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Create a post and share the charter and background of your organization, a summary of your work, and directions you are pursuing that need funding without short term project goals and focus. Please also describe what efforts your team may be spending on this and what outcomes or progress you would like to see during the next 3 year period from these efforts.



We at Team Hasiru have been continuously focusing on developing strategic urban lungspaces and also protection of existing greenery. We empower youth volunteers in Lake side plantations, in city plantations, forest cleanathons, re-greening on the outskirts of forests, usually prone to encroachments and creating mindful awareness among the general public!
Team Hasiru is a registered public charitable trust headquartered in Bangalore City, Registered in 2019.
We are a young organisation with a mammoth will to fight climate change with the power of youth.
We are currently undertaking programs such as 1 million tree plantation by 2022, seed bombing in strategic forest fire prone regions, increasing water table levels in and around the city, we also wish to focus on creating mini urban forests to act as carbon sinks, thereby contributing to the overall fight against climate change.
We are a small and humble team requesting your mammoth Support in this endeavour.
We have envisioned growth of numerous bio diverse zones (considering Bangalore as a pilot city for the greening project) and create local job opportunities and mindful awareness parallelly. Also the return of native bird and small animal species to their once-was natural habitat and create a positive Society for all. This would be our 3 year plan and commitment.
Our team is also working on a piece of technology to protect existing greenery, about which we could discuss further.
Will be awaiting your kind response!

Chirag S Rao
Founder Trustee,
Team Hasiru

[email protected]

Charter and background of TrekNomads Foundation:

We at TrekNomads Foundation, are passionate about bringing positive change to the remote mountain villages and surrounding ecosystems. We are also working on building sustainable and eco-friendly practices to fight climate change. We started as a trekking community in 2016. We realised that the remote mountain villages which are nearer to the forests are in dire need of help. With an average income of <Rs 2,500 per month, these villages mostly rely only on tourism as a source of income. Hence, they have no incentives/mechanism to stop the tourists/trekkers by spoiling the ecosystem around them. Typically, trekkers/tourists - knowingly/unknowingly create a lot of damage to the ecosystem in these places. There are no proper garbage disposal systems, hence the plastics are thrown on the trail. The plastic trash left behind becomes a part of the trail and slowly start destroying the ecosystem. The wild animals living around the trail starts consuming this trash, which is extremely hazardous to their health.

Summary of our work in the past

Over the last 3.5 years, we have worked on the following projects.

  1. Trail cleanup drives (From 2016) - 50+ Trails cleaned, 1,000+ Kgs of garbage collected and disposed of, 350+ community member participated
  2. Clean Kakabe River Initiative (From 2018) - Drove a joint effort in association with Kakabbe Tourism Forum members and Highlanders Club to clean up the Kakkabbe river in Kodagu district which was polluted due to excessive flooding. We also maintain 1 km stretch of the trail towards Tala Cauvery route. (160 Volunteers, 6.5 Tons of trash collected)
  3. Nanami Gange Initiative (From 2019)- We are associated with Operation Ganga under Namami Gange by Territorial Army’s Ecological Task Force wing. Helping them in planting seed balls across all the regions to counter deforestation. The initiative also addresses the serious concern of deforestation. In an ongoing effort to do our best to tackle this challenge, we have started planting seed balls in all our treks in all regions.
  4. Helping sell local produce(From 2016) - Helped sell coffee, pepper, ginger, honey and other local produce to the community members.
  5. Direct Employment Opportunities (From 2016)- As part of our trekking initiatives, we do not partner with intermediary tour operators who take the bulk of the earnings from the local. We directly partner with and employ the locals for homestays, guides, porters and cooks to provide earning opportunities to the villagers. We have taken around 1,500+ trekkers on around 200+ treks for the last 3 years - creating direct livelihood opportunities.
  6. Disaster Assistance -

