Greenmosphere initiative: An environmental breakthrough
A Biodiversity Park is being developed at Gota in Ahmedabad in collaboration with Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC)
Ahmedabad : The Adani Group and Total Energies’ joint venture, Adani Total Gas Limited, launched their Greenmosphere initiative in 2021, and it has since grown into a green corporate movement with goals including afforestation, millennial engagement, and the creation of a platform from which to raise awareness about the importance of energy conservation in our local community.
Greenmosphere is developing a Biodiversity Park in Gota, Ahmedabad, in collaboration with the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, as part of the initiative. (AMC). The park, which spans 36,200 square metres and whose foundation stone was laid on World Forest Day in March 2022, employs the Miyawaki methodology to help grow self-sustaining dense forests, with two to four trees planted in each square metre. The forest area will help to cool the environment, reduce air and noise pollution, and serve as a habitat for birds and insects. It’ll also serve as a carbon sink. The park not only attracts a variety of birds, but it also provides an ideal ecosystem for aquatic animals.
This project is in line with a number of Sustainable Development Goals. (SDGs). With a male/female employee ratio of 1:1, the overall project will see a healthy participation of women. This is consistent with SDG 5, which calls for gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. ATGL’s business model is based on ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all, making it compliant with SDG 7. The entire park was designed in collaboration with students from Unitedworld Institute of Design (UID) – Karnavati University using innovative waste-reduction solutions. The park has implemented the permaculture technique, which eliminates the use of any chemicals or inorganic nutrients while improving soil and plant health through natural composting of fallen plant parts such as leaves, twigs, fruits, seeds, and so on. The benches, pathway, and other installations will be an iconic design made from waste or recycled material, aligning the project with SDG 12, Sustainable Consumption and Production Pattern.
Furthermore, the 2.5 lakh trees generate 1,536 metric tonnes of oxygen per year, which is in line with SDG 13, which calls for immediate action to combat climate change and its consequences.
Natural forest walkway, Birds attracting trees, Yoga Lawn near water feature, Natural waterfall and waterbody, Rest area, Natural contour like mound, hilly land features, Natural Amphitheatre, Butterfly garden, Herbs garden, Medicinal/Indigenous plants, and Public amenities are among the park’s amenities. Gota’s Biodiversity Park is expected to attract people from all walks of life, including local residents, senior citizens, students, educators, environmentalists, and thinkers, and will help communities protect, restore, and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, manage forests sustainably, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and biodiversity loss.
When it comes to raising awareness about environmental issues, a good place to start is at school, where students, the future of this world, can learn something from the eco initiatives that Greenmosphere has brilliantly tapped. The initiative raised awareness among millennials across all schools and colleges through their Green Millennials platform. The programme raises awareness through a structured programme based on green technology, energy efficiency, and conservation, as well as a strong empathy for sustainable living. Under the Greenmosphere Project, ATGL collaborated with CERC (Consumer Education and Research Centre) to launch an ATGL Greenmosphere Students’ Club for students from 30 selected schools, with over 4250 students participating. The value and belief system for a better future begins and grows as an heirloom in the form of educating and implanting the seed of optimal techniques and thoughts of environmentally conscious choices, as well as engaging activities that will teach and develop them towards a greener future.
To further this message, the Green Millennials Achievers Awards, an interschool competition for these schools’ Greenmosphere Students’ Club, was recently established. Nominations were accepted in the following categories: story writing, comic book creation, presentation, animation, poetry writing, slogan writing, working model to demonstrate various forms of energy, drawing, poster making, solo dance, group dance and skit, solo act. The awards ceremony, which will announce winners in 13 categories, is scheduled for April.