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Do you know about Piplantri village, where villagers hv been planting 111 saplings on the birth of a daughter? Once a barren land, it now has 3.5lakh trees & the water level has improved phenomenally, exorcising the curse of drought? No? #HowDareYou ? gulfnews.com/world/asia/ind…
Do you know about Moirangthem Loiya, who single-handedly planted a 300-acre forest with hard work of 17 years? No? #HowDareYou ?
Do you know of Jadav Payeng, 'the forest man of India', who began planting saplings along a dry sandbar in 1979 and raised a 550 hectares of forest all by himself along the Brahmaputra river in Johrat, Assam? No? #HowDareYou ? thehindu.com/sci-tech/energ…
Have you heard of Anand Negi, the 'desert healer', who took early retirement from his job as a bureaucrat & used his personal savings to create a green expanse of more than 160 acres in a cold desert? o? #HowDareYou ? downtoearth.org.in/coverage/deser…
You might have heard of 107-yr old 'mother of trees', conservationist Saalumarada Thimmakka, who was awarded Padma Shri this year for her undying effort of planting thousands of trees. No? #HowDareYou ? indiatimes.com/news/india/300…
Do you know that actor Atul Kulkarni started forestation of a 24-acre barren land around a decade back. He also promoted energy conservation program Young Energy Savers to create awareness in schools, & dsnt use AC, microwave, washing machine, wood furniture. No? #HowDareYou ?
Have you heard of geologist Lingaraju Yale, who along with his team of 20 volunteers, has revived 25 rivers in Maharashtra, 3 in Karnataka, 4 in Tamil Nadu and 1 one in Kerala since 2013? No? #HowDareYou ?
Have you heard of Avni Singh, son of an IAF officer, who solved water woes in 500 villages of India, & also helped in boosting the food output of non-irrigated farms & providing sanitation in rural homes? No? #HowDareYou ? thebetterindia.com/195698/madhya-…
There are many such heroes quietly going about environment conversation. Sorry to all those I cdnt include in this thread. I hv also excluded many orgs, which do great work. So, when I see world going gaga over a noisemaker, ignoring all these ppl, I want to ask #HowDareYou ?
Pls add to this thread details of environment conservationists (individuals) from your countries, who go about caring for mother earth without much noise/limelight. And if anyone next asks you #HowDareYou , show them this thread.
*conservation 😬
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