The global green cover has been rapidly decreasing over the past decade. Forests are home to many indigenous species which are critical to maintaining the balance of the ecosystem.
With an endeavour to maintain the pristine nature of the Himalayan region and bring in sustainable growth, considerable steps have been undertaken on Solar Electrification, which is one of the cleanest forms of energy leaving no carbon foot prints. This has had positive impact on all the thematic areas, since the projects have been executed from grassroot level.
Mission Green Earth
9.6 million trees were planted by The Art of Living volunteers under the Mission Green Earth initiative.
Through Mission Green Earth, a tree plantation campaign started in 2008, Art of Living planted 9.6 million trees across the globe. The activity not only helps in rejuvenating water bodies but also helps to rejuvenate air and soil.
Water is central to our existence and vital to life. The cost of rapid development, climate change and an increasing demand for water has taken a toll on our rivers. Some have even disappeared from our maps. HUM, through partner organisations like CHIRAG, is committed to work towards reviving springs in the Himalayan region.
Since 2013, thousands of our dedicated volunteers are striving to revive our drying and dying rivers. It is our mission to bring our rivers back to life and keep them free flowing, thereby solving the water crisis and making a positive impact on climate change. Impact oriented scientific methodology and our team of experts are spearheading this mammoth task.
Waste Management in the Himalayas
Waste Management is one of the most important focus areas of HUM. HUM, through partner organisations like Healing Himalayas, is committed towards setting up waste management units and conducting mass waste management drives across the Himalayas.
The Art of Living foundation has established many waste management plants in major places of worship including the Kamakhya temple in Assam. These waste management plants recycle temple flower wastes into organic compost. The project is also training unemployed youth in maintaining and operating solid waste management machines and training them to become entrepreneurs.