Green India ~ Green Sakthi…

When I was in India last year I became a member of a wonderful initiative called “Green Sakthi”.

“At Sri Narayani Peedam there are many environmental projects. In August 2012, Sri Sakthi Amma inaugurated these projects under one name : GREEN SAKTHI. To mark the launch of GREEN SAKTHI former Indian President Abdul Kalam and Sri Sakthi Amma donated 600 000 fruit bearing saplings to over 2000 local villages. These trees will provide clean air, shade and homes for animals as well as provide fruit, an economic benefit to the villagers.

GREEN SAKTHI now includes : Afforestation (SAAP), Local Tree Planting, Green Belt Area (SAGAR), Tree- Nursery, Tree donations to local organisations, Green Sakthi Club (environment-awareness programs in local schools), EXNORA (the award-winning zero waste management program), Bio-Gas plant, Water Sewerage Treatment Plant, Volunteers Program and soon-to-be launched: a Monthly Newsletter.” (excerpt taken from Beloved Narayani).

Green Sakthi plants trees in rural india with care. So far, 700 000+ trees have been planted locally… last year they donated 600 000 fruit-bearing trees to local villages.

During my time at the ashram last year I helped my delightful friend Reema to conduct some “Green Sakthi” lessons at the Sri Narayani Vidyalaya School. This thoughtful program was created by the beautiful and special Nathalie Latham who oversees Green Sakthi. Her energy and vibrant personality has helped to make Green Sakthi a great success. Reema and I created a tree with the children. The children wrote on the leaves of the tree all the things they could do to improve their immediate environment e.g. picking up rubbish.

To help support Green Sakthi please contact Nathalie at Green Sakthi.

8 thoughts on “Green India ~ Green Sakthi…

  1. There are many small projects to help the environment and people. It is a pity many people don’t have any respect for the nature and the environment. Plants and trees are needed for as well human beeings as animals. When I walked in the park in East of Kailash, South Delhi this morning, I wondered howcome so many people throw away their garbage on the ground instead of throwing it in the garbage bins which are there! Unfortunately many people don’t see the beauty of it, allthough there were 2 man, making some pics with their cellphone. When I was young we learned at school to throw away garbage in the bins, we also went with school to the beach and forest to clean up, it is a matter of learning, I guess. We also had treeplanting programms, every kid could plant a new tree.
    Gladly they try to ban the plastic bags, In Pushkar we got cotton bags, made from ‘left overs’ from the clothing factory. I know in my country there are ‘plastic bags’ produced out of corn environmental clean.
    Let’s hope the youth will learn better things and help to improve the environment and lifestyle! Every small project is a good initiative.

  2. Your other blog is amazing..very creative stuff..and I liked the peacock feather picture alot…and I really like the peacock color so much..its so much attractive. Nice Blog!!

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