UN Sustainable Development Goal 15; Protect, Restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
The entire ecosystem i.e. the interaction of all living species, climate, weather and natural resources that affect human survival and economic activity makes up our environment. We face various environmental issues and need to work as effective earth saviors.
As earth saviors, the first thought that strikes the mind is to have as many trees as possible because trees not only absorb carbon dioxide but also absorb pollutant gases such as nitrogen oxides, ozone, ammonia, sulfur dioxide. Trees are our main natural survival tool, as one tree alone produces enough oxygen for four people. Trees work as Natural air conditioners and are cooling cities by up to 3C. Huge Plantation Drives are carried out regularly across schools, colleges & various RWAs every year by our Foundation to help increase the Green cover of Delhi-NCR.
Urban parks are also called the “Lungs of the city”. Under a JSL CSR initiative we are restoring, maintaining and developing an urban park in Hisar, Haryana. Along with traditional methods like plantation, water harvesting, composting, landscaping, few new innovative ideas are being used at the Park. Street Art and Art installations are some highlights along with the introduction of green walls and topiary animals. The engagement of the visitors was given due attention with the installation of an Open Gym. Visitors are happy to see the efforts and this is evident in the tripling of the footfall since we started.
Taking forward the goal of a “Zero waste India”, we have a collaboration with E-Cube EPC INDIA P Ltd. and Shudh to provide waste management solutions. In Partnership we are continuously trying to achieve Zero tolerance to any kind of waste - food, dry flowers, leaves and construction debris. The process includes extensive public awareness along with treatment plants for converting the waste to useful by-products.