Restoring the Tansa Valley One Tree at a Time
We are all experiencing the reality that global climate change is no longer a future problem, that it is accelerating at a pace like never before, and that now is the time to act.
India is not immune to global warming. Its effects include deforestation, desertification, and pollution of air, water, and the environment.
Deforestation is threatening the Tansa Valley’s ecosystem and its resident’s health and livelihoods. PRASAD Chikitsa is taking a community-driven approach to restoring and preserving the Valley. We are expanding our Tree Planting Program to reverse deforestation and escalating our efforts to raise awareness and engagement among community members.
PRASAD Chikitsa organized a public awareness program for Women’s Self-Help Groups (SHGs) in Hadalpada hamlet to celebrate World Environment Day on environmental conservation and sustainable forest dwelling.
PRASAD Chikitsa arranged a tree planting day in collaboration with the forest department and several SHGs as a follow-up. Thirty-seven women planted 500 saplings in one day – a great example of teamwork! This was women’s first Social Forestry activity toward sustaining and conserving the forest. Each woman also agreed to plant ten trees annually to help restore the forest in her community.
We urgently need your support to continue this work. Our goal is to plant 50,000 trees by January 2024. Will you join us?
A monthly gift of $20 will allow our Social Forestry initiative to plant and care for 120 saplings in public places, along roadsides, and at local schools. When you support PRASAD’s Social Forestry project, your contribution is much more than a gift; it’s an investment in the future of our planet.
Dr. M. Cecilia Escarra