SayTrees in India is a professionally run group of ordinary people extraordinarily determined to protect the environment not just by themselves, but also by sensitizing others towards the importance of environment conservation and goading them on to participate in tree-plantation campaigns. Though it started off as a weekend pursuit in 2007 now it does more than 50 tree plantation drives in 4 months of monsoon.
SayTrees spearheads a variety of initiatives including research, education, sensitization, and advocacy around the importance of environmental preservation and tree plantation. The group thrives on its vast volunteer base that runs into thousands, from young children to busy professionals, housewives, and retired citizens. Today, SayTrees organizes tree plantations and water conservation projects across several Indian cities.
SayTrees pro-actively engages in identifying potential areas for plantation, keeping in mind the biodiversity and ecological milieu of the local area. They try ensuring that the local communities reap multifold benefits; besides restoring the green cover, the trees also provide them with fruits, flowers, leaves, etc commonly used in community life.