6.1. Mission Rebuilding Kodagu (after 2018 floods) - Rs 2 Lakhs distributed, helped 12 families, sponsored 10 orphan students for a month
6.2. Nomads against Corona (April-June 2020)- We introduced Nomads Against Corona, a campaign that aims at helping our on-ground staff sustain financially through the COVID-19 pandemic. Nomads could either make a donation and solve the immediate challenge of cash crunch or book a trek in advance and ensure future employment of our local staff. (Rs 1 Lakh raised, supported 10 families for 3 months) Link for staff videos - https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=249281209684039

Future Plans:

We plan to focus on following initiatives in next 3 years:

  1. Reforestation Drives through community efforts, Seed Balls with the help of Ecological Task Force of Indian Territorial Army
  2. River, Rivulet, pond clean up drives, directly and with the help of local communities
  3. Trail Clean up drives - Adopting trails, installing garbage boxes, segregation and disposal of waste with local community participation
  4. Build a website and delivery mechanism to sell local produce directly to the consumers. Direct selling through social media portals.
  5. Provide basic healthcare facilities at remote villages - In at least 30+ remote villages in Karnataka, Uttrakhand and North East
  6. Microfinance for the local small entrepreneurs, farmers, identified higher education and sports aspirants

We are actively looking for support from community members, organizations and society in large to help us achieve our objectives.

Please reach out to us at +91 9743994490 | [email protected].

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I Love What you guys are attempting. @girishjathar do take a look at their work.

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When you guys plan to start selling local produce, do let me know. We have access to like minded folks in Delhi, Pune, and Bhopal. Thanks

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Thank you for your support. We are looking to scale our initiatives and looking for a lot of support from likeminded individuals and organisations.

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Definitely, we will be in touch.

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If you plan to do Eco friendly school Trips for kids and want connects in Bhopal, do let me know. Thanks

Awesome , looking forward

Currently we do trips mostly in Karnataka Western Ghats and Himalayas. We do not have operations in MP. We will let you know if we start in that region.

@girishjathar has super connects in north east and some in Himachal. Him and I are setting up “community” connects and working on community driven tourism (in lieu of his experience with WoTR). Imagine: almost home stay kind of village community driven tourism in at least 10 states and their produce exchanged via hand picked individuals. He is in Sikkim now and hence sporadic here, but in case you want to have some conversation around this, we will be thrilled. Right now Girish is working on Niche Bird Watching tourism in North East but we will slowly expand on it.

Hello Rainmatter Team,

Fasal - Grow More, Grow Better™ (https://fasal.co/) is an IoT based AI-powered intelligence platform for horticulture crops. It captures real-time data on conditions from on-farm sensors to deliver farm-specific, crop-specific and crop-stage specific actionable recommendations to farmers via mobile phones in vernacular languages through Fasal App (iOS, Android, Tablet, and web).

India is the second largest fruits and vegetable producer in the world with a market size of 311.71 million tonnes, however, it is noted that Indian agriculture is still in the state of backwardness, the per capita productivity in agriculture is less and has lot of issues like excess of irrigation, lack of water for irrigation, many a times young farmers are not able to understand what pesticides and fertilizers to use and how much to use. Fasal has tapped into the $3.4 Bn precision agri and farm management market and built a world-class solution for core problems for horticulture farmers: guesswork in decision making, poor utilisation of resources and improper irrigation and management of diseases/pests. Problems pertaining to pruning, sowing, spraying, fertilization, irrigation, harvesting, crop sale and all other activities can be managed with the help of Fasal. We help farmers by directly addressing below mentioned areas:

  • Get real-time alerts about crop, soil and weather conditions to make adjustments to reach optimal growth conditions.
  • Manage precise irrigation for better crop yield and quality.
  • Save crops from deadly pests and diseases by early prediction.
  • Save input cost and enhance crop quality to get better market price.
  • Track finances & input usage.
  • Manage production & field activities.
  • Have a detailed overview of farm inventory and weather conditions.
  • Knowledge base of best-practice production processes for horticulture crops.
  • Powerful reporting and analytics available with a single click.
  • Daily, weekly and monthly finance reports to help you stay on top.

