Students learnt about Marine Pollution and Ecobricks

Venue : Army Public School, Shankar Vihar, New Delhi

Topic : Marine Plastic pollution and Ecobricks.

The main sources of marine plastic are land-based, from urban and storm runoff, sewer overflows, beach visitors, inadequate waste disposal and management, industrial activities, construction and illegal dumping.Plastic, which is a petroleum product, also contributes to global warming.India consumes about 13 million tonnes of plastic and recycles only about 4 million tonnes.

Ecobricks are part of a solution that enables people to not only clean up their rivers and coastlines, but these once-wasted materials can be used to build things of direct benefit to local communities.

Thanks to Inderjeet Singh sir and Madhukar Varshney for conducting wonderful interactive sessions to the children. The school has decided to use the ecobricks in School at various places.



Army Families learnt about “Creating a Sustainable Future” from Workshop in Waste Management and Plastic Pollution”

Rise Foundation successfully conducted its Waste Management Workshop on January 23, 2023, at Delhi Cantt , Shankar Vihar area. The workshop aimed to address the pressing issue of waste management in the area and focused on marine pollution and ecobricks.

The workshop was well-attended by families of army personals who were eager to learn about waste management practices and the negative impacts of waste on the environment and public health. The participants were from different age groups and backgrounds, including students, professionals, and local residents.

The workshop started with an introduction to the waste problem in the area and the need to manage waste responsibly delivered by Mr. Madhukar Varshney. Followed by the experience of Ms Anuradha Ganguly in home composting using Terracotta Home Composters. Our team of experts in waste management, marine pollution, and ecobricks shared their knowledge and experience on various waste management practices, including composting, recycling, and waste reduction.

The participants were also enlightened on the negative impacts of marine pollution and the importance of reducing plastic waste. They learned about the steps they can take to minimize their ecological footprint and contribute to a cleaner and healthier environment.

One of the highlights of the workshop was the ecobricks session, where participants learned how to make ecobricks from non-biodegradable waste. The team demonstrated the process of packing waste into plastic bottles, which can be used to build furniture and other structures.

The workshop was highly interactive, with participants sharing their thoughts and ideas on how to solve the waste management problem in their community. The workshop ended with a call to action, encouraging participants to implement the knowledge they had gained and make a difference in their daily lives.

“We are thrilled with the positive response to our Waste Management Workshop,” said Mr Inderjeet Singh , the member and expert in Ecobricks of Rise Foundation. “We hope that the participants will take the knowledge they have gained and make a difference in their community by managing waste responsibly and reducing plastic pollution.”

Rise Foundation is committed to creating a sustainable future for all, and the Waste Management Workshop is just one of the many initiatives that the organization undertakes.

About Rise Foundation: Rise Foundation is a non-profit organization that aims to create a sustainable future for all. We work towards raising awareness about environmental issues and providing innovative solutions to the community. Our mission is to inspire, educate, and empower individuals to take action towards creating a better world.

Contact: Name: Madhukar Varshney ;Email:; Phone: +91 9717764262

New Year Started with Discussing City Biggest Problem

Year 2023 started with delivering workshop on Solid Waste Management , the biggest problem of Delhi and all metro cities.

The Workshop is requested by concerned and responsible citizen Ms Sweta Gupta and Mr. Vikas Gupta from East Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi. Due are working on betterment of the area considering sustainable living as social responsibility and need of a hour.

The workshop covered the current situation of solid waste management in Delhi and why it is important to discuss the topic of ” Waste Segregation at Source”. All members are agreed the the Composting is most feasible way for safe disposal of Organic Waste which is 60% of total waste in Delhi and root cause of mountains of waste and source of Green House Gas emissions at Dumping Sites ( landfills).

Rise Founder Team member Madhuri Varshney covered the topics related to Waste Problem in Delhi, Waste Categorisation . However, Madhukar Varshney covered the solution of handling waste like Composting, Science of Composting ,How to use Terracotta Composter at home and flaws in current tipping fees mechanism used by municipality of Delhi.

