HOW BAD IS IT?

In a time when Pakistan is going through major infrastructure development phase, by developing economic corridors and converting fertile lands into concrete housing societies, a dire need of Environment protection is needed. Over the period of last two decades natural environment of Rawalpindi and Islamabad alone deteriorated at an Alarming rate. Before we noticed it, most of the green belts turned into dry barren belts.

14,400

Trees have been cut down in Islamabad alone in past 5 years.

6,000

Trees will be removed from urban and
slums of Islamabad in the next 3 years.

To understand the significance of this number it’s important to see the effects of cutting down these trees.

  • The net cooling effect of 14,400 tree is equivalent to 1,44000 room-size air conditioners running 20 hours a day. (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
  • 14,400 trees provide a days supply of oxygen for 57,600 people. (NC State University)
  • 14,400 trees can absorb almost 0.7 million pounds of CO2 per year. (NC State University)
  • 1.4 Million Gallons of water can be raised by 14,400 trees and discharged into air in one day. (NC State University)

14,400 trees provide oxygen for 57,600 people everyday at the same time
absorb 0.7 Million pounds of carbon dioxide per year.

SUSTAINABLE AFFORESTATION PROJECT

I think we’re all in agreement by this point that it’s bad. With urbanization and rise in global temperatures it's only going to get worse. If we want our children to live a healthy life in our country which we all dearly love, we need to own it. We need to fix it with one tree at a time. And we are going to do it through sustainable forestation.

What does sustainable really mean?

Growing up in Pakistan we have all had our fair share of “shajarkari mohims” (plantation drives) over the years. Most of us took part in it as a school activity. But most of these plants are not there anymore these plantation drives happen every year with ‘acres of land filled with plants’ only to happen in the same acre of land next year. A tree isn’t a stone wall that you put in place and it is going to be there the years to come.

 

Sustainable plantation means to not only to plant but to take care of these trees until they are big enough to grow up on their own without any external aid.

Our mission is not ‘DONATE FOR A TREE’ our mission is is to GROW A TREE TOGETHER. We partner up with local individuals, communities, companies to help plant trees which we help grow into trees.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

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Individual

Plant a tree, help spread awareness.
Donate an hour. Join us on our next plantation drive. Become an active EWO member & help spread the word.

JOIN US
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Corporation

Plant a sustainable microforest.
Add plantation as key CSR. Work with us to plant a microforest right on your premises.

DONATE A MICROFOREST
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Educational Institute

Help create eco friendly habits.
Get a trainer to help teach children about environment, climate change & how they can help.

BOOK A TRAINER

80,000
ACRES of forests disappear from the Earth every day!

PLANTING TREES OF PAKISTAN

In the last decade we have seen private sector societies popup in every corner of the country. From small builders to Bahria town, from a cheap plot to luxury apartment complexes the one thing that all of them in common though are palm trees, imported palm trees. Half of them cannot sustain in the local environment and die the other half that survives does not provide much for the environment.

 

We have a rich variety of local trees, plants and shrubs in Pakistan which are not only cost effective but naturally occur here for the reason.

One of the objectives of EWO is to work with the private sector to increase awareness about local trees and work with them towards creating a more greener society. Which does not only look great on opening day but provides shelter and a positive greener effect after 50 years.

MIRCO FORESTS USING MIYAWAKI METHOD

Working with the private sector we want to #greenit , starting from the road banks that we saw green growing up. Moving into empty land areas inside and around our urban population.

Road banks, green belts are not large areas where we can plant a traditional forest. We will be using Miyawaki method which involved planting different types of local plants in a small area. This leads to plants coexisting by drawing vital nutrients from each other resulting in lower maintenance. In the long term such a micro forest helps return nutrients back to the soil resulting in a more rich land.