Our innovative solution is based on this simple idea i.e to remove guess work from farming. We offer solutions which help horticulture farmers make data-driven, logical decisions and shift farming to autopilot mode with the help of our devices that can be deployed on farms under five minutes, without any assistance from our team.

Fasal has launched FASAL WATER CREDIT ™ to encourage its farmers to save water and money with sustainable farming practices. Globally 70% of the total freshwater is used for agriculture. And in fact India leads the world in annual agriculture water withdrawals. India withdrew a total of 761 billion metre cube of water (latest data available in FAO, 2016a), out of which the agriculture water withdrawal was a staggering 688 billion metre cube. That’s about 90.4% water being consumed for agriculture in India. Farmers also over irrigate their crops which results in the decreased yield and loss of quality.

Right now, the irrigation is dependent upon the guesswork of the farmers. Soil may look dry on the top level but retains water at the root zone causing farmers to over irrigate. Fasal brings “optimal irrigation” in action by eliminating guesswork and using a “Data-Driven” approach, in result, leading to better quality and an increase in crop yield by upto 40%. Fasal IoT device provides numerous field-level parameters right in the palms 24x7x365; keeping an hourly track of the water tension at the primary rootzone and if the water level exceeds the predefined level, the system triggers action for farmers through the Fasal app.

Fasal is constantly innovating and building technology to help farmers make data driven and informed decisions. We are also working on crop health assessment using satellite imagery and remote sensing with the vision to bring visible and sustainable change to the ecosystem. We are also working devotedly towards sustainable development goals of India in agriculture like reducing the usage of non-renewable fuel sources, improvement in the soil health with less usage of fertilizers and the good health and well being of the consumers reducing the pesticide usage up to 60% and increase yield upto 40% to meet the zero hunger goal.



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Krunal this sounds amazing. Can you send me these numbers please?

1.) various products and services
2.) cost of each of them
3.) adoption rate from farmers
4.) field data in lieu of impact
5.) case studies where “water” was actually conserved

Thank you Sir

Teach For Green:

Do you guys know of Durga Devi Charitable Trust and the work they are doing in High Stress areas with Girl students? They work in Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and I think North Karnataka

Ashok Mittal and Richa Mittal are interesting folks from the trust.

Take care

So I have just resigned as Director / Co-Founder of Sumiran Ecological Foundation and worked on natural resource management, food production, and Eco tourism. I had just started work on nature centric school.

We broke even, but the metrics which mattered to us went for a toss. Currently am working on Ni Labs and am looking for a grant for a year to do my own homework, without jumping into another start up to solve relevant problems.

Looking for someone to fund me for a year: about 25k/ month.

Would love to connect with someone who wants to work with a good intended person, before starting a new venture and who has a solid and diverse track record.

Like I keep saying, this is a 150 year effort and spirits too need money to keep themselves burning.

As a side note, I will be attending South East Asia Leadership Academy in Malaysia later this year, to look for connects in Asia to transcend efforts beyond Indian boundaries.


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Is there an email on which I can connect you with them, after taking their permission? Albeit, they do have a web presence in case you want to reach out on your own. Thanks

Yes sure. It would help us if you could connect us with the.
We did go through their website but it would be help us even more if you could help us as well.
Our Email is
[email protected]

Team Teach For Green

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Charter and Background of Teach For Green:

Teach For Green has been operational on the ground for the past 4 consecutive years and aims to bridge the gap between lack of environmental knowledge and the necessary actions that need to be taken up by the communities towards such environmental issues through experiential learning. We believe that learning should add value in real-life experiences rather than only achieving academic success. We consider schools as innovation centers which has the potential to catalase the social change. Our educational approach curriculum aligns with school curriculum and adds experiences to the knowledge gained. With our activity-based pedagogy made especially for environmental related topics, it provides a fresh perspective and helps in connecting the students with their surroundings for and with a better understanding. This can also lead to a cascade of change spreading towards people and communities. We work with teachers by conducting training sessions to give them the required ability to start such a change.

