The MET Institute of Pharmacy (Degree), along with the 'MET Pharma Eco Catalysts' and DLLE students, actively participated in a Tree Plantation and Habitat Restoration Drive on September 30, 2023. This initiative was conducted in collaboration with two organizations, namely the 'GAIA Conservation Foundation' and 'Arcil,' within the premises of Sanjay Gandhi National Park.
The GAIA Conservation Foundation (GCF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to combating climate change through afforestation projects in Mumbai. Their primary mission is to counteract climate change by planting trees.
Mr. Swapnil Sonwane from the Gaia Conservation Foundation provided guidance and explained the significance of the tree plantation and habitat restoration drive to all the participating second and third-year B. Pharm students.
During this drive, approximately 400 saplings were planted, which included a variety of tree species such as Karanj (Indian Beech/ Pongamia pinnata), Ponga (Silver fern/ Cyathea dealbata), Jarul (Queen Crepe Myrtle/ Lagerstroemia speciose), Arjun (Terminalia arjuna), Jamun (Java plum/ Syzygium cumini), Shisum (North Indian rosewood/ Dalbergia sissoo) and Mango (Mangifera indica). These diverse trees will contribute to the creation of a suitable habitat for various living organisms, ultimately forming a more robust forest ecosystem.