A Tipping Fee or a gate fee is a fee paid by anyone who disposes of Waste in a Landfill. Usually this fee is based on the weight of waste per ton.Currently, all contracts for waste management awarded by Municipality to private concessionaires have a perverse incentive to bring larger quantities of waste to the dumpsite. Under these contracts the contractor is paid against the volume of waste deposited on the site. This “tipping fee” as it is known means that the higher the volume brought the greater the financial reward. So practically , private concessionary is interested to handle more waste to make business viable.

There is better waste payment model “Pay As You Throw – PayT” is implemented by western world or developed countries. Pay as you throw (PAYT) (also called trash metering, unit pricing, variable rate pricing, or user-pay) is a usage-pricing model for disposing of municipal solid waste. Users are charged a rate based on how much waste they present for collection to the municipality or local authority. A variety of models exist depending on the region and municipality. Waste can be measured by weight or size, or by unit counts, identified using different types of bags, tags, containers or even RFID. Services for waste diversion, like recycling and composting, are often provided free of charge where pay-as-you-throw systems are implemented.[1]

All participants agree, since we as people are “Waste Generators” , so it is our duty to participate in solving the problem.

The workshop is ended with feedback from the participants. Most of the people found the workshop “quite informative” .

Rise Foundation is committed to make city Clean and Green . So , if any one is interested for FREE Workshop, please whatsapp at +91 9717764262 or mail us at

Miyawaki Afforestation : Solution of Pollution

“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.”

— Kahlil Gibran

Activity : Miyawaki Afforestation sponsored by Concentrix India under mission 100K plantation drive across India.
Date : 14 Dec 2022
Location : Tiranga Park (MCD Park), Mahavir Vihar, Sector 1 ,Dwarka, Delhi.

We did plantation of approx 900 saplings in 3000sq ft area.

Thanks to Mr. Pradeep (Manager CSR) , Ms Harismrita and team from Concentrix India , Kadam Singh Kadyan, Mange Ram ji and other citizens RWA Mahavir Vihar, Mr. Pradeep from MCD Najafgarh Zone (MCD Signed MoU with Rise Foundation to Establish Miyawaki Urban Forest at Sec 1 Park) , volunteers, Eco club team Bhaskaracharya college, Dwarka
Team Rise foundation including Madhukar Varshney, Madhuri Varshney, Munish Kundra, Deepak Bhardwaj,Inderjeet Singh, Kuldeep and other nature lovers from near by places and Ravi from far place like Zakhira.

Rise Foundation has established such green spaces in as small as 500sq ft area to 3000 sq ft areas at very nominal cost.

Mr. Madhukar want such Urban Forest in each 250 wards of Delhi. Let’s Delhi become the role model of patches of such natural Oxygen plants . They often use the tag line , Pollution Ka Solution: Miyawaki Urban Forest Mission.

A study led by researchers at the University of Birmingham and UCL showed that the South Asian cities with exposure to air pollution recorded an increase in the number of people dying prematurely. An estimated 100,000 premature deaths are recorded in India with its major cities including Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Surat, Pune and Ahmedabad.

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According to the World Air Quality Report, Delhi is the world’s most polluted capital for the 4th consecutive year, with pollution rising almost 15% over the previous year. 

In addition, we are also facing climate change and global warming and in such a situation solution-based approach is the need of the hour. The Miyawaki method is one such solution that allows us to create mini forests in cities with scarce land.

In the miyawaki method, trees (only native species) are planted close to each other in the same area to save space and saplings help each other to grow and block sunlight from reaching the ground. As saplings receive sunlight from the top and grow upward, rather than sideways.

The best part of the technique is that after three years saplings become maintenance-free or self-sustainable and also ensures 10 times faster growth of the plant and 30 times denser than usual.

To establish more such Urban Forest, call us or reach us to Rise Foundation at +91 9717764262 or mail us at

Meerut Nagar Nigam started composting in Tagore Park

Tagore Garden, Shastri Nagar ,Merrut started community composting using RC Bins under initiative “Kabad se Jugaad” made “Khaadbin” under Swachch Bharat- Solid Waste Management activities.

