0 comments for post: "Responsible Drumming by DUMRU with Tree Public" | Posted on 22. 11. by admin


DRUM/RHYTHM FESTIVAL, organized in the city of Pune.

The festival is Conceptualized and Produced by Mumbai based production house Gladpeople Entertainment Networks and it played host to more than 25 thousand rhythm lovers in its first season last year. The audiences were typically in the age group of 25 to 55 hence giving all our partners a varied target group for their promotions.

DUMRU – The Drum Festival of India 2012 will feature India’s best percussionists and will focus more on collaborations and new world sounds.
World famous percussionist and tabla Maestro Pandit Bickram Ghosh from Kolkata will be curating the festival is looking forward to include 2 international collaborations among other star percussionists like Sivamani,Peet Lockett, Greg Ellies, Ustad Taufiq Qureshi, Vidhvaan Vikku Vinayakramto name a few.
 Dumru – the Drum Festival of India has joined hands with Pune based NGO Tree Public to spread the awareness of creating a green tree blanket over Pune and to make Pune an environment friendly city. The organizers of DUMRU – The drum festival of India will donate one tree on every ticket sold to Tree Public.
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0 comments for post: "Tree Public’s Annual “ Environment Arts Theater Festival ”" | Posted on 22. 11. by admin

Tree Public Foundation organizes its annual Inter-School “ Environment Art Theatre Festival”  for the past 3 years, focusing on environment, biodiversity, wild life as central theme. This green festival is been planned only for school students in two groups
i.e.  ( pre-primary up to Std 4th) & the secondary section i.e. (Std 5th to Std 10th)
Tree Public Foundation gives an opportunity for school students to perform drama and dance mélange on the given theme of nature. The performance is designed to be of minimum 10 & maximum 15 minutes, revolving around the given theme. Festival consists of Primary/screening rounds moving on to the selection rounds and then the selected schools get to perform on a bigger platform showcasing at the “Grand Finale”.
Shortlisted schools performing at the grand finale win certificates of participation , prizes, trophy’s for their school.
Tree Public in addition gives an opportunity to perform on various professional platform with renowned artist. The grand finale is judged by renowned senior artist & stalwarts from the theater & film fraternity.
Refreshing Outcome of the Festival :
  1. In-depth understanding of the alarming issues.
  2. Constructively self-solution finding methodology.
  3. Communication ,stage presentation & theater skills development of the students participating.
  4. Helping the art form keep alive & developing by more participation.
Number of school participating: 100 Schools
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0 comments for post: "Treevolution Pune 2012." | Posted on 22. 11. by admin

Tree Public celebrated Treevolution Day 2012 at Symbiosis Vishwa Bhavan, on Saturday, 28th April 2012.

Vision : To save a decade we need to plant trees , but to save a decade we need to plant “Green Ideas”

Panel discussion & QA session for manufacturing Industry & construction related to environment and future challenges ahead.

It was a 3 hour program that included panel discussions and specially created environment art performances by television artistes organized by the Tree Public Foundation – commonly known as Tree Public. Environment NGO.

Amongst the eminent panelists in the panel discussions are:
Dr. Rajendra Shende, Director of the United Nations Environment Program,France.
Architect and world renowned city planner Christopher Benninger.
Biodiversity expert & Chairman of Maharashtra biodiversity board – Dr. Erach Bharucha,
Vir chakra, environmentalist & HR expert- Col Lalit Rai, former Deputy chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral SCS Bangara, leading economist and environmentalist Dr. Vijay Paranjapye.
Who discussed about the sustainable City modules , growth and Pune’s infrastructure to support the growth.
Also in the program are two specially created environmental theatre programs. Award winning Parlekar Group from Mumbai, led by Tejas Malap would enrapture the audience with their two different plays miming and shadow play with environment as a central theme.
This is a “Green Ideas” concept by designed by TPF via which we are engage Industries , construction , services & society together to think green . Each one of us has a artist in him or her and we are trying to connect , inspire & reflect team work to come together to move towards a green pune revolution via Treevolution Pune.

