Nancy was committed in her goal to bring a revolution in the area where she dwelled from child hood. Her father specialized in mining was a consultant to iron, gold mines and also to the oil rigs. Every day she would find workers living in hazardous conditions and wondered how life could be bettered for the family members..
One day she meets Joe an Environment Specialist in a meet arranged in her college. Joe is a happy go lucky guy who loves to plant trees. He is in love with nature and by nature adventurous.
Joe “Nancy – the coals have made you pale in your life.. enjoy nature.. come out of those glum thoughts and just be in nature, The trees, the flowers, the sky..”
Nancy “Joe, half of these worker’s lives in mine.. No oxygen too…”
Joe ponders for a while and gives Nancy a sapling..
Joe “Can you plant this sapling near a mine?’
Nancy “Hey there are rules. We cannot damage the mine terrain”
Joe “Exactly.. Mines in USA, White Ash, White Pines when planted did very well”
Nancy “Anything better idea?”
Joe “Recreational Picnic for the Mine Worker”
Nancy likes the idea
Nancy along with Joe set up a recreational picnic programs for workers..
The program has a mandatory ECO PLEDGE program where Joe demonstrates Tree Plantation and together a family takes a pledge to plant 1 tree in any part of the world preferably in own society
Two years latter Nancy finds her match in Mike who is wild life conservation officer in a forest
Joe is sullen during the marriage function as he never realized when he started loving Nancy
He regrets not saying Nancy ‘I LOVE YOU’ ever.. Plantations were his life and here his heart feels barren.
Nancy “Joe – am handing over this venture to you, me and my husband moving to Africa on my husband’s assignment”
3 months latter. Joe gets a letter from Mike “Nancy is dead. Can you inform her parents”
Joe is shocked. He never dreamt this would happen.. He rushes to Africa..
In Africa he meets Mike
Mike “We could not save Nancy – she unnecessarily got into controversy with the local head who wanted to cut forests for a new resort”
Joe “So you are aware of even the murderers?”
Mike “I cannot do anything.. sorry. this land is different. Here rule books don’t apply. Dense forest, no employment opportunities, they would prefer to be in mines then in these forest areas living with animals”
Joe “I want to lodge a police complaint”
Mike “You can.. but am not going to fight any case. Am a government officer on deputation”
Joe lodges a complaint
The local head “I too want to put a complaint. “
Head “Unemployment leads to drug trafficking, prostitution, all type of crimes, even slaves emerge from here.. and you feel tree plantation is important when human’s itself don’t have any value”
Joe “Tree plantation is my passion, my own source of thought.. had you met me earlier I could have given solution to Nancy and you”
Head “What solution?”
Joe “Make an eco friendly resort within deep forest.. cutting bare minimum tree”
Head ‘Good point.. but now Nancy is gone. Not sure who killed her”
Joe returns back to USA and pens
“In Eco System to balance the same we have humans, animals, reptiles, insects, plants, water, air and earth. We never think of all aspects together and it leads to imbalance. So in case someone is cutting tree somewhere, let a new tree emerge somewhere else. Society environment needs to be evaluated in right perspective. I do love trees, I love plants, I love greenery but the world needs solutions to common man problems and in those problems too, how we preserve plantations is what eco pledge all about”
Nancy never knew her life itself would be sacrificed for this cause of Eco Pledge and Joe never realized that Eco Pledge would face such hardships..