Thanks to Meerut Nagar Nigam for wonderful initiative with ICLEI South Asia towards clean air and reduction in green house gases.

This bin will help to safe disposal of 1000Kg kitchen waste per month equivalent to 2000Kg of CO2e reduction in atmosphere.

Role of Mr. Madhukar Varshney (Founder -Rise Foundation) is to create awareness , to start the pilot project and monitor the project.

Sonepat School is exploring the Environment Protection methods with Rise Foundation

Today on 1st Nov 2022, 36 Students of Gateway International School, Sonepat (Haryana) class 8th visited the Brahma Apartments , Sec 7, Dwarka (Delhi) to learn and understand the process of Solid Waste Management & Miyawaki Afforestation initiatives by Team Rise Foundation.

Today Environment protection is on priority. Solid Waste management is one of the important task for cities to handle.The increasing volume and complexity of waste associated with the modern economy is posing a serious risk to ecosystems and human health. Every year, an estimated 11.2 billion tonnes of solid waste is collected worldwide and decay of the organic proportion of solid waste is contributing about 5 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions.

Poor waste management – ranging from non-existing collection systems to ineffective disposal -causes air pollution, water and soil contamination. Open and unsanitary landfills contribute to contamination of drinking water and can cause infection and transmit diseases. The dispersal of debris pollutes ecosystems and dangerous substances from electronic waste or industrial garbage puts a strain on the health of urban dwellers and the environment.

The solution,applying the 3R principle, in the first place, is the REDUCE (minimization) of waste. Where waste cannot be avoided, REUSE or recovery of materials and energy from waste as well as re-manufacturing and recycling waste into usable products should be the second option. RECYCLE-Recycling leads to substantial resource savings. For example, for every tonne of paper recycled, 17 trees and 50 per cent of water can be saved or every 1 Kg of food waste to composting saves approx 2Kg of CO2 equivalent Green House Gas emission. Moreover, recycling creates jobs: the sector employs 12 million people in Brazil, China and United States alone.

Mr. Madhukar Varshney (Founder Rise Foundation) and Mr. Munish Kundra (Member -Rise Foundation & Member RWA -Brahma Apartments) shared the information about the Waste Categories, Importance of Waste Segregation, How to safe dispose the Waste , Composting Process and Ecobricks from Plastic Waste.

The Students were exposed to the live use case of Aerobic Composting using various type of composters i.e. Terracotta Home Composter, Twin Drum Composter , Vermi compost (trail setup) and Cage Composters. Brahma Apartment is pioneer in Segregation and Safe disposal of Waste. The society got the First prize in row for last 2 years from Delhi Municipality in south zone.
Additionally, knowledge related to Ocean Pollution and Plastic waste also discussed with the students.Munish shared the process of filling the PET bottle with Single Use plastic or other type of plastic which is not recyclable or no recycling facility available in the city.

At the end, student learn the Miyawaki afforestation technique in berif and visited 2.5 year micro forest developed at Brahma Apartments and recently establised Urban forest at Shaheed Flt Lft Sunit Mohanty Memorial park and did plantation as “token of participation”.

Vote of thanks was given by School teacher Dr. Poonam Rani along with Mrs Pooja & Mr. Deepak Antil.

Team Rise Foundation appreciate the efforts of Mr. Ojha (Principal , Gateway International School, Sonepat). He took the quick decision to plan this outdoor visit for the school students shown his commitment towards the students to provide real knowledge along with wonderful academics. For such educational visits , please reach us at +91 9717764262 (Madhukar) or +91 98187 39265 (Munish).

About Gateway International School:


“To concoct and nurture citizens of tomorrow – rounded, rooted to the soil, reaching out to the future.”