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0 comments for post: "Tree Public’s ” Environment Arts Theater Festival ” 2012" | Posted on 21. 11. by Tree Public

Environment Arts theater Festival 2012

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0 comments for post: "Words of Inspiration by Admiral Bangara Sir on the latest event Treevolution 2012 by Tree Public, Pune" | Posted on 04. 05. by admin

Admiral Suresh Bangara.

(Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Southern Naval Command and Commandant National Defense Academy NDA )


Post retirement activities can be very challenging and occasionally very stimulating and satisfying too. Faced as I am, with wide ranging activities , I declined an invitation to be on a distinguished panel of experts on Environment- an occasion designed to involve corporates, educationists, academics and students- in the cause of protecting the environment.

A young but determined founder of a NGO Tree Public who was the organizer of the talk show, refused to accept my plea of ignorance. He repeatedly drew my attention to the sterling work undertaken by the Armed forces of India, towards protecting and improving our environment. Confronted by a fiercely committed young man, I was obliged to put my thinking cap on, so that in the presence of highly qualified experts, I could voice a layman’s perspective of the last 60 years, before articulating the determination displayed by the Armed Forces to fight all types of pollution in regard to environment.

Thanks to this unique call form Tree Public, I was able to journey into my past to introspect based on my observations; also with hind sight. This blog only covers the journey backwards in time. Perhaps many of you of my vintage can relate to my experience. If so, we stand exposed, as those who let down the next generation, on crucial issues pertaining to protection of our environment.

Economists will tell us the relationship between per capita income and the will to address environment related issues. It is said that crossing the barrier of US Dollar 5000(in PPP terms) is significant in appreciating the need to address pollution related problems and taking proactive measures to reduce damage to the environment. My early child hood memories are all about villages’ enroute to coffee estates of the south. Poor and illiterate as they were, their commitment to Mother Nature was so rich and their folk lore and anecdotes so telling on the need to protect the environment from all forms of pillage and plundering, that it had indeed left a deep impression on my sub-conscious mind. Nothing to do with income or affluence? We were taught at every stage to understand flora and fauna, coexist with nature, use herbal medicines for all forms of diseases, and appreciate the interdependence of humans with flora and fauna. Most of all we were urged to pass on by word of mouth so that knowledge acquired over centuries is not forgotten or obliterated in the name of modern science.

If Yajnavalkya Smriti the Indian Text on State craft and Jurisprudence, written in 5th century AD had a chapter on the ill effects of felling trees and Kautalya’s Arthashashtra had advice on Forest Administration, why and how did we lose track of our responsibilities towards protecting environment.?

Continuing with the past, if I were to list the positives of our way of life in 1950’s, some features stand out. Discipline and strict adherence to rule of law were cornerstones of life. Even a simple Government run school in a taluka,was clean, well maintained and well managed. The teachers were dedicated to the profession and hence were much respected in the community. Punishments to erring students were instant and the support of the parents to enforce such punishments was unshakeable. Great emphasis was laid on environment consciousness and customs and traditions. Energy efficiency even when electricity was inaccessible was ingrained in us. Gobar, camphor, thatched roofs etc were eco friendly pesticides, insecticides and renewable and affordable ingredients of consumption. Rivers and lakes were kept spotlessly clean-no plastics, no effluents, least of all human and animal faeces. Quality of water down -stream was the responsibility of those dwelling up stream. Water holes and ponds were kept clean by village and town administrators who were always at the service of the people. Trees were never harmed.
And then came the rat-race of my generation. Urbanisation, unruly, unplanned spread of towns and cities and a strong urge to look outwards(towards the west) rather than learn from our past. Overpowering consumerism and wanton destruction of the environment soon followed. Rest is history.
The silver lining is the reappearance of a little emphasis on the subject, in schools. My 13 year old granddaughter can lecture me on how to protect our environment and show our concern for the generations to follow. There is hope. After the terrible destruction caused during WW1&2, in particular, destruction of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, have we not recovered and to a great extent alleviated horrors of such destruction? Let us put our shoulders to the wheel, no matter how weak!
Abhishek, this is dedicated to you and your gallant friends at Tree Public Foundation.


