Auroville’s Greenbelt, with its reclaimed green land and sustainable practices, co-creates a unique, habitable city – a “City the Earth Needs”. However, burgeoning development and rapid population growth in the areas surrounding Auroville are seriously threatening its sustainability, and perhaps its future manifestation.
Auroville currently owns about 1/3 of the Greenbelt land. We need to procure vital priority plots of the remaining missing land to enable this unique ecozone to serve its function as:
Auroville’s Greenbelt provides critical life-sustaining functions. Acquisition of selected priority plots will foster immediate needs , supporting development and protection in these critical areas:
Water – Forests provide substantial water recharge – water that sustains Auroville and its bioregion
Food – Auroville has been farming organically since 1968, combining traditional knowledge and modern bio-developments. Auroville’s farms are a unique demo and training opportunity for Tamil Nadu, India and the world.
Soil – Auroville’s extraordinary work in greening an eroded plateau, restoring red laterite with afforestation and organic farming practices has made once-barren earth green and fertile, inspiring earth reclamation projects all over the world.
Bio-diversity – The Greenbelt’s organic farms and forests create a significant micro-climate, providing a rich wildlife habitat and sanctuary with an incredibly diverse life network. Natures response to care and consciousness is overwhelming.
Experiment and Knowledge Exchange – Auroville’s green expertise ranges from solar, wind energy, organic farming and earth architecture to recycling, afforestation, water conservation and more. Auroville’s green activities are widely recognized by Governmental and non-governmental institutions. See our expertise and actions at Auroville Green Practices.
Auroville will celebrate 50 years of existence in 2018. It is one of the most successful land reclamation projects on the entire planet. An on-going miracle, it’s a ray of light that can represent hope for a seeking world.
Join in to further develop Auroville’s unique ecozone – the need is urgent and the time is short!
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