About Us

TREE Craze Foundation is a Not for Profit (section -8) company committed to the cause of Trees, Rivers, Ecosystems & Environment. The organization came up in 2014 and focused on plantation related activities. Leveraging its experience, it has evolved a continuum of Trees, Rivers, Ecosystems and Environment as step by step priority. Now it is concentrating on rivers, the essential but most neglected component of environment. TREE Craze acknowledges the power of communities as the main custodians of environment and is striving to charge them up own up rivers and act for them leveraging international best practices. To achieve the same, TCF is revolutionizing the environment education space by innovating the pedagogy and involving committed work force to inculcate attitude building in place of mere awareness followed up by a unique Trust based model of communities engagement.

Tree Craze History

TREE Craze Foundation (Tree stands for Trees, Rivers, Ecosystems, & Environment), a section-8 not-forprofit company (CIN U02005HR2014NPL053838) is a registered organization since 2014. Initially the organization focused on plantation of trees to benefit the environment. With change in leadership and joining of Mr R.S.Vashisth and Nishant Vashisth as directors, the mandate of the organization has expanded to TREE - Trees, Rivers, Ecosystems & Environment.

2014

Registration of TCF as section 8, not for profit company mainly focusing on tree plantation

2018

Change in the board
Expansion of mandate to Trees, Rivers, Ecosystems & Environment

2019

April: Launch of GangaQuest
July: Launch of Meri Yamuna Mere Ghat
August: 12A Exemption Granted

Advisory Board

Meenakshi Sharma

Formerly Deputy Director-Education, she has planned, organized and conducted more than hundred educational programs for teachers, principals, parents and students in her almost twenty years' tenure at the DAV Schools Organization. She has monitored the academic profile of the DAV schools for four years. She enjoys writing stories and poems for small children. Her passion for energizing the learning environment in schools is immense.

Romit Sen

Mr. Romit Sen is an environment professional with experience across developmental organizations, international aid agencies and industry chamber working in the area of water and sanitation, industrial water management and rural development. His expertise lies in areas of training and capacity building, program management, research, documentation and public policy. He also has authored several reports, and papers. Currently working as Program Manager at Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC), he has worked with WWF India, Columbia Water Centre, Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Centre for Science and Environment, WaterAid and Development Alternatives.

Prof Sekhar Mukherjee

Prof Sekhar Mukherjee is currently posted as Director, National Institute of Design, Amravati. Subsequent to a two-year stint as cartoonist, illustrator, and graphic artist, he joined National Institute of Design back to study Animation Film Design in 1992. In May 2009, he received the CNBC-Aptech award for his outstanding contribution to animation education in India. From 2003 to 2018, Sekhar was heading the Animation Film Design Discipline at National Institute of Design, Gandhinagar, and mentoring the future generation of Indian graphic storytellers. He celebrates design as a problem solving and opportunity creation tool in his 25 plus years of professional journey. He got associated with TREE Craze Foundation since its inception and has also designed the logo of the organization.

Our Team

Bhawna Badola

Bhawna Badola is leading Tree Craze Foundation as its Chief Executive Officer. She is a qualified GIS professional with significant experience in environment sector. During her approximately 12 years of work experience she has been with Academic Institutes, NGOs, Corporates and Government establishments. She is mother of a 3 year old and her passion for environment conservation has only increased after being a mother. Now she is more determined to make a change on ground so that her son & his generation can see a better future.

Pallavi Singhvi

Pallavi Singhvi is leading the STEER program of Tree Craze Foundation. She too, is a seasoned GIS professional with more than 8 years of industry exposure especially in education sector. As a professional she has always excelled in delivering the project solution working closely with clients and stakeholders. A mother of 2 children, she has always been creative in all spheres of life. She is designing the workshop module for school children to sensitize them about environment and rivers.

Lolia Mary

Lolia Mary is leading the programme on "Community Engagement for River Rejuvenation and Environment" at TCF. She is an Environmental Planner and Architect with 7 years of work experience in the field of environmental design, planning and management. She believes in persistent collaboration across stakeholders, critical in establishing strong social institutions which is key to quickly adapt and evolve resilient systems in an ever dynamic world. Being relocated to Germany because of her husband's job has not stopped her from contributing to the country where she belongs.

Bhagyashree Pardeshi

Bhagyashree Pardeshi is leading Ganga Quest for TCF. She is an engineer-urban planner and an environmental enthusiast. She has experience in planning, execution and monitoring of infra-environmental projects. A mother of a year old baby, she always had passion to work towards improving living environment. She is based out of Pune but has not hesitated to support the great cause for which TCF is working.

Rajan Thapa

He is working as Executive Assistant. He is a graduate in Commerce and the youngest member of our organization. His energy and enthusiasm is very infectious. He can quickly learn any new aspect and is a huge value addition to our team. He is looking after ‘Meri Yamuna Mere Ghat’ program and has worked very hard to mobilize local communities for the program.

Volunteers

Ms Aditi Luykx

I became a volunteer for TREE Craze in November 2018. I was instantly drawn to the NGO because of its efforts and passion on trying to save this world. The manner in which they go about achieving this daunting task falls directly in line with my belief that in order to make a difference, we need to start with the children. They are, after all, the ones who will be taking over from us in a few years' time. I am looking forward to continuing my work with TREE Craze. This NGO will make a big impact.

Ms Raivatya Vashishth

While working with TREE Craze Foundation, I got to know so much about Ganga, rivers, and environment. Also, I was involved in the development of community engagement for river rejuvenation program, which has given such a different perspective of involving local people into government programs.

Mrs Gaura Shrotriya

TREE Craze Foundation has such a unique model to involve women who are on break. It not only provides confidence but also makes them remain connected to their field. I am very pleased to support TREE Craze in developing their school awareness program which does not limit to increasing awareness, but lead them to take guided actions, and finally advocate for Ganga, river, and environment

Netri Upadhyay

My association with TREE Craze is not only about helping the environment and rejuvenating rivers but also an outlet for me to express what I feel through the medium of art. TCF has helped me connect with rivers in a never before manner

Abhishek Singh

My association with TREE Craze Foundation started with Meri Yamuna Mere Ghat program. I started joining them every Sunday at Kalindi Kunj Ghat. The team and volunteers of TREE Craze Foundation are really passionate about the cause of environment and rivers. I try to join them during their clean up drives and capture photographs which is my medium of showing support to the cause and organization.

Partners

TCF recognizes the power of collaborative working and accordingly, is systematically building up a partnership with credible, capable and willing organizations to create an ecosystem committed to its core objectives.

Namami Gange

National Mission for Clean Ganga is the implementation agency for Namami Gange Programme, under Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India set up with the mandate of effective pollution abatement, conservation, and rejuvenation of river Ganga. TCF is working hand in hand with NMCG in all of its initiatives.

VA Tech Wabag

Wabag is one of the world's leading companies in water treatment space. It is an Indian multinational company, pioneering in sustainable water solutions and has recently delivered the STP Project at Varanasi. They are also implementing the most challenging industrial waste-water treatment project at Kanpur. VA Tech Wabag is funding the web portal and prizes of Ganga Quest.

Wildlife Institute of India

Established in 1982, WII is an autonomous institute under Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Government of India. It is an internationally acclaimed Institution, which offers training program, academic courses and advisory in wildlife research and management. WII is supporting Ganga Quest and other initiatives as knowledge partner.