Green Saviours- 3 years in service of Mother Nature

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The Green Saviours team which conducted its first plantation drive on 10th April 2016, completes 3 years of dedicated service to mother nature. Over the past 158 Sundays, the team has been engaged in a series of activities ranging from tree plantation and maintenance to sapling making, roadside sapling harvesting, transplantation of trees and making Mini Forests. The team has planted over 16000 saplings with survival of over 75% across 63 sites including 6 Mini Forests.

Started with the objective of restoring the greenery in and around Belagavi, the team has evolved from avenue plantation to dense plantation using the Miyawaki Method. In this method the team plants and nurtures around 1000+ trees in a plot of 3500 sqft which creates a self-sustaining forest in a span of 2 years. They have received technical support from Mr. Shubhendu Sharma of Afforestt, Bengaluru.

The team with around 40 members has been ably assisted by volunteers from various educational institutions in the city. Green Saviours initiatives are funded by social organizations like the Rotary and Lions Club. Local industrialists who have contributed to their cause include Shanti Iron and Steel, Pragati Engineering and Enerzi Microwave Systems. CSR funding from EuroMonitor has also provided impetus to the cause. The saplings are provided by the Department of Forestry. Local educational institutions including Bharatesh Group of Institutions, KLE Society and IMER have provided logistical support in the form of buses for travel. Green Saviours have also set up a sapling nursery at Shivaji Colony where they nurture 7000+ saplings and they have also set up a maintenance team to take care of the planted trees.

Green Saviours 150th drive, Feb 17th 2019. 1250 saplings Mini Forest at Camp.
Green Saviours 150th drive, Feb 17th 2019. 1250 saplings Mini Forest at Camp.

Green Saviours have successfully completed the first phase of the Eco-Soldier initiative under which they educated students at KLS Public School regarding tree plantation and climate change. The students also made saplings which are being nurtured at the school to support the Green Saviours effort.

Having acquired the fundamental skills for afforestation, the Green Saviours now seek to take the plantation initiatives to the villages in the Western Ghats from the upcoming monsoon season.

Commemorating 3 years of dedicated work and togetherness, the Green Saviours extend an invitation to all Belgaumites to join the cause. For details contact: 96113 13919

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