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Join Project Nelda today!

Nelda means champion in the Irish language and a person who lives by alder trees.

At Nelda Foundation, we understand that working for the environment is everyone’s responsibility. You can’t talk yourself out of this. Our community and environment have done so much for us, and it’s now our turn to return the favor.

We launched project Nelda in 2016 with a plan to help people plant and grow a billion trees by 2041. Nelda was founded by Vedarth Deshpande and his team at Pune. Vedarth and most of his team are not native to Pune. So when they thought of giving something back to Pune for what Pune has given them, they founded Nelda.

We invite you to join the #iamNelda campaign by participating in any environmental activities happening near you. If you’re in Pune, you can always join Nelda itself. We have year long activities for tree plantation and maintenance. Anyone can join these activities anytime. If you’re unable to join in-person, you can also donate saplings or simply share the #iamNelda campaign in your network to spread the word.

If you want to get started with us, simply call us on +919823348087 and join any of our events!


Our Mission

To make this world greener than how we found it.

Nelda's Vision

To help people plan and grow a billion trees in India by 2041.

See Nelda In Action!

Support Nelda

Donate Saplings

If you would like to donate saplings in person, you can do so in person. We can collect saplings from anywhere in Pune.

Donate Via bank

You can also donate online to support Nelda’s ongoing tree plantation projects in Pune. Even a small donation counts. 🙂

Donate in Kind

If you’d like to donate certain tools or resources we need in kind, that’s also welcome. Please get in touch.

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Trees planted and currently managed by Nelda
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Man hours contributed by Nelda Volunteers since 2016
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Total volunteers who've joined Nelda's activities