My son is very clever at origami. I just love these mulberry leaf origami birds he made for his art assignment last week. I wish I had half his talent…
I have posted before about the wonderful Green Sakthi environmental programme that is occurring at the Sripuram Ashram I stay at each year in India. It is overseen by a gorgeous friend of mine Nathalie Latham.
This wonderful video shows Part 1 of the thoughtful “green” movement that is happening in India. For more information go to 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.
My talented, musical friend, Ross Green of Music Seeds International, has created these two new wonderful videos. Ross is an expert at composing music with children about topics that are meaningful to the children themselves. He has been in India for three months recording this footage and writing the song with the children. The videos capture delightfully how children in India at the Sri Narayani Vidyalaya School are starting a “green revolution” and want to clean up India. The first is in English and the second extended version is in Tamil.
It is such an important cause. I would really appreciate it if you could please share the link with your friends and family and spread the Green Sakthi message:
More on Green Sakthi to come in future posts.