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The faces of the children from Life Institute orphanage wearing broad smiles as they prepared for their upcoming performance showcasing the Treepublic theatre play “Earth , Water and Air” was priceless. The occasional laughter permeated the atmosphere during the rehearsal.

It was a win win situation as the volunteers from Treepublic geared themselves towards teaching the children their various parts in the play, the children in return taught the volunteers to laugh and enjoy life.

This is purity, not packaging…

Abhishek, Sayali, Rohan and myself directing the kids in preparation for their presentation on the 24th of July at local Hall.

This is value, not vanity….
The creative awareness project was initiated to reach schools across Pune with the message of respecting Mother Nature. The creative awareness team consisting of various artist from the film industry, dance academies, theatre groups and writers pooling their talent, treasure and time to inspire change within the children towards nature.

I had the privilege of being part of the story writing process and eventually narrating these stories at the various schools. Initially, we were concerned if the children would react positively to our stories but was soon put to rest by their overwhelming reception. So much so that the Treepublic team were inspired to write new stories and present them at the different schools.

Me narrating a Treepublic story at Kangaroo Kids preschool. Not sure about the kids but I’m loving it.

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0 comments for post: "Respect Mother Nature" | Posted on 24. 04. by admin

There are those who believe in a need for change and there are those who just can’t be bothered to change even if its the last resort to save mother nature.

In a postmodern generation, it seems like everyone wants to save the earth but nobody wants to sacrifice the luxury that fuels the raping of earths natural resource.

Unless they have the latest gizmos and travel to the furthest part of the planet the postmodern generation feel that they are merely existing and not truly living.

Her cries goes unnoticed even with the recent extreme weather reports from all over the world. Mother Nature has been calling out to us, the question remains whether we are prepared to listen?

Before you switch off thinking that this is not for you and the sacrifice on our lifestyle would be too great.

Here are some simple suggestions from Treepublic of India of how we can all do our little to respect mother nature.

Only the legal documents should be used in the printed form and all other forms of transactions of information should be carried out through Internet.

Reduce the use of tissue paper for which large quantities of the rain forest are being destroyed.

Print paper both side while printing.

Use coffee mug instead of disposable cups

Make maximum usage of cloth carry bags while shopping.

Install a low-flow shower head.

Walk or ride your bike instead of driving, whenever possible.

Respect Mother Nature before its too late…

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Earth day special
WE, THE inhabitants of earth, have reached that stage where we need to redesign and reconsider our lifestyles for further survival on this planet. If we want the generations to look forward to a healthy and green earth, then we really have to change ourselves at the earliest.
The fact that the forest cover of the whole world has drastically depleted over a period of time owing to the human needs and activities.

· Some of the steps that can be followed in this direction towards better environment.

· All of us should opt for the e-bills rather than the printed statements for our telephones, mobile phones, bank statements, credit card statements electricity and water bills etc, Quite a few private companies have already started this action and the others left should follow the same.

· Only the legal documents should be used in the printed form and all other forms of transactions of information should be carried out through Internet.

· Communication of all types should be preferably done through e-mails.

· Educational institutions and other such set ups, which need to have the process of registration etc should start online registration and admissions rather than the conventional 10 page (sometimes even more) admission form in printed version. Even the prospectus and the guidelines manuals should be made available on the Internet for the use of the candidates.

· Many other similar kind of simple things can be adopted in our day to day life.

· It takes only a second to waste a beautiful sheet of paper but decades for a tree to grow.

· Reduce the use of tissue paper for which the entire rain forest are to be cut.

· At light one solar lamp in you house and see the difference.

· Print paper both side while printing.

· Use coffee mug instead of disposable cups,

· Reuse items like bags and containers every where possible.

· Make maximum usage of cloth carry bags while shopping.

· Buy rechargeable batteries for devices used frequently.

· Shop with a canvas bag instead of using paper and plastic bags.

· Buy items in bulk from loose bins when possible to reduce the packaging wasted.

· Install a low-flow shower head.

· Walk or ride your bike instead of driving, whenever possible.

· Use solar power for home and water heating.

· Use traps instead of rat and mouse poisons and insect killers.

· Shade outside air conditioning units by trees or other means

Inputs by Tree Public Action team & Pratibha Prashar.

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