Environmental Safety & Protection Program, Chennai
The number of people living in urban areas has crossed 50 percent and is increasing dramatically. As a result of human in-migration to urban areas, the environmental impact of urbanization has had catastrophic effects on the environment and climate. This forms a vicious cycle, as deteriorating environment leads to increased poverty as it affects the food supply availability.
Increasing tree cover in urban areas can help to mitigate some of the negative impacts of urbanization and make cities more resilient to extreme climate events locally. We need to develop cities in environmentally sustainable manner, so both the natural and the man-made environment are protected and co-exist harmoniously.
HOPE foundation, Chennai is working for the protection of the environment. Our mission is to sensitise and empower people to resuscitate nature and live in an environment conducive to human well-being and shield the natural environment from more impairment.
HOPE foundation, Chennai is collaborating with CRISIL Foundation from April 2015 in a massive ‘Tree Plantation Drive’ in different parts of Chennai. The program is for three years and till now we have planted 400 trees in Velachery, Kuppam Beach, Kotturpuram and Elliots Beach in Besant Nagar and other places.
A survey was carried out before the planting of trees. This included the identification of potential areas for planting, keeping in mind the natural tree species that grow here and its ecology. Chennai Municipal Corporation became one of our stake holders and with their cooperation we were fruitful in implementing this program. Its delightful to see that the trees have taken a strong root and is expected to flourish in a few years.
*In 2018, an additional 100 tree saplings were planted with the support of CRISIL Foundation in which CRISIL’s employees also got involved.
Donor: CRISIL Foundation
Flat No1A, 1st Floor, Sindur Prestige Point,
Old No.14, New No.33, Kasturibai Nagar,
1st Main Road, Adyar, Chennai- 600 020
Contact Person: Mrs. Malarvili Prabath
Email id: [email protected]
Phone: +91 9381046671