  • To ensure an environment facilitating holistic learning.
  • To foster a culture of teachers as mentors, collaborators and active participants.
  • To instil self-awareness.
  • To equip with knowledge, innovation and life skills.
  • To encourage the realization of optimum potential.
  • To prepare for risks and challenges.
  • To nurture social responsibility with individuality.
Core Beliefs:
  • It is a step into the world of quality education that provides and maintains:

…excellence driven by values
…success strengthened by ethics
…modernity fortified by tradition

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Dwarka is gearing up for Environment protection thru Miyawaki Afforestation

क्या हैं जंगल के उपकार, मिट्टी, पानी और बयार। मिट्टी, पानी और बयार, जिन्दा रहने के आधार।

On 10th and 13th Sept 2022, Rise Foundation completed 12th Miyawaki Afforestation in MCD park , Sector 7 Dwarka.

Rise Foundation did MoU with MCD for developing a 3000sq ft area of Flt Lft Sunit Mohanty Memorial Park ,Sector -7, Dwarka. The whole project was completed in two phases. 1st phase partially sponsored by Air Force and Naval Officers Enclave (AFNO) CGHS and Flt Lft Sunit Mohanty Trust . Approx 500 saplings plantation done on 10th Sept with volunteers from AFNOE CGHS and from Dwarka.

2nd phase of plantation for 1000Sq ft area (300 plants) is sponsored by Air Visatara under CSR activity carried out on 13th Sept 2022. The leadership team and other staff from Visatra participated in plantation drive.

The Miyawaki forestation method is a unique way to create an urban forest and is pioneered by Japanese botanist Akira Miyawaki. With this method of plantation, an urban forest can grow within a short span of 20-30 years while a conventional forest takes around 200-300 years to grow naturally. In the Miyawaki technique, various native species of plants are planted close to each other so that the greens receive sunlight only from the top and grow upwards than sideways. As a result, the plantation becomes approximately 30 times denser, grows 10 times faster and becomes maintenance-free after a span of 3 years.

राइज फाउंडेशन ने ब्रह्मा अपार्टमेंट में द्वारका का पहला  मियावाकी वन लगया था। ये पर्यावरण संरक्षण की राह में पॉजिटिव कदम है। 

लेकिन हम सब देश वासियों को देश के सघन वनों को कम से कम क्षति पहुँचाने  की कोशिश करनी चाहिए।  मियावाकी  वनों का तभी लाभ सही अर्थों में होगा, जब देश के सघन वन प्रदेश व जैव विविधता संरक्षित रहेगी।  देश को 33%वन कुल भूभाग में संरक्षित रखने और उसको बढ़ाने का बीड़ा उठाना होगा।  विकास का मॉडल हिमालय समेत पूरे देश के वनों व प्राकृतिक संसाधनों को संरक्षित करने का हो ऐसी  आवाज उठानी है। विकास आज बहुत सहज हो चला है। लेकिन वन प्रान्तर एक लंबी उद्विकास की  प्रक्रिया के माध्यम से पनपता है। 

इसके लिए हम सब को एक साथ आगे आना है। जितने सघन वन देश में होंगे ,उतना ही वातावरण शुद्ध और स्वछ होगा। प्राकृतिक वैविध्य ही पर्यावरण की असली कुंजी है।

देश तभी विकसित सही अर्थों में होगा, जब देश जल जंगल जमीन संरक्षित रहेंगे। हम सब देश वासियों को हिमालय में 3000 मीटर की ऊंचाई से ऊपर वाले क्षेत्रों को विशेष रूप से संरक्षित रखने और उनमें कम से कम मानव गतिविधियों व निर्माण  के मॉडल को अपनाना ही होगा।   आज हिमालय के हज़ारों प्राकृतिक स्रोत  सूखने के कगार पर है। इस बात को हम हमेशा याद रखे।  इसलिए चिपको आंदोलन का ये नारा सदैव हम सभी को प्रेरणा देता रहेगा। 

क्या हैं जंगल के उपकार, मिट्टी, पानी और बयार। मिट्टी, पानी और बयार, जिन्दा रहने के आधार।

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For Miyawaki Urban Forest, you can reach Rise Foundation at +91 9717764262 or email us at

Let’s Do it India, ready for World Clean Up day 2022

On 7th Sept 2022, Lets’ Do it India, Campaign (for clean water, water conservation and Ganga Bachao) calls all National Leaders who are either into Environment protection or somehow connected with the movement under Ministry of Jal Shakti Ministry, #UN (environment), #AIESEC

Mr. Madhukar Varshney from Rise Foundation is also got appreciation for their untired efforts in the field of environment protection.

