Globally, forest cover is one-third less than what it once was and global deforestation continues at 13 million hectares per year. This indiscriminate felling of trees threatens the environmental health and sustainability of communities in rural and urban milieu. Social forestry needs to be undertaken on a large scale to reverse the ill effects of deforestation and restore the ecological balance. It will also contribute towards creating a carbon sink and increasing green cover. HPPI’s Tree Plantation Program is a response to the substantial climate change and sustainability challenges, like water supply and biodiversity loss. Through proactive environmental advocacy, the program has catalysed tree plantation across HPPI projects in Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh (M.P.), Uttar Pradesh (U.P.) and Bihar. It strongly encourages the plantation of indigenous trees and plants that are advantageous to the local ecosystem. Through effective implementation of the program, HPPI has made successful environmental inroads into the local communities, government forest offices, and government and state run educational institutes. Government authorities joined forces with the people and provided several thousand trees free of cost or at highly subsidised rates. Since plantation needs the advent of monsoon, the nurseries are prepped from the beginning of the year with the help of farmers in Farmers’ Clubs, women in Microfinance, self-help-groups and other locals in various districts ensuring that the progress made is steady and sustainable. So please join this program to make it a successful event.