• NAME:-

    Sameer Majali
  • EMAIL:-

    greensaviours2016@gmail.com
  • MOBILE:-

    9611313919
  • ADDRESS:-

    Kedar Building 2nd Cross, Vidyanagar, Angol, Belagavi 590006

Subject:-

Green Saviours Association

Story:-

 

The failure of the monsoons in 2015 had led to an acute shortage of water in the region of Belagavi in North Karnataka. In order to effect a long term solution to the problem, a group of concerned individuals met on 3rd April 2016 and resolved to undertake tree plantation. The childhood learning of trees playing a contributory role in tapping and creating rain bearing clouds served as the inspiration. The team of 20 individuals assembled at an educational campus and conducted the first plantation drive on 10th April 2016. The "Green Saviours Association" was born. Over the three and a half years that have followed the Green Saviours have conducted plantation drives across more than 60 sites in the region and accomplished plantation and maintenance of over 22000 trees with a survival rate of nearly 75 percent. Plantation and maintenance activities have been performed for 176 consecutive Sundays. Over the years the team has experimented with several methods of dense plantation including the Miyawaki Method of plantation in an attempt to scale up the efforts. Having established 7 Mini Forests with encouraging success in terms of survival rates, the Green Saviours have also established a Nursery of over 6000 saplings for captive consumption. In 2019 the Green Saviours commenced "Rewilding the Wild", a project that seeks to restore forest ecosystems in the Western Ghats. With over 50 regular members assisted by volunteers from local educational institutions and social organizations, the Green Saviours are all set to embrace the challenges of this capital intensive endeavour in an attempt to restore the climate in the region to its long lost glory. Financial support from individuals, local businesses, CSR funding support and contributions from social organizations have assisted the journey thus far. The best time to plant a tree was yesterday and this yesterday was ages ago but "better late than never". The rapid and incessant destruction of forest ecosystems to make way for infrastructural developments or agricultural has left no corner of the globe untouched. The Green Saviours initiative is a life time dedication to making this a better planet for the future generations.

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