This article was published on: 05/15/15 10:26 AM
As part of Earth Day Network-India’s शहर GREEN करो – It’s Our Turn to Lead Contest the Dilbir Foundation planted 100 Banyan trees around the city of Amritsar, a city in the north Indian state of Punjab, as an initiative for creating green spaces.
Motivated by Earth Day Network’s commitment to planting trees, through the Canopy Project, the Dilbir Foundation has developed a year-round goal to green Amritsar beyond Earth Day, that will focus on plantation drives, area makeovers, and environmental sustainability awareness campaigns. Plantation drives will continue during the coming monsoon season, typically between late May and early October, to plant native varieties of fruit trees. These efforts will be undertaken with community collaboration.
“It is the next generation that will inherit the Earth. Innovative youth awareness campaigns and formation of eco-groups at schools and colleges shall define our activity throughout the year,” says Gunbir Singh, President of the Dilbir Foundation. Educating students is at the core of ensuring a climate literate generation that will form policies and develop practices for a healthier planet and people.
Earth Day Network awarded the Dilbar Foundation with a Certificate of Excellence for their work during Earth Month and their continued effort to make Earth Day Every Day.
Bravo or Chak De to the Dilbir Foundation for their efforts in greening Amritsar.
Check out all their photos here.