While on an assignment with a wildlife documentary production house in Bangalore, a city of over 11 million people, I stumbled on lakes, parks, sports fields, and many unexpected pockets of nature in which we co-exist and thrive on an everyday basis. This struck a chord, being, where we come from, who we are, what we do, and how we see ourselves may appear to set us oceans apart. Yet, when we come together around the simple beauty and benefits that the outdoors provides us, we experience something universal. It has the power to challenge, inspire and restore us, every single day. Footnote.world was born and continues to evolve with this concept as the starting point. It underlies everything we do and aspire to. – Rupa Saumil , Founder
May 8, 2020: Footnote.world was founded in May 2020 as a social platform to share stories of everyday people with a spotlight on the benefits and beauty experienced from outdoor activities. While the platform continues to seek out and share outdoor activities and adventures that inspire, several story contributions have organically propelled our awareness into deeper research and shaping of Footnote’s initiatives. We remain thankful to every one of the contributors on our story platform to have graciously shared their outdoor experiences with us, probono.
December 2020: End of the year pilot updates and initiatives for 2021 are outlined on our Programs page.
February 2021: Current work under progress to formalize a core group of advisory members coming together by 3rd quarter of 2021 with the priority to establish programmatic sustainability and depth of interventions.
Footnote.world is not a Corporate or an NGO currently. We do not crowdsource funds, do not solicit funds on a 1:1 basis, do not accept donations, and do not administer any financial transactions from the general public for any of our initiatives.