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English: Green Hands

Development Story for for the Wikibook Wikibooks Development Cooperation Handbook.
Coimbatore, India February 2011

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Date Coimbatore, India February 2011
Source Own work
Author Rahulkepapa

Film-Camera.png On YouTube ⇒ Isha Foundation, Project Green Hands - playlist

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Most economists reiterate the necessity of environmental concerns for sustained economic development. But most economic actors continue to pollute and over-exploit natural resources as much as they are permitted to because they have to survive in competitive markets where external costs are passed on to the local communities and the future generations. Disappointed with the failure of governments in protecting the environment, more and more people are looking towards religion as the firm ground for educating people in environmental responsibility. Project Green Hands (PGH) is a model ecological initiative started by the Isha Foundation under the guidance of Sadhguru, a Hindu religious teacher. The goal of this project is to increase the awareness of the spiritual dimension of environmental ethics. Through this project, the Isha Foundation aims at increasing the green cover in the Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu by 10%, especially along the sea side, so that the risk of calamities like tsunami and cyclones is reduced. The team of Project Green Hands has conducted several rural and urban greening campaigns across Southern India. Over the past years, it has even partnered with the Government, with corporations, schools, colleges and NGOs for implementing various environmental initiatives. Over 2 million volunteers of the Isha Foundation have planted around 9 million trees in Tamil Nadu. The Indian Government awarded Project Green Hands the Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar, the highest award given to organizations and individuals for their contribution towards restoring and protecting the environment.


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