The increasing need for environmental conservation has become prominent in the past few years. Several organisations have started initiatives to promote environmental welfare, and have targeted one particular group–the youth. Here are five organisations that are bringing environmental awareness to schools across India!
1. Green INDIA
This organisation goes beyond mere tree plantation, to inculcate a sense of responsibility in students across BIHAR.
Says Founder, BALRAM JHA, “Tree plantation is only one part of the process. We regularly check up to see how the trees are doing, and we have a 95 percent survival rate. We eventually want the kids to go home, and teach their parents.”
Green INDIA is planning to expand its operations to schools across India. They have planted 30000 trees across BIHAR schools.
2. Green Hands
Established by the DIVYA VIKAS KIRAN , with the motive of increasing green coverage in JHARKHAND to 33 percent, Green Hands aims to plant 141 million trees across JHARKHAND, according to the stated goal of the organisation.
They have developed a Green School Movement an initiative which teaches the practical aspects of growing saplings. Instructors provide selected students from across several schools with the seeds, and the technical knowledge of how to take care of a school nursery.