Design for Good
Agency tbwa/india
Brief In Jan 2015 The Bombay Municipal Corporation issued the Draft Development Plan 2034. A document that sought to hack down the Last Lung of Mumbai, called Aarey Colony. As per the plan 1619 hectares of jungle land (5 times the size of Central Park, New York) would be cut down to 232 hectares (14% of current size) to make way for roads, malls and business parks. Mumbaikars were infuriated.
Our campaign draws inspiration from the ancient Hindu festival of Raksha (protect) Bandhan (relationship). It’s a festival celebrated by a billion Indians every year, where men pledge to protect their sisters against all evil. The sister in turn ties a knot of protection or RAKHI on the wrist of her brother to seal this bond of love and loyalty.
On World Forestry Day we launched @RakhisFromAarey. We mailed Rakhis and letters to the Prime Minister of India, Chief Minister of the state and legend Amitabh Bachchan asking them for protection. Thousands of other Rakhis and letters asked the country for protection. On ground activation and encouraged citizens to send Rakhis. Our idea inspired India to protect Mother Nature.

Rakhis from Aarey