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Olawale Olaniyan

May 5, 2016
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Hi,

It is good to see your submission this year again. It will be great to see improvement in this submission as compared to the previous one. 

Olawale (Catalyst)


Hemant Wagh

May 5, 2016
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Thanks for welcome.

Kindly let me know the improvements you expect & oblige.

Sincere Regards,

Wqaghhm


Hemant Wagh

May 14, 2016
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Religion has been a dividing as well as uniting force throughout history, although it has humanitarian core elements within it. Why not to attempt to bring into focus those elements for the collective benefits of mankind !! This theme attempts to do the same. Hence I feel the names of Swamiji, Lincoln & Martin Luther King Jr. & such names in different countries should be there to help us tap & use the religious feelings towards the purpose of bettering the climate.


Avery Resor

May 22, 2016
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Dear Hemant Wagh,

 

Thank you for submitting your proposal to the Land Use contest. I would like to remind you that you have less than a day to complete your proposal before the deadline of May 23rd. Keep up the good work and please let us know if you have any questions.

 

Best wishes,
Avery

 

Climate CoLab Land Use Fellow


Hemant Wagh

Jun 9, 2016
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Response to Judges comments1) Indian Education system has considerable autonomy. Government has always emphasized environment protection in curricula & media as well encouraged by reporting the positive extracurricular actions about environment on the part of schools. Individual schools or sections have taken up positive actions in different ways. Indian school system is a mixture of Private, aided private & government &/or local bodies run schools. Both the local bodies & governments arrange on their initiatives different activities for school children's participation in environment awareness & protection activities. So government permissions are not needed for collection of fruit seeds through the schools. Government as well as local bodies have been undertaking tree planting drives with mixed results. Schools have not been systematically involved thus far & this proposal tries to achieve this for the benefit of governmental efforts. Government & local bodies have been exhorting people to initiate on their own & join the government efforts of tree plantation throughout the country. In democracy it's the people's initiative is most important. The government would wholeheartedly welcome people's initiative in the area of tree plantation. Already individual Member of Legislative Assembly have consented to participate in seed spreading activities of  school children. Some of the seeds collected have been handed over to Local Body's Garden Department for developing saplings in their nurseries at their request.Some of the voluntary associations & foundations have evinced keen interest in participating in this activities. Talks are under way with Local Body elected chiefs at village level for spreading the fruit seeds within their village areas with positive responses.Permissions will be required to spread seeds within the government office premises' land 


Hemant Wagh

Jun 9, 2016
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It would be no great issue to get those permission from the respective heads of those offices. Children themselves can very well get those with the help from a few elders.

Any program that is imposed against the basic wishes & desires of people often risks failure. A program that arises to meet the goals of the government would always be received positively by government. In fact a Bottom to Top approach meeting the Top to Bottom approach halfway would always succeed. the synergy of, the convergence of goals would always ensure it.


Hemant Wagh

Jun 10, 2016
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Subject: Judging Results on your Proposal Swami Vivekananda Fruit-Trees Expansion Mission for environment adaptation 

Thank you for participating in the 2016 Climate CoLab's Adaptation contest, and for the time you spent in creating your entry. The Judges have strongly considered your proposal, and have chosen to not advance it as a Semi-Finalist for this contest. We, the Judges and contest Fellows, are truly grateful for your contribution to the Climate CoLab and for your commitment to address climate change. We encourage you to keep developing your work and to submit it into future contests. We very much hope you will stay involved in the Climate CoLab community. Please support and comment on other proposals on the platform and continue to submit your ideas into our contests. If you have questions, please contact the Climate CoLab staff at admin@climatecolab.org Keep up the great work. And thank you again for being a part of this mission to harness the world's collective efforts to develop and share innovative climate change solutions. Additional comments: Very practical approach. The GHG emissions reduction from rotting seeds is not compelling, but the sequestration from trees is very compelling. This obviously has to be a "think globally, act locally" type of program, because of biodiversity, invasive species, local tastes, etc. The religion angle could be a help for program rollout or a hindrance to rollout in secular schools/societies. This is a noble endeavour but, unfortunately, untenable. Tree planting campaigns in developing countries, even those spearheaded by the local forest department, have not achieved their objectives due to lack of resources and commitment. All the best 2016 Climate CoLab Judges

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Hemant Wagh

Jun 10, 2016
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The initiative by students & absence of need for great amount of monetary & other resources as well as inspiration from Kalam, Vinoba Bhave & Swami Vivekananda would ensure success.


Hemant Wagh

Jun 10, 2016
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survival of planted trees has been a difficulty experienced by Indian tree plantation programs, this is because of lack of hardiness of these plants. Spreading seeds & letting the hardier, sturdier varieties emerge is a better option & would help both in short & long term.


