Most pencils, once sharpened down to a stub, serve no further use. A solution to combat this waste is a pencil with a water-activated seed capsule which can be planted when it becomes too short to use. It costs just INR 10 for this unique pencil. What is a writing utensil will now also grow into a plant !! The aim is to plant over 2 Million Plantable Pencils in the coming year. They usually germinate in about two weeks.
These pencils will be distributed to students at a school in Ahmedabad. When it’s time to stop writing and start planting, it’s just as much fun to watch the seeds turn into plants. All Plantable Pencil seeds have been selected because they are easy to germinate, they include chili, sesame, mustard, fennel, tomato, coriander, etc. Plantable pencils are 100% sustainable. All aspects of the plantable pencils are sustainable and non-toxic – from the biodegradable seed capsule to the 100% natural clay and graphite core and PEFC/FSC- wood.
HOW TO USE ?
I am RISHIRAJ ANIL SANGHVI, 12 years old, studying at the Anand Niketan School, Ahmedabad.
The idea that a pencil stub can be planted when it’s too short to write with is amazing. This gives it a new lease on life, instead of being thrown away, the pencil becomes a symbol of sustainability. Sustainability means using natural resources in a way that we could keep doing for a long time. We can be more sustainable by reducing our use of natural resources.
The use of this pencil doesn't end when it is reduced to a stub, instead, a new life begins in the way of a plant. It is important that we give back to Earth. I believe it is important to do your bit to help make the world a greener, cleaner & better place to live.
STUDENTS WITH THE PLANTABLE PENCIL
ABOUT THE NGO
It is a consortium of change where youth activists, social organizations, corporates & influencers work under one vision for one development.
The 193 countries of the UN General Assembly adopted the Vision 2030 Development Agenda titled "Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development", on 25th September 2015. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are indispensable 17 global goals set by the United Nations in 2015.
Live to Inspire have taken an initiative to make an independent autonomous Public Interest Foundation named “UNITED FIRST” where they undertake individual responsibility for each cause mentioned under Sustainable Development Goals 2030 by the United Nations. It would be a consortium comprising of Industry Leaders, NGOs, Youth Leaders, and Noble Personalities who will work alongside the Governors of each State in India respectively.
Working on the vision of the 17th SDG of developing partnerships, they are here to create an impact by connecting government, NGO’s and private sectors to achieve common goals addressing both macro as well as micro-level social issues.
Indian Cyber Institute (ICI) is a leading institute in providing education & training in the field of Cyber Law, Cyber Crime Investigation, Ethical Hacking and Information Security for professionals, individuals, Law Enforcers and corporate world.
We also provide Cyber literacy and safety workshop for school children and their parents. ICI has dedicated itself to take a necessary initiative for awareness and outreach and has ascribed its energise to propel in the field of Applied Academics and has pledged to empower youth with real-time knowledge thus grooming them to compete with challenges posed by the ever-growing global economy.
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as Live to Inspire Charitable Trust is a registered & you can avail of benefits under section 80G of IT act.
Will we get to know the details of how the money was spent?
Yes. After the money has been collected it will be transferred by Fueladream to the Rotary Bangalore Indiranagar. It will take from 2 to 3 months after that to get details of fund use. Once we get this information from them, we shall upload this to the UPDATES section of this campaign. You will then get an alert & can read details about the impact we have made and how the monies have been spent.
When do I get the receipts?
It takes up to 2 weeks after the campaign is closed for the monies to be transferred to NGO. The receipts will start getting processed about 4 to 6 weeks AFTER the campaign is closed and will be sent to you directly. The receipts will be sent by the Rotary Bangalore Indiranagar.
How does crowdfunding work?
Crowdfunding in India is a relatively new concept & is growing very quickly.
It’s a concept that allows a large number of funders (like you) to fund an idea or a cause or event by giving small amounts of money online. Fueladream.com is a crowdfunding platform in India that allows for such pooling of funds. You can fund innovations & ideas on FuelADream and be the first to get these products or make them come true. You can also do a good turn by funding charities and causes through crowdfunding. When you fund a charity it’s more like a donation & you get small innovative rewards like a shout-out on an FB page or a thank you email from the beneficiaries.