Have you marked 17th September on your calendars? 🔥

We are set to clean the world, one place at a time. World Clean Up Organisation is on a mission to revive our planet.

Become a part of Let’s Do it India, join us on World CleanUp Day, on 17th September, this year.

About Let’s Do it India:

“Let’s Do It India is the Indian chapter of ‘Let’s Do It World’ organisation which aims to reduce the problem of illegally dumped waste in our country and conduct regular cleanup activities. An important motive of Let’s Do It India is to promote a greater understanding of the connections between people and their environment and to encourage creative thinking through hands-on education on waste management. We empower our community to protect and preserve the environment through environmental education and creative exploration. World Cleanup Day is the largest one-day peacetime civic action against waste aiming to raise awareness of the global mismanaged waste crisis and its impact on the environment.”

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Kanganheri Village witnessed Miyawaki Afforestation on Independence Day

On occassion of Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav of 75 years of Indian Independence day. Team Rise Foundation established another Miyawaki Urban Forest in Kanganheri Village Near Dwarka.

आज 14 August को आजादी का अमृत महोत्सव के उपलक्ष्य में राइज फाउंडेशन टीम ने कंगनहेरी गांव (द्वारका के पास) , में मियावाकि तकनीक से urban फारेस्ट लगाया। इसमें कंगनहेरी के निवासियों का सहयोग रहा।इस प्रोजेक्ट में 1500 वर्ग फ़ीट क्षेत्र में 500 पौधे (देसी प्रजाति के)लगाए गए- जिसमे नीम, जामुन, गुड़हल, कनेर, फाइकस, नींबू, आम, बांस, पापड़ी, पीपल, सहजन, बेलपत्र, अमलतास, ढाक इत्यादि थे। जो उचित देखभाल के बाद 3 वर्ष में एक जंगल का रूप ले लेंगे । इस तरह के छोटे छोटे जंगल पर्यावरण की पारिस्थितिकीय प्रणाली को बचाने में सहायक होंगे।।

इस मुहिम में राइज फाउंडेशन के मार्गदर्शन में इन सभी संस्थाओ का सहयोग व महत्वपूर्ण योगदान रहा-
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दिल्ली में इस तरह की मुहिम की जरूरत है , इससे दिल्ली की हवा को साफ करने में मदद मिलेगा।

अगर आप अपने क्षेत्र में ऐसा कोई फारेस्ट लगवाना चाहते हैं तो राइज फाउंडेशन से 9717764262 पर सम्पर्क कर सकते है।

Compost vs Fertilizer for Kitchen Garden

Both compost and fertilizers are essential for a healthy kitchen garden or your plants. To get the best from your soil, it needs healthy organic activity and elemental chemical composition. But are the two products, compost and fertilizer, work in same manner?

Amending your soil with compost provides many more nutrients and benefits than fertilizers can and, its sustainable!

Nutrients – What Plants Need and Why!

Plants, like other living things need nutrients to keep growing. Most fertilizer packages list three plant nutrients-nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (N-P-K, in that order);

Nitrogen(N) (Source: Air/Soil) spurs on leafy growth. With too much nitrogen, some plants will not flower; too little (deficiency) and plants may have pale-green or yellowish older leaves or yellow-white leaves.

Nitrogen deficiency symptoms in plants. source

Phosphorus(P) (Source: Soil) encourages good blooming and root development. Too little phosphorus will cause stunted plant growth and purplish younger leaves.

