SUGi
India

Aurangabad

Green Schools

100 Schools, 100 Forests

School
Miyawaki Method
Urban

Our mission is to create dense native Miyawaki forests across 100 sites in schools and institutions in Aurangabad (rural) to build green-lungs for the schools and villages – Harit Maharashtra Abhiyan. The uniqueness of this program comes from the democratisation of knowledge about the Miyawaki Method. We’ll train a team to oversee the implementation of these forests, as well as teams for each school to implement the Miyawaki Method effectively.

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Sustainability projects in schools in India.

66,000

Trees

20,000

Square meters

36

Native Species

a dirt field
Saplings placed on the ground to be planted at Zilla Parishad Primary School, Kaygaon, Gangapur.
a green forest
After six months of growth at Zilla Parishad Primary School, Kaygaon, Gangapur.

“94% of Marathwada’s land area has no green cover. This poses a serious challenge to sustainable development.Our mission is to bring everybody in Marathwada together to plant neighborhood forests.in This effort can help the planet as a whole and prevent local natural disasters like drought, floods and landslides. We must remember that the little drops of water, the little grains of sand make a mighty ocean and the massive land.”

Praveen Srivastava, CCF & Dy. DG of Social Forestry dept (Marathwada region)

a dirt field with green saplings
Saplings placed on the ground to be planted at Zilla Parishad primary school, Jayakwadi utter, Paithan.
a man stands next to green trees
The nine month old Miyawaki forest at Zilla Parishad primary school, Jayakwadi utter, Paithan.

The Mission

The mission will create dense native Miyawaki forests across 100 sites in schools and institutions in Aurangabad (rural) to build green-lungs for the schools and villages – Harit Maharashtra Abhiyan. The uniqueness of this program comes from the democratisation of knowledge about the Miyawaki Method. We’ll train a team to oversee the implementation of these forests, as well as teams for each school to implement the Miyawaki Method effectively.

people plant tree saplings
Forest planting at Zilla Parishad primary school, Kankarala, Soygaon.
kids stand in a green forest
The nine month old forest at Zilla Parishad primary school, Kankarala, Soygaon.

Schools with Impact

This program also focuses on spreading awareness about the need for native species conservation to schools. The program is designed in a way to instil ownership of the forests and the impact that the school will make through nurturing it to maturity.

Restore biodiverse ecosystems in schools in India.
Restore ecosystems in Indian schools
August 31, 2021: celebrating the one year old forest at Zilla Parishad Primary School Bramhgavhan, Paithan block, Aurangabad.

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