She asked me whether she could plant a tree on behalf of her friend. This was a difficult question. We have still not setup our office properly (Inauguration day on 6th April, Ugadi). None of the items required were ready (saplings were still in their nurseries). Although we had all the necessary permission from the city planners, we had not yet finalized on which place to start our planting...
So runs the latest post by eco-preneur Ashwin Upadhyaya in his blog. Along with his collegemate (in SJCE) Anil Kumar A S, he is poised to open a green-shop in Mysore. Their mantra is in this sticker design:Anil and Ashwin want to try tree-planting as a buisness model, with no illusion about their company turning out to be a money-spinner any time soon. But then if the boys were after money, they wouldn't have given up their cushy software jobs, to try something socially responsible in their own town.
Sapgreen's first customers - Vaishnavi and Sandeep - planting in a public park (right); and company CEO Ashwin watering the plant...More in his blog.
Ashwin's contact details, here.