Phosphorous deficiency in tomato leaf. source

Potassium (K)(Source: Soil) is directly involved in photosynthesis (the process of converting sunlight to energy). It also encourages disease resistance and sturdy stems. Without enough potassium, a plant may have yellowish or spotted older leaves.Older leaves in the plants can show curled or necrotic margins (premature death of living cells).

However, there are many more, commonly called micronutrients. Find belw the most important ones:

Calcium(Ca) (Source: Soil) promotes strong cells and root growth. Plants take up calcium during water movement within the plant and its evaporation from aerial parts such as leaves. Environmental conditions, such as heat or drought, may make it difficult for some plants to absorb calcium. If plants don’t get enough calcium, they may drop blossoms, show yellow edges on young leaves, or have curled leaves. Its deficiency can cause shoots and root tips to die off.

Calcium deficiency on new leaves. source

Sulfur (S) (Source: Soil) is necessary for the formation of chlorophyll (the green pigment in plants that converts light to energy). It promotes healthy roots and lowers soil pH. Without enough sulfur, a plant’s new leaves may appear yellowed. Deficiencies are uncommon, however. If there is a deficiency, it results into overall yellowing of the plant.

It’s necessary to note the difference between magnesium and manganese, as some people tend to get them confused. While both magnesium and manganese are essential minerals, they have very different properties.

Magnesium(Mg) (Source: Soil) is a part of the chlorophyll molecule. Acidic, sandy soils often contain less magnesium than alkaline, humus-rich, or clay soils. Too much nitrogen or potassium may make it difficult for plants to absorb magnesium. Plants that are lacking in magnesium will become pale green or yellow. A plant with a magnesium deficiency will show signs of yellowing first on the older leaves near the bottom of the plant.

Magnesium deficiency symptoms. source

Manganese (Mn) (Source: Soil) is not a part of chlorophyll. The symptoms of manganese deficiency are remarkably similar to magnesium because manganese is involved in photosynthesis. Leaves become yellow and there is also interveinal chlorosis.

However, manganese is less mobile in a plant than magnesium so the symptoms of deficiency appear first on young leaves. It’s always best to get a sample to determine the exact cause of the symptoms.

Manganese deficiency symptoms. source

Iron(Fe) (Source: Soil) is more available to plants if the soil is acidic. Lowering the soil pH (by adding organic matter or Sulfur) may be more beneficial than adding more iron. Since iron is also associated with chlorophyll, a lack of iron may result in stunted plant growth and younger leaves turning yellow. The yellowing often starts at the edges and spreads inward.

Chlorine(Cl) (Source: Soil) is important to plant metabolism and influences water movement within the plant. Too little chlorine is rare. Too much chlorine is more common, especially around swimming pools, and results in brown leaf tips. Entire leaves may turn yellow and fall from the plant.

Chlorine deficiency symptoms. source

Zinc(Zn) (Source: Soil) helps the plant use sugars, which influence plant size and growth rate. Without enough zinc in the soil, the plant leaves may be smaller than usual or have puckered-looking edges.

Zinc deficiency symptoms. source

Boron(B) (Source: Soil) influences how plants use and absorb other nutrients. Too little boron in the soil may cause dead or deformed new growth or unusually brittle leaves. Plants require very little boron, however.

Copper(Cu) (Source :Soil) is a part of many proteins and is important to plant reproduction. When plants lack copper, their younger leaves may be misshapen or dark blue-green.

Copper deficiency in canola plants. source

Molybdenum (Mo) (Source: Soil) influences how plants use nitrogen. Plants require only minute amounts, but without enough of this mineral, plants may look as if they’re nitrogen deficient with pale-green or yellowish older leaves.

Molybdenum deficiency symptoms in a cauliflower leaf. source

Compost contains not only N-P-K, but also ALL the micronutrients as well!. Supply of sufficient and efficient balanced nutrition is important for plants optimal growth.

So these are the major nutrient deficiencies and their symptoms . We hope this information will be useful for many of you.