Heavy industrialization, technological advancement & chemical industries releasing various harmful gasses like carbon dioxide, methane, carbon monoxide etc. are making human life difficult to live. Global warming as we all know is hugely responsible for melting glaciers, mountains, raising surface level of water bodies and depleting ozone layer are some big issues that demands plantation drives to recover this stage.
Trees absorb carbon dioxide when they develop, lessening how much greenhouse gasses in the environment and easing back environmental change. Reestablishing forests makes living space for some species, including imperiled ones that increases diversity in the forests. By sifting stormwater overflow and poisons, forests decrease flood risk and safeguard the strength of our streams. Trees forestall wind and water disintegration, impact nearby weather conditions, keep us sound and blissful, and produce numerous items that are fundamental for our regular routines.
If we end this obliteration and plant trees, we could rather pull an enormous measure of carbon dioxide out of the air and lessen our environmental impact. Fortunately, there are many organizations in the world who are conducting plantation campaigns for the recovery of greenery on the planet and solely aim to plant more and more.
Famous examples of Plantation to expand greenery
UN Convention on Climate change
The UN is constantly working on increasing afforestation by several plantation campaigns to fix the gap that is hugely wide due to regular clearing of forest for developmental purposes. These global efforts to reduce carbon emissions are largely promoted by the political policies on climate change. It’s estimated that emissions due to forests could be cut by approximately 75% by 2030 with the help of these initiatives.
250 Millions Saplings in a day through Plantation drive in India
India is amongst one of the countries who is doing exceptionally well in recovering greenery by various plantation drives regularly. Uttar Pradesh took part in the Indian plantation drive and it recorded 250 million saplings planted in a day with the aim of covering one-third of the land under forest by 2030. This plantation drive is pledged to increase forest cover across the country with the cost allocation of $6.2 billions.
The Great Green Wall
In Africa, ” The Great Green Wall ” project is initiated to recover their forest lands and to combat climate change problems. This project was initiated over a decade ago and grew to an astonishing number of 8,000 km of forest area across the width of Africa. It is believed that planting trees not just assists with combating climate problems but also helps in tackling other problems like famines, drought, migration etc.
Protected Areas Initiative
In 2020, Pakistan launched the Protected Areas Initiative to increase the green cover in Pakistan 45% by 2023. Their focus is to improve forest cover, conserve their wildlife and to combat climate changes.
Greenery by Nairobi
There are many waste related problems in Nairobi that cause negative climate changes. Several other issues like reducing forest covers, largely carbon emissions that are tackled by their local government by various plantation drives and recovering their forest covers. This project handles natural issues and neediness immediately by empowering slum youth to establish trees and bring in cash off reusing. The drive directed planting of in excess of 1,500 local trees in Ngong Street forests, including clearing weeds and supplanting seedlings that passed on from a lot of downpour.
The road young men and young ladies from Kibera and Korogocho slums have straightforwardly profited from being enabled to sell manure and recyclables.
World Economic Forum
In January 2020, the World Economic Forum announced plans to conserve, plant and regain one trillion plants across the globe. This is one of the finest commitments that has been made to recover greenery on our planet. The consequence of this work is to assist networks with overseeing forests and natural assets in a manner that is helpful to the climate. Networks must have the option to do this for the planet to make due into the future.
Reset Plantation drive
As we saw several organizations and countries working in the area of increasing greenery on our planet, OnlyGoods also came up with their initiative named “Reset Plantation Drive” which is focused on increasing biodiversity in the area.
Reset Plantation drive acted thrice till now in the area of planting more saplings : first act in October 2021 conducted successfully over 90% survival rate in Aravalli, second act in July 2022 conducted as successful attempt at transformational changes with over 95% survival rate and third act again in July 2022 conducted another plantation drive in collaboration with Brij design and pond man of India with over 95% survival rate.