Reforestation Work in Auroville, Tamil Nadu, India


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Sadhana ForestAuroville, Tamil Nadu 605101IN


About

Our main project is the reforestation of 70 acres of severely eroded land. We are working to re-create the Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest indigenous to our area. This forest type is found only in Southern India and Sri Lanka and provides a rare biological richness due to its very high species abundance (over 1000 species of trees, shrubbery and liana). The Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest is now close to total extinction as only 0.01% survives. This is a last moment effort to keep this very rich and beautiful Forest on earth. As part of our reforestation effort we are also working on water conservation and soil management.

We practice an eco-friendly way of life including veganism, alternative construction, solar energy, biodegradable toiletries, and compost toilets.

Volunteers mainly plant, mulch, and water trees during the season, work on water conservation in the forest and around the community, cook, clean, maintain the community area, and spend time with local and community kids.

Free facilities for volunteers include a small swimming pool, free 24/7 unlimited access to the Internet with your own device, four hours each day (excluding Fridays) of AC power to charge electrical items (sun permitting), a small collection of books, the use of several bicycles, and a playground for children. There are also daily workshops offered that are run by our volunteers and vary each week and can be anything from yoga, to Caporeia, to non-violent communication, to arts and crafts, and much much more!

Skills

  • Child Development
  • Environmental Education
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Gardening
  • Botany

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

N/A

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