Planning to do your bit for the upcoming World Environment Day? Well there’s good news for you as Ola Cabs has come up with a unique initiative called ‘Plant a sapling’ straight from the Ola App.

In a bid to encourage citizens to protect and nurture the environment, Ola India, a mobile app for personal transportation, has launched a nationwide campaign which will enable anyone from across the country to ‘plant a sapling’ using the Ola mobile app. For every sapling planted by a user, Ola will plant an additional sapling.


All users who participate will also get a digital certificate mentioning the location of theirsapling, which can help them identify their tree years later. This initiative is in association with Sustainable Green Initiative (SGI), an organisation that has constantly been working against climate change.

And here are the very simple steps:

Step 1: Open the Ola App between 4 th – 8 th June 2015

Step 2: Click on the Ola Money Section

Step 3: Recharge Wallet with a minimum amount of Rs.100. You can recharge for any amount you want and the entire amount will be donated towards the planting of saplings.

Step 4: Check the promo code box and enter code ‘GOGREEN’

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For every Rs. 100 contributed by the user, Ola will also contribute an additional Rs. 100 which will be donated to SGI for the cause. The contributors will ab also provided with a digital certificate after 15 days.

That is not all. Ola has announced one more initiative called ‘Ride a Bike Today’, where commuters in the cities of Chennai and Bangalore can reserve a bicycle free of cost using a new ‘Bike’ icon that will appear on the Ola app. The move is aimed to promote the use of non-motorised vehicles for transportation.

So what if Delhi banned cabs. You can still plant a tree!