Hemant Wagh

Jun 10, 2016
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survival of planted trees has been a difficulty experienced by Indian tree plantation programs, this is because of lack of hardiness of these plants. Spreading seeds & letting the hardier, sturdier varieties emerge is a better option & would help both in short & long term.


Hemant Wagh

Jun 10, 2016
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survival of planted trees has been a difficulty experienced by Indian tree plantation programs, this is because of lack of hardiness of these plants. Spreading seeds & letting the hardier, sturdier varieties emerge is a better option & would help both in short & long term.


Hemant Wagh

Jun 10, 2016
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Those who are reluctant to utilize the inspiring names like Vivekananda, Vinoba Bhave, Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr. & many others are free to implement it without any names attached !! Who binds them to choose the name/s suggested by me !! It's the choice of people & not that of an individual like me or any other. I can just suggest but impose not !!

Thanks.


Hemant Wagh

Jun 11, 2016
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Article explaining & requesting participation in "Swami Vivekananda Fruit-trees Expansion Mission" published in Marathi daily Tarun Bharat dated June 11, 2016 on page 5 facing the editorial  page. Publications about this theme in different newspapers in different languages in India is being organized . This will help reach both the government & people. Media & other platforms & channels will help spread this theme widely.


Hemant Wagh

Jun 14, 2016
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Part of seeds may be given to correctional institutions for the inmates to grow saplings & plant those at places indicated by authorities of institutions.


Hemant Wagh

Jun 14, 2016
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Hemant Wagh

Jun 14, 2016
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Hemant Wagh

Jun 14, 2016
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Link to Vinoba Bhave's comments on Swami Vivekananda is below.

 

http://www.swamivivekanandaquotes.org/2014/04/vinoba-bhave-swami-vivekananda.html


Hemant Wagh

Jun 15, 2016
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One local body issues nursery saplings free but after one year imposes penalty for lost plants & this has discouraged people from taking their saplings for plantation. Loss of nursery grown plants, a problem needing solution, can very well be addressed by spreading fruit-seeds as this would help emergence of hardier sturdier species.


Hemant Wagh

Jun 16, 2016
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High mortality & Lower Survival of nursery derived saplings when planted in open natural places is an important difficulty faced everywhere. Fruit-Seeds-spreading which mimics natural processes in a more refined way will be helpful in tackling this issue. Below is link to an article discussing this issue (albeit without the seed spreading idea).

 

  


Hemant Wagh

Jun 16, 2016
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http://www.forestry.gov.uk/pdf/Trees-people-and-the-buit-environment_Hirons.pdf/$FILE/Trees-people-and-the-buit-environment_Hirons.pdf

 

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Hemant Wagh

Jun 18, 2016
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Bawden and Carroll (1968) estimated that about 50 million trees had been planted in a range of pro­grammes, but only about 10% had survived.


Hemant Wagh

Jun 23, 2016
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At KP province of Pakistan, "villagers were unhappy. They had only been paid after a delay of several months, which had caused considerable consternation. “We missed the spring plantation season as we were not paid in time,” said one disgruntled villager. They also wanted fruit and flower trees instead of Chir pine saplings as this could provide them with some income in this underdeveloped region."


Hemant Wagh

Jul 8, 2016
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Re-appropriation of humanitarian values dormant in all the religions for betterment of environment is need of this period. 


Hemant Wagh

Jul 8, 2016
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Part of collected seeds may be given to correctional institutions for the inmates to grow saplings & plant those at places indicated by authorities of institutions. The saplings grown by inmates of correctional institutions may as well be given back to students for planting at places of their choice.


Dimoir Quaw

Jul 26, 2016
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Hello Hemant,

I've voted for your interesting proposal!

Is it feasible for the non-plantable vegetation to be burnt as biomass?

https://www.climatecolab.org/contests/2016/energy-supply/c/proposal/1316801

If so, land use can also be suitable for energy production as a bi-product. Please feel free to vote for my proposal if interested!

Best regards,

Dimoir


Hemant Wagh

Aug 31, 2016
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Hello Everyone,

Please find below the link to a brief youtube video about this proposal 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3u-AqwAuGU

Thanks & Sincere Regards,


Hemant Wagh

Aug 31, 2016
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       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3u-AqwAuGU


Hemant Wagh

Jul 27, 2019
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Happy to inform you all that a 300 word short story has bagged First Prize in stories for children category in a competition organized by Maharashtra State Institute for Marathi Language Development. Story was written with the aim of involving children in "Save Fruit Seeds and Grow Fruit Trees Everywhere" activity.