ENSYDE believes that increasing carbon sinks will be the long term insurance towards air pollution and climate change. To take an active role in mitigation, we have initiated a program to increase green cover in urban areas. Our first effort in this direction is a focused plantation drive. It is proposed that we will facilitate several such tree planting initiatives year on year. After completing one successful event in September 2019 led by a student volunteer, where 100 saplings were planted, we have initiated the second edition of Regeneratree where we will be planting 1000+ saplings in January 2020.
1. In the first of several such initiatives, ENSYDE has planted 100 saplings in Bengaluru.
2. On an average we assume that one tree would reduce 1 tonne of CO2e in its lifetime (25-30 years). Therefore, assuming a survival rate of 80%, through our 2 planting drives thusfar, we have facilitated ~800 tonnes reduction over lifetime of the plants.