Isha foundation announced strategic partnership with Suzlon Energy and EADS Inc to support Isha’s Project GreenHands to take another step towards accomplishing the herculean task of ‘Saving the Planet’.
This is an environmental initiative designed to educate public, farmers and land holders to create green belts by planting trees for India’s ecological problems. This partnership would encourage the planting and harvesting of trees for a positive change in environment.
Isha Foundation has received India’s highest environmental award, the prestigious Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar for Project GreenHands. The award was presented today by President of India, Shrimati. Pratiba Patil. This award was well received on the occasion of World Environment Day 5th June 2010 in New Delhi, hosted by the Ministry of Environment and Forests.
Isha’s Project GreenHands envisions a society that develops a simple yet deep culture of care towards the environment to keep this planet livable for future generations. Since 2005, over 2 million people have joined Project GreenHands in planting 8.2 million trees in over 1,800 communities across Tamil Nadu.
In 2005, Sadhguru, founder of Isha Foundation which functions in over 150 centers worldwide pioneered the grass-roots level programs of Project Green Hands. With the partnership of Suzlon this project will not only bring respite to the ecology but also support in reducing any financial burden that could impede the extraordinary effort of going green.
About Isha Foundation
Isha Foundation is a volunteer-run, international nonprofit organization which addresses all aspects of human wellbeing. Founded by Sadhguru in 1992, Isha Foundation is headquartered in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. Hundreds of thousands of volunteers contribute through more than 250 city-based centers worldwide. In addition to environmental action, Isha Foundation also implements several large-scale human service projects to uplift the human spirit, and revive health, education, sustainable agriculture and livelihood for rural populations.
About Suzlon Energy Limited
Suzlon ranked as the world’s third* leading wind turbine supplier in terms of market share in 2008. Suzlon has ranked as the leading manufacturer in the Indian market for ten consecutive years, maintaining over 50 per cent market share. Suzlon has its corporate offices in Pune, India and the company’s global spread is reflected in its projects and markets portfolio - extending across Asia, Australia, Europe and North and South America. Suzlon is a highly vertically integrated wind turbine manufacturer with manufacturing capability along the full value chain – from components to complete wind turbine systems. For more information on Suzlon, please visit: www.suzlon.com.