PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN BY GLOBAL GREEN SINCE 2004.

1. KORANGI INDUSTRIAL AREA, KARACHI, 2004-2007. Global Green initiated its first plantation drive in the Korangi Industrial Area of Karachi and its residential colonies in the monsoon of 2004, after having undertaken sporadic plantations in the area. It targetted road-sides, cafes, workshops and schools. However, most successful were schools, and extremely limited success was witnessed in road-side plantation. The success generated by schools was due to the enthusiasm of children as regards the environment and especially in planting trees. What caught the eye of children were fruit trees! These were in constant demand as children began planting for the Organization in the entire area using help from their own family members to ensure success in plantation. The excercise became very positive and the entire area was specifically planted using fruit trees. Fruit tree plantation was seen by many houses as a welcome addition to food supplementation. Children experienced a sense of ownership of the trees and eagerly took care of those planted by them. A major share of the trees were planted inside households as were many outside boundaries but within the ownership of the residents of those houses. This plantation drive continued for 3 years in Monsoons and during Spring, ending in 2007.

2. DARSANO CHANNO, 2010. Here the Organization planted fruit trees in households in the village, a suburb of Karachi, in a plantation drive that again included children of the area. However female members of households also eagerly participated and many fruit trees again were planted. In addition to the village, fruit trees were provided to 2 land owners that were planted on their lands. Chikoo trees planted on one of the smaller holdings, developed into a large orchard augmenting the owners earnings.

3. MINGORA & LODUR SHARIF, SWAT, KPK, 2009. Plantation here continued for a time well into the period of the army intervention to flush out militants disturbing the area. Plantation in the area was of pine and fir. A large volume of saplings were donated to Global Green by an NGO that had left the valley during the disturbances. These 45,000 saplings were all planted by the Organization in Mingora and Saidu Sharif and distributed to locals in Lodur Sharif to the north. The campaign was highly successful given that it did not let up during the army operation being carried out at the time.

4. PAKISTAN STEEL MILLS/VICINITY, 2007. The plantation campaign here was limited to regular trees in the vicinity of the steel mills, and dte palms to a factory premises within the limits of the steel mills. That effort proved utterly fruitless as locals who had promised follow ups and care, did not meet their end of the campaign. Consequently possibly all the trees planted in the 2 areas perished. This effort was not repeated as the same result may have been obtained again.

5. GILGIT, GILGIT-BALTISTAN, 2007-2009. Here Global Green planted a large number of fruit trees on an extremely large piece of land having its own spring, owned by locals who were known to the Organization. The place was to be used as a nursery for plantation as well as sale in the city and its vicinity later on. This would have provided resources to the Organization helping the Gilgit Centre remain feasible since it rests in a distant region bordering China. However, that initiative did not bear fruit as the incharge of the plot had other plans not in line with Global Green's own objectives and understanding with the owners. The plantation in the plot, however, remained successful, and possibly reaps dividends for its owners. The Gilgit-Baltistan region is now managed by a Chief Organizer who has planned massive plantation drives for Spring, 2016, and beyond. Schools in the city are targeted for environment awareness programs and student plantation drives.

6. FRUIT TREE PLANTATION IN MALIR GARRISON, KARACHI, 2013. Here Global Green provided mango trees imported from Punjab province and the same were transported by the army to the garrison and plantation was carried out by their own horticulture department. However the effort was not a complete success as the saplings did not all survive the weather conditions of the Sindh province. In other times saplings imported from Punjab survive in Sindh depending upon the fruit being planted. The Organization has now planned provision of local fruit trees to the garrison this Monsoon season, 2015.

7. MULTAN FRUIT-TREE PLANTATION IN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, 2012-2013. Global Green initially planted saplings in a few of the town's educational institutions, foremost being Epson College and Bahauddin Zakariya University. This was followed by further plantation in other schools and even at one of the famous shrines of Multan. Plantation continues regularly in Multan and saplings are also provided wherever needed. A nursery is being run and another larger one is planned in the city to cater to greater quantities of saplings required.

8. TREE PLANTATION DRIVES, KARACHI, 2014-TO THE PRESENT. Global Green has regularly been planting saplings, a good percentage being fruit-trees, in educational institutions/schools, parks, mosques and graveyards, and even road sides in Karachi, sometimes in partnership with others. This campaign is on a continuing basis and is year round. Global Green in concert with the Clifton Cantonment Board, Karachi, the District Administration, Karachi South, is also planting within their limits, as well as planning future drives. The Organization runs a small nursery in Karachi, receives saplings from local nurseries, and is now planning a big nursery for itself in the city in the very near future as a policy shift now places emphasis on substantial plantation in Karachi and its vicinity. The city of Karachi, the largest in Pakistan, with an estimated population of around 25 million experienced the hottest summer in its history with temperatures runing 5 degrees celcius above average summer temperatures, badly disturbing life in the city and putting its meagre electricity supply under even greater pressure. An earlier nursery located in a members's farm in Malir, Karachi, used to provide a substantial portion of the saplings for plantation. The new proposed nursery is closer at hand and more feasible.

9. ORMARA, BALUCHISTAN, 2013. Here Global Green has an ongoing plantation drive involving fruit trees for every house in the city, and a full environment awareness program for all school-going children. In the first phase fruit trees were planted in approximately 70% of the city's houses, whereas the remaining are expected to receive saplings before end, 2015, thereby covering the entire city and its population. This effort is being repeated in all the cities and towns on the Baluchistan coast.