We work to create consciousness on the importance of the environment we surround ourselves with which basically includes spreading awareness on green energy, waste management, water management, water conservation, and adopting more sustainable practices for a healthy surrounding for the upcoming generation and the impacts it would create in the upcoming years.


We, as an organization envisions a community or world where every individual along with the communities are environmentally conscious about every action they take and how it impacts the environment, adopt and practice sustainable living, driven by their ethics and values.


Our mission is to build a movement of community leaders to adopt and adapt various practices for environmental sustainability. We instill curiosity and encourage self-reliance in individuals for a better community.

Summary of our work in the past:

Delhi government schools project (from 2017) - We started our ‘Green School Green Community Program’ piloting our curriculum in the urban context. This guided us to work with learners in the urban area and finding out various sustainability approaches in urban areas. This also gave the insight to tackle various problems with the collaborative work of various stakeholders.

Uttarakhand government schools project (from 2018)- Uttarakhand is facing a tremendous loss for the sake of development. This has led to intensified forest fires leading to deforestation causing greater economic loss, the glaciers melting rapidly and sea level rising while on the other side of the spectrum water scarcity in the dry season. There is a severe rise in plastic wastage as well in smaller towns because of tourism. We aim to identify the various flora and fauna and their importance, followed by their role in the food chain, the Himalayan ecosystem, and explaining their relationship to the communities and students.

Rajasthan government schools project (from 2017) - Working in Rajasthan gave us a community understanding between rural and urban communities. We made our curriculum in a rural context around the Khetri block of the Jhunjhunu district. We also created five model schools whose major focus was on kitchen gardens, nutrients, healthcare, and sanitation/hygiene. These schools are taking our curriculum and helping the nearby schools in the experiential learning.

Jharkhand government schools project (from 2020)- Jharkhand is a 70% forest area with most of the people belonging to the tribal communities. Our program there is to help and work with the communities and how they can adopt sustainable practices and build togetherness with each other. It also tries to understand and implement ways towards climatic change and environmental problems associated with it.

Different successful campaign (from 2017)- We have had to opportunity to organize many campaigns on various environmental issues such as air pollution, single-use plastic-free drive, and creating green spaces in its place. Our focus is mostly on engaging youth and the community members by bringing them together and how to adopt green spaces by taking the necessary steps and changing their lifestyles on the household level.

Different day’s celebration (from 2017)- In the last 3 years, we have focused on celebrating different environmental days where our chief aim was to showcase our models and put forward our case studies to a broader community network where we worked. This also helps in engaging schools, speakers, organizations to come together on a single platform to exchange their knowledge with each other and learn.

Participation in different competitions and conferences (from 2017)- Through our network connection through interventions in schools and community, students took part in many state and national level competitions and programs such as Ashoka Youth Program, District level Science Program, National level Science Programs, etc. to showcase and solve local problems through creating several models such as solar working models and organizing drives. We have also organized and took part in several seminars and conferences on climate change issues.

We believe to create a change in the value of students and society towards the environment.

  • Creating several model schools in various communities to further build a network adopting sustainable practices and cascade a chain of change.
  • Forming model communities/ villages where sustainability practices are adopted to create a positive impact on the environment.
  • Implementing our ‘Green School Green Community’ program in 30 more schools and 30 more communities in Jharkhand, engaging six more fellows in the process.
  • We plan to strengthen the present education system by providing training to teachers in association with the District Institute of Educational and Training.
  • Creating 50 community changemakers on environmental sustainability and adding 50 more schools.
  • Community driven campaigns on their local issues to build their engagement and participation to reach sustainability.
  • By providing children access to knowledge through the internet by developing applications and social media platforms like Instagram, WhatsApp, YouTube which provide videos and written content, in one place, gives us the satisfaction of spreading knowledge in every part.

Team Teach For Green
[email protected]