Auroville’s success in ecology, afforestation and organic farming is one of the most visible signs to the world of its progress, evolution, and contributions. Today 60% of the Green Belt surrounding the City still needs to be purchased.
For decades, greenworkers expected that co-existence and collaboration through projects with the village landowners who continued to farm the traditional ecological way would create an eco-zone, regardless of ownership. However, times have changed drastically in the past 10 years - “the Auroville Area” is targeted by speculators, and the village population is exploding due to mass migration to cities such as nearby Pondicherry. Well over a dozen developments that are incongruous with Auroville’s spirit already scar the Greenbelt. Over-exploitation of fragile natural resources is bound to affect Auroville and its bio-region rather soon.
The GreenAcres Campaign aims at securing 20 plots crucial for the immediate future of the Greenbelt. Auroville’s Land Board has worked hard to update data, resulting in clarifying priorities in land purchase. The GreenAcres has been designed according to the landboards priorities, and land acquisitions will have maximum impact on Auroville’s greenbelt. GreenAcres plots will actively support expansion of existing and creation of new Auroville eco developments.
The Auroville Greenbelt is a well-established Resource Center for eco-activities with projects ranging from organic farming, afforestation, biodiversity, watershed and food security, to waste recycling, ecological building, sustainable transport, solar and wind energy, and more.
The Auroville Green Portal: http://www.green.aurovilleportal.org presents a multimedia insight into some of the ongoing activities. We wish to strengthen its physical base by enhancing existing projects and starting new ones. There are detailed project proposals presented in the donor login of GreenAcres.
For donations, please specify ‘Green Acres’ via:
- Auroville Unity Fund (checks or bank transfers)
- Auroville Donation Gateway (credit or debit cards) www.auroville.com/donations/
- Auroville International Centers www.auroville-international.org.
(See COLAAP for tax deductibility)
A campaign of ‘Lands for Auroville Unified’ LFAU
Download Green Acres launch flier - English (pdf - 670.5 KB)
Download Green Acres launch flier - French (vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document - 819.7 KB)
Download Green Acres Flyer 15 August 2016 (pdf - 667.7 KB)