Forest , Environment & Climate Change
RESEARCH & AWARENESS: To contribute to the process of adapting and mitigation of climate change, NEER explores and demonstrates successful, replicable models to sensitizing the community for both adjusting to the changing climate and mitigating the emissions individually as well as collectively. NEER also has the distinction of LR Compost being successfully adopted by the farmers of Western U.P. which is composting method using sugarcane leaves that are otherwise burnt.
To fill the LR compost pit for one year, biomass is required from one acre of land. From burning of one kilogram of sugarcane leaves/paddy waste/other biomass, 1.5 kg of CO2 is released in the environment. Therefore, biomass of one acre of land in one year period when burnt releases 45,000 kg CO2. One puts an end to releasing 45,000 kilos of CO2 in the environment every year, by using our innovative LR Composting technique, to aid in stopping Climate Change.
NF inspires an ethic of caring and commitment to a healthy and sustainable forest by motivate people to take positive action in the Hastinapur Sanctuary region. It runs training programs to create a deep understanding of the watershed and forestry, develops possible strategies and plans for watershed conservation at Hastinapur sanctuary through dialogues and educates farmers about the possible livelihood options through forestry. Steps are also being taken to save the aquatic biodiversity of river Ganga, flowing through the region.
Tree plantation is undertaken with the community to save the environment. Van Mahotsav is celebrated every year along with community, forest department and activists. Wildlife is an integral part of our habitation and through the Van Mahotsav, its importance is highlighted among the students and community.
We are putting continuous efforts to conserve, restore and sustainably use the biological diversity of Western Uttar Pradesh. Documentation of the rich bio-treasure, sensitization of the community and community managed biodiversity conservation programs are being implemented. Communities have been organized as Biodiversity Communities (Jaivik Panchayats) for the conservation of biodiversity, rejuvenation of indigenous knowledge and vitalization of gram sabhas and panchayats.
Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) Volunteers, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, GoI
With a view to encourage the participation of wildlife enthusiasts in the country in wildlife protection & conservation, WCCB has initiated ‘WCCB Volunteers Scheme’ and enrolls selected volunteers to assist in collection of information on wildlife crime, capacity building, awareness generation, etc. The director/Manager of NEER Mr. Raman Kant acts as a registered volunteer of the WCCB since last few years and has aided the bureau through providing vital information about smugglers citing in the Hastinapur forest region. Also training of the wildlife inspectors and officials was organized with the support of Forest Office in Hastinapur and NEER Foundation, in year 2016.
U.P. Wildlife Board
In year 2018, the board came into existence by the Forest Department and state government which invited few select members of the region for membership. NEER Foundation representative Mr. Raman is now an active member of the U.P. Wildlife Board. The meeting was chaired by the State Chief Minister Shri Yoginath ji.
In collaboration with ISAC and Delhi University project “Heal the Earth’s Atmosphere Tomorrow (HEAT)” was implemented at Meerut district. The organization has made efforts to establish a centre of HEAT program at Meerut which has given positive results. Students from various countries associated with ISAC under Heat Project visits Meerut time to time to educate school students about environmental education.
PLANT A TREE
With an aim to promote “Green Cover” in Meerut district, NEER takes tree plantation in the district time to time. It is ensured that each tree planted is sustained by the community. Along with different stakeholders of society namely students, activists, farmers, government officials, activists, organization heads, institutions and others, plantation drives are frequently conducted in the city and villages.
PRABHAT BIODIVERSITY PARK
At the origination Point of Hindon River in Shivalik mountain forest range, to restore the original bio diversity of the region, a bio diversity park is being developed under our Nirmal Hindon Campaign. About 100 hectares of the land will be devoted to conserving and growing diverse range of flora and fauna of the region. On the suggestion of the gram panchayats, the park has been named upon Dr. Prabhat Kumar, agriculture production officer of the state. The foundation was inaugurated by Padamshree Anil P. Joshi, awarded environmentalist, on 21st December 2018.