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           ReConnect Nature 


  • Pledge for Clean Green SMART Earth Awareness Campaign

  • Tree plantation and Biodiversity awareness

  • During Earth month and World Environment Day (WED), HRDEF campaigned for Eco-brick made from waste plastic polyethene, and bottles through constructing structures, boundaries around trees. Further, organization developed Vertical Garden from plastic bottles during April-June, 2020.

  • HRDEF organized workshop (16-21, Nov., 2019) on Food, Sustainability, and Climate Action - Designathon to provide wings to imagination of youth during Children’s day. They learned, worked on various issues related to food, climate change. Further, children’s designed and developed models on topics such as terrace gardening, roof garden, vertical garden, transportation of food, composting in waste plastic bottles, renewable energy and food.

  • Sessions on Earth Day importance, effects of global warming, pollution on Biodiversity, why we need tree plantation, reduction in plastic use, April-June, 2019 

  • HRDEF organized two days’ workshop on “Rainwater Harvesting and Environment for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 6, 13, 14, 15 on 5-6 June, 2018. This marked the celebration of World Environment Day (WED), Er. Anant Bhaskar Garg talked about this year WED theme of #Beat Plastic Pollution” and its effects on us and our environment.  India is the host country for current year WED events, activities, and pledged for reducing single-use plastic by 2022. During hands-on session students learned about making paper bags from newspaper to reduce use of plastic bags. All students were very happy after they made paper bags and pledge to minimize use of polythene bags. Dr. Manisha Agarwal delivered a talk and practical session on rainwater harvesting, water conversation methods, importance of water, Clean Water (SDG 6), 

  • During World Environment Day in the first week of June, Gyandhara GOAL program girls students studies plants, biodiversity, and enjoyed nature walk in 2017

  • Session on importance of medicinal plants in our daily life to ladies of Agarwal Mahashabha, gifted Tulsi plants, and also provided meetha neem, guava, mango sapling to community members 

  • Workshops for #NatureForAll of IUCN CEC, and students participated in the Eco-Challenge of UNEP-DHI for Water Resources management

  • GyanDhara's students participated in the debate competition on Climate Change effect on Biodiversity on 22nd Aug., 2016

  • HRDEF organized Medicinal Plants Training Programme on the occasion of Harela Parv from 28th July to 30th July, 2016.   Knowledge about Nature conservation and protection was given to students on 28th on the occasion of World Nature Conservation Day by Er. Anant Bhaskar. Dr. Manisha Agarwal Garg discussed in detail about various medicinal plants, their properties, benefits, and effects on health on 29th. Plants are generally local to climate and have medicinal properties such as Lemon Grass, Arjun, Amala, Bel, Giloy, Pipli, Tusli, and Harad. GyanDhara’s students planted around 30 medicinal plants sapling in the HREDF’s campus and actively enjoyed the complete process and learning on 30th July. They took pledge to take care and protect each plant. The objective of this training is to develop love for nature, its importance in our life, and to encourage children towards environment conservation, and protection. 

  • Students celebrated World Environment Day and International Yoga Day during free Summer Camp on “Discover and Transform in a Fun Way with Global SDG Learning” from 2nd June to 23rd June, 2016 for underprivileged kids. Students learned computer skills, climate change, and sustainability. They also learned about disaster and various problems due to climate change. Dr. Manisha Agarwal talked about water pollution and diseases caused because of this. Students played games on water and energy management to learn more about sustainability. Er. Anant Bhaskar Garg, Director, HRDEF talked about Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), computing principles, and disaster management.

  • Half Marathon was organized by Hindustan Newspaper in association with other partners on 21st Feb., 2016 with theme on Swachh Doon, Sundar Doon. Around 2000 people participated from all walks of life which was inaugurated by several dignitaries present there. HaritaDhara distributed tree saplings with a message especially benefits of curry leaves and pledge drive for Clean Green Dehradun.

  • Foundation and Children's Day Celebration on 14th Nov., 2015

  • Campaign started to protect (Rakshana) trees on the occasion of Raksha bandhan on 28th Aug., 2015

  • Organized Harela Parv celebration: as our traditional knowledge and culture are important in today’s life for sustainability from 13-16 July, 2015. Distributed meetha neem tree saplings, planted trees, and delivered a talk.

  •  World Environment Day (WED) Celebration on 5th June 15 - We organized a talk on Sustainable Consumption and Lifestyles to spread awareness on Seven Billion Dreams, One Planet, Consume with Care.


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