Association for Social and Environmental Developme

The vision of ASED, a nonprofit company formed by a group of conservationists in 2001, is to create an ecologically sustainable society. ASED's mission is to create youth nature leaders.
Oct 7, 2014

More than 1200 Green Rhinos in India!

Dear Green Rhinos Supporter,

We are pleased to let you know that 100 more Green Rhinos were created in the remote L-Plot island in the Sundarbans on 8th August 2014. There are now more than 1200 Green Rhinos doing their bit and inspiring others to keep our planet green and clean! Your support has made this possible.

The projects the Green Rhinos are presently conducting are tree plantation in the Sundarbans and efforts to control noise pollution in Kolkata. Diwali, the festival of lights, is approaching. During this time people burst loud crackers which cause noise pollution. The Green Rhinos in Kolkata are educating their school mates on the harmful effects of noise pollution and how to celebrate Diwali in a responsible and peaceful manner.

Our aim is to create 5,000 Green Rhinos in India by 31 December 2016. Do continue to support us in our shared quest to create a better planet!

Thank you,

Sep 23, 2014

100 more students received solar lamps!

Geetika studying by the light of the solar lamp
Geetika studying by the light of the solar lamp

Dear Kind Supporter,


We are very pleased to let you know that 100 students on the remote L-Plot island in the Sundarbans received solar lamps on 8 August 2014. They were handed over the lamps at a ceremony organized in the local high school in the presence of the school headmaster, teachers and other dignitaries from the community. The students were shown how to use the lamps and were requested to contact the Project staff in case they faced in problem during use.

The students were inducted into the Green Rhinos Program to create youth nature leaders and viewed an audio visual presentation on the “Nature of Sundarbans”. The threats facing the Sundarbans and how students can protect the Sundarbans was discussed.

The Solar Lamps Project has now benefitted 1400 individual students in the Sundarbans.

Geetika studies in Grade 4 and lives in the remote village of Binodpur. Her parents are daily wage earners. She says, “Earlier kerosene lamps were our only source of light in the evening. But one solar lamp has changed our lives! I am able to do my lessons till late at night and my parents can use the lamp for household work, when I am not studying.”

Geetika adds, “My friends were asking if they could also receive solar lamps …they are using kerosene lamps for studying at present.”

There are many more students in the Sundarbans who need solar lamps. One lamp changes many lives! You are part of this change and we look forward to your continued support.

 

Thank you,

 

Diti

Genna, from Seattle USA, distributes a lamp
Genna, from Seattle USA, distributes a lamp
Kushal, Project Resource Person distributes a lamp
Kushal, Project Resource Person distributes a lamp
The Solar Lamps distribution ceremony
The Solar Lamps distribution ceremony
Jul 2, 2014

Tree planting time!

Arpita
Arpita

Dear Green Rhinos Supporter,

This is the start of a busy time for the Green Rhinos in the Sundarbans, with the onset of the monsoon rains and tree planting season beginning. We have requested the Forest Department to give us 10,000 tree saplings which the Green Rhinos will plant. They are also raising tree saplings from seeds.

Arpita of Baikunthapur High School looks after the saplings she planted last year in their home garden. She is keen to plant more saplings by the side of their pond this year. Arpita also participated in an Art and Nature Camp conducted under the Green Rhinos Program. Arpita promises “I will combat global warming and save our loving planet by afforestation and green initiatives here in the remotest part of Sundarbans”.

“I am proud to be involved in environment building activities by our Green Rhinos Team. We wish to plant more trees to keep our surroundings green and clean. It is our promise to save Sundarbans from floods and cyclones”, says Debasree of Ambikanagar Haripriya High School.

Since April 2014, the Green Rhinos Program in also being conducted in a school in Kolkata. We are excited to see what projects they create and implement! 

Our target is to create 5,000 Green Rhinos in India by December 31, 2014. Do spread the word and continue your support so that the cadre of youth nature leaders grows, creating a greener, c;leaner and pollution free world!

With kind regards,

Diti

Debasree
Debasree
 
   

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