Green Udaipur

Our city is loved by many both in India and outside.
Imagine Delhi in peak winter – what comes to your mind? A grey, cold, smog filled atmosphere. The bitter cold seeps into your bones. Why? The warmth of the sun is nowhere to be felt.

This is what London was like, a less than a hundred years ago. To bring back the warmth of the sun, they banned the use of coal and wood burning fires even at the height of winter. People must have frozen!

Our city is loved by many both in India and outside. By making Udaipur green together, we are trying to ensure that it stays that way. So that anyone who comes to Udaipur or lives here continues to enjoy the beauty of our city and its people.

Jagruk Naagrik

10 लाख वृक्ष उदयपुर के नागरिकों द्वारा, उदयपुर के नागरिकों के लिए एक परियोजना है। 10 लाख वृक्ष सिर्फ वृक्षारोपण की परियोजना नहीं है। हम चाहतें हैं कि समाज ऐसा बने कि सब एक दूसरे का ध्यान रखें, एक दूसरे की मुश्किलें सुनें और समझें फिर मदद करें। यह पहल उदयपुर के भविष्य में एक बहुत बड़ा बदलाव ला सकती है। यदि सारा समुदाय एक जुट हो जाए तो उदयपुर और ज्यादा हरा भरा हो जायेगा। हम मानते हैं कि पर्यावरण और मनुष्य एक सम्पूर्ण इकाई के ही दो हिस्से है। यह भाव 10 लाख वृक्ष का एक स्रोत है, और यह परियोजना एक उत्प्रेरक है।

यह एक कोशिश है कि लोग अपने आस पास के इलाके से सचेत रहें और उसकी जिम्मेदारी लें। हम में से प्रत्येक पौधों को न केवल लगा कर वृक्ष बनने तक उनकी देख रेख करके अपना योगदान दे सकता है। इसके अलावा सूचनाओं के आदान प्रदान से भी हम मदद दे सकते है ।

Strong society

Change and challenges will come, if we are connected with one another, we will be strong and our communities will survive better. Therefore we will be more resilient.

A really cool person did some research in this area in the early 20th century (more than a 100 years ago). His name was Peter Kropotkin. Kropotkin became enamoured with mutual aid after reading an 1880 lecture on the subject by the celebrated zoologist Karl Kessler.
Like other Russian naturalists at the time, Kessler didn’t deny the struggle for existence, but his own fieldwork in harsh and sparsely populated regions of the Russian empire strongly suggested that ‘the progressive development of the animal kingdom, and especially of mankind, is favoured much more by mutual support than by mutual struggle’.

This means we must all:
Connect to each other, ask for and give help Have the courage to adapt to change Take responsibility for ourselves, our neighbours and our city

Resilience is first and foremost a series of habits. What behaviour do we go to when things are tough? We go to our “default behaviours” or habits. Sometimes we may need to change these habits to those that will make us more resilient. So what are the new habits we need to build? And how will we build them through 10 lakh vriksh?

I take responsibility:

I find a way to pick up the plants and a place to plant them.
I come to Jungle to pick up my plants – to become a part of the community.I will take responsibility to load and unload required plant saplings in vehicle I invest in the tree guards and the time it takes to nurture the saplings.

I am responsible for planting my sapling; I get the tools; I dig the hole; and I remember to water my plant.
I can take discomfort to do something important.
I will need to do something new– take responsibility for my sapling. This can be scary so I will build courage.
I look for and give help and share what I know.
I upload plant updates onto the app, to inspire others and share progress.

I encourage others to take part and help them find the courage and time to do so.You talk to others about planting and looking after saplings and encourage them to plant.

Resilience is the ability to do these slightly hard things, especially in tough times. And to have the resilience in tough times, we need to practice when times are not so tough. We need to remember that the effort and “inconvenience” we are asking to invest is an essential part of the change we want.