“How can you reforest with your hands while deforesting with your mouth? – Aviram, Founder of Sadhana Forest
Sadhana Forest is such a wonderful organization, it’s hard to decide where to begin with why we are so excited to support them!
We selected them to receive all Climate Action Discount Card funds raised this October and November because of their amazing work restoring and protecting beautiful forested land in India, Haiti, and Kenya while prioritizing human unity and connection. Sadhana Forest is committed to teaching others about sustainable living and food security through “ecological transformation, wasteland reclamation, and veganism.”
They started Sadhana Forest in Auroville, India, in December 2003, when it was totally barren land. By 2014, there were over 29 thousand trees, and even the most depleted soil was restored enough to have a 70% (and higher) plant survival rate. They are planting native species, securing water, and teaching the community all about sustainable living.
Over time, they have cultivated relationships with locals and neighbouring communities, and have even helped empower young children to take part in sustainable living and forest restoration. We love to support this kind of education for children! What an amazing world it will be if we have children who have grown up learning how to protect our environment by living sustainably.
Additionally, they were internationally recognized in 2010 with a third place Humanitarian Water and Food Award. This award shows the high quality of ecological restoration that Sadhana Forest is committed to.
Since 2010, they have expanded to Haiti where they have planted 80,000 food bearing trees with the ability to feed 70,000 people. Their newest project is in Kenya, in a place called Samburu County. Their project is to grow food forests to “help promote food security in an area that is often affected by droughts and malnutrition.”
Thank you, Sadhana Forest, for helping to restore the beautiful life on this planet, and helping the youngest generation take part in making our future a healthier and more sustainable one. We love and admire your commitment to human unity through compassionate and sustainable living.
To learn more about Sadhana Forest, please visit their website here: https://sadhanaforest.org/
Had you heard of Sadhana Forest before? What do you think of their work? We’d love to hear your thoughts!
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