The GreenAcres campaign aims at securing 20 plots crucial for the immediate future of the Auroville's Greenbelt. One year of the campaign now makes a first acquisition possible - but this can be but a beginning step! Today, 60% of the Greenbelt surrounding the City Area - and protecting it - still needs to be purchased. Join us to get this precious land now!
a dedicated website with an online sales facility is nearing completion for ART FOR AUROVILLE LAND. It will offer the over 60 donated works to date - with more being contributed on an ongoing basis – to an audience radiating out from Auroville to the international web of Auroville friends and well-wishers. Enthusiasm and generosity - from Auroville & Ashram artists and from buyers - has been most encouraging!
GreenAcres started off just a year ago as a campaign for 20 priority plots in the Greenbelt. We are happy to announce that a tiny bit more of Auroville will manifest with the donations which have come in! This update is meant to encourage all of Auroville's friends to promote GreenAcres with their green contacts in India and abroad to develop support for Auroville’s ecological work from like-minded organizations and potential donors!
On August 15, 2014, Acres for Auroville initiated A4A Phase 1 to fundraise for the Matrimandir Area & the International Zone. Our fundraising goal was met in one year, encouraging us to widen our aspiration and launch A4A PHASE 2: The 4 Zones of Auroville’s City Area. Now, it is our great pleasure to announce A4A’s second consecutive year of fundraising success! Our Mother’s Symbol Success Barometer is now 100% golden filled by over 300 donations!
The first AV Barefoot Run took place through the greenery of Auroville on Sunday April 17th with 55 runners - Aurovilians, volunteers, Ashramites, friends from Pondicherry and Chennai and even from Tirupati! The 10-kilometer route wound through Auroville's forests, with proceeds going to the GreenAcres campaign for more land purchase and greening of Auroville's land.
The Land Board is dynamic on many fronts, with a full roster of activities: negotiation for land acquisition (purchase and exchange), accurate mapping of land, updating of land records, legal issues in concert with various governmental bodies, land protection and fencing, communication. For the latest highlights, here's a brief and impressive summary.
On April 24, 1920, the Mother arrived in Pondicherry to join Sri Aurobindo. For the next 30 years, the “united two” collaborated for the establishment of a new Consciousness for humanity and the Earth. The Mother then inaugurated Auroville to anchor this new spiritual Force in Matter and through land. As she declared: “There should be somewhere upon earth a place ...”
Auroville was created to provide a ground for the spiritual consciousness of the coming future - in line with the Mother's vision and the intention of the Indian Parliament. Acres for Auroville, and its sister campaign GreenAcres, are working to acquire the missing land for a unified, consolidated, and secure Auroville. Later will be too late - the time to do it is NOW! Join us!!