SayTrees Environmental Trust

Promotes environmental conservation and tree plantation to create a greener future

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  • Silver Certified 2023
  • FCRA
  • 80G
  • 12A
  • CSR-1
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About

  • Headquarters

    Bangalore, Karnataka

  • Since

    2013

SayTrees Environmental Trust, formed by a passionate group of individuals, is dedicated to protecting the environment and raising awareness about the Read moreimportance of conservation. Through tree-plantation campaigns, the organisation aims to restore the green cover and engage local communities in reaping the benefits of a healthier environment. With thousands of volunteers, including children, professionals, homemakers, and retirees, Say Trees conducts over 50 tree plantation drives during the monsoon season. Its initiatives extend beyond tree planting and encompass research, education, sensitization, and advocacy for environmental preservation. By identifying potential areas for plantation and considering local biodiversity, Say Trees strives to create a sustainable and fruitful ecosystem for communities. The mission of Say Trees is to empower individuals to contribute to nature and live in a healthier environment. Through its efforts, it inspires citizens to dedicate a few hours on weekends to make their cities greener. Over the years, Say Trees has made significant progress in changing the landscape of Bangalore, fostering a vibrant community of tree lovers. However, it envisions expanding its reach to more cities and involving corporate teams to amplify the scale and impact of its endeavours.

Impact

Over the past 11 years, SayTrees, with the dedicated contributions of 32,072 volunteers, has planted an astounding 24 lakh saplings across fifteen states. They've also rejuvenated nine vital water bodies and 24 open wells, replenishing the environment with an astonishing 1400 million liters of precious water. Moreover, their commitment extends to supporting 5000+ farmer households covering 5000+ hectares of degraded lands by providing them with more than 15 lakh fruit saplings, improving both livelihoods and the local ecosystem.

Programs

  • Urban Afforestation Programmes

    The Trust takes up tree plantation in different areas using various plantation methods including the Miyawaki method. Through the intervention, fallow tracts of land and water bodies are well-greened.

  • Miyawaki Forests Programme

    The Say Trees Environmental Trust has implemented the Miyawaki Forest programme, utilizing the effective Miyawaki method for dense forest creation. With the alarming reduction of forest cover and the rapid destruction of century-old trees, this irreversible loss calls for urgent action. The Miyawaki method offers a solution by enabling the rapid restoration of green cover. Through this method, saplings grow ten times faster, resulting in forests that are thirty times denser. In just two years, the unimaginable growth of these forests becomes a reality. By establishing small patches of forests in various locations within cities, the Miyawaki forest programme serves as a vital carbon sink, countering the concrete jungles that urban areas are becoming.

  • Agroforestry - Climate Proofing Farm Livelihoods

    Restoration of degraded farmlands and enhancement of livelihoods through agroforestry

  • Water Conservation Programme

    SayTrees Environmental Trust is actively engaged in water conservation efforts, specifically focused on the rejuvenation of lakes and water bodies. Recognizing the crucial role lakes play in our ecosystem, the organisation emphasizes the environmental benefits they offer, as well as their impact on our overall well-being and economic prosperity. By functioning as natural reservoirs, lakes help mitigate the effects of floods and droughts by storing and releasing water as needed. Moreover, they contribute to the replenishment of groundwater, improve the water quality of downstream watercourses, and provide vital habitat for diverse forms of wildlife. Through its water conservation initiatives, Say Trees aims to safeguard and restore the health of lakes, benefiting both the environment and communities at large.

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Impact Metrics

  • Total Number of Saplings Planted

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2013-14 10324
    • 2014-15 21108
    • 2015-16 46093
    • 2016-17 98819
    • 2017-18 79876
  • Saplings Planted in Miyawaki Plantation

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2015-16 2000
    • 2017-18 9500
    • 2018-19 30165
    • 2019-20 104915
  • Saplings Planted

    Year-wise Metrics
  • Practices Followed Towards Regenerative Agricultural Practices

    Year-wise Metrics
  • Hectares of Farmlands Brought Under Multi-Layer Agroforestry Practices

    Program Name

    Agroforestry - Climate Proofing Farm Livelihoods

    Year-wise Metrics

Leadership Team

  • Kapil Sharma

    Founder and CEO

  • Durgesh A

    Head - Programs and Partnerships

  • Saranya S

    Head - Corporate Communications and Monitoring

  • Mahidhar Reddy S

    Head - Rural Programs

  • Shashank Sharma

    Head - Maharashtra and Procurements

  • Nitin Nath

    Lead - North India

  • Varun Batra

    Manager - Programs and Partnerships

Registration Details

  • PAN Card

    AAMTS8900M

  • Registration ID

    BNG(U)BGR/26/2013-2014

  • VO ID / Darpan ID

    KA/2017/0160468

  • 12A

    AAMTS8900ME20214

  • 80G

    AAMTS8900MF20214

  • FCRA

    094421697

  • CSR Registration Number

    CSR00000702

Location

Headquarters

C-503, Concorde Midway City Apartment, Basapura Road, Near Hosa Road Junction, Hosur Road, Bangalore, 560100

Other Details

  • Type & Sub Type

    Non-profit
    Trust

  • Employees

    51-100

Financial Details

 Income / Expenses
  • 2017-18

    Income
    Rs.22,752,662
    Expenses
    Rs.22,752,662
    Admin Expenses
    Rs.12,639,698
    Program Expenses
    Rs.10,112,964
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  • 2018-19

    Income
    Rs.32,122,521
    Expenses
    Rs.32,122,521
    Admin Expenses
    Rs.3,335,131
    Program Expenses
    Rs.28,787,390
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  • 2019-20

    Income
    Rs.117,921,271
    Expenses
    Rs.117,921,271
    Admin Expenses
    Rs.8,974,516
    Program Expenses
    Rs.108,946,755
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  • 2021-22

    Income
    Rs.169,461,582
    Expenses
    Rs.169,461,581
    Admin Expenses
    Rs.27,113,853
    Program Expenses
    Rs.142,347,728
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