Our natural resources are getting polluted rampantly. So much that we even lack access to clean drinking water, chemical-free produce, and clean air. Environmental degradation is not only bad for us, it is also bad for the economy. Estimates suggest that environmental degradation costs India $80 billion per year, roughly 6% of its GDP.
We want to turn the situation around. Inspired by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s vision, volunteers from around the world have initiated several projects to combat several serious and huge environmental crisis. Projects include large-scale tree plantations carried out under Mission Green Earth, the revival of dried rivers, cleaning polluted rivers, temple waste management, and natural farming that preserves soil quality. Our projects mostly revolve around conserving natural resources and securing rural livelihoods in the process.
70 rivers and their tributaries are being rejuvenated to counter our nation’s impending water crisis.
We need to protect the environment - this is our ﬁrst and foremost duty as citizens of this world. If we take care of the environment, it will take care of us and bring us health, prosperity and happiness.- Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar