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Worldwide Tree Planting Initiatives

“Because there is de-forestation to an alarming extent, the extent of Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere has considerably increased ... the remedy for this situation is intensive afforestation …”

-Sathya Sai Baba, 21 January 1993

Dear Friends,

The Sathya Sai International Organisation (SSIO) held the first Go Green Conference in July 2018 to highlight the spiritual imperative of caring for the environment. In this Bulletin, we highlight some of the SSIO’s worldwide initiatives to plant more trees.



Starting in 2017, the SSIO of Kenya planted nearly 10,000 trees by April 2018 – and in March 2019, Young Adults and students from the Sathya Sai School in Kisaju planted 400 trees of different species on the school’s grounds.

In the USA in February 2017, SSIO volunteers planted 250 trees in Cook Park, Tigard, Oregon. The SSIO of Moldova imbedded 200 seedlings in a landslide prone area in November 2017.

In Canada, the SSIO planted 400 saplings in May 2018.

The SSIO of New Zealand planted 800 trees at a park in Hamilton in July 2018.

In July 2018, the SSIO of Australia planted 17,000 trees on Plant a Tree Day.

The SSIO South Africa initiated a Time to Respect Earth and the Environment (TREE) project to plant 100,000 trees in the country by 2020.

The SSIO of Azerbaijan planted over 30 Pine seedlings in the State Pedagogical College in October 2018, adding to the 21 olive trees it had planted on Earth Day in April 2018. 


In the Czech Republic, SSIO members celebrated the centennial of the nation in October 2018 by planting a Linden Tree – a national symbol of goodness and righteousness.

In January 2019, SSIO Young Adults and school children in Sri Lanka planted trees in an area saved from the monsoon rains. On Earth Day, 22 April 2019, the Young Adults of the SSIO of Canada joined in tree planting and lakeshore cleanup events in Toronto. 

Czech Republic

In Thailand in April 2019, SSIO members planted 70 Mangrove Trees in the countryside. Sathya Sai Young Adults in Suriname also planted 500 Mangrove Trees along vulnerable low-lying coastal regime.


A video of tree planting by the SSIO may be seen here.

With best regards,

Anupom Ganguli, Ph.D.
Chairman, Media Committee
Sathya Sai International Organisation