Welcome to GreenFriends!
This site exists to publicize the environmental initiative known as GreenFriends. GreenFriends seek to promote the indissoluble link between humanity and Nature (which is also our own nature). As Amma’s ashram puts it:-
it is our dharma to take care of Nature because of the simple reason that she is in fact our true mother. GreenFriends feel this understanding to be essential in re-establishing the lost harmony between man and Nature, as well as between fellow human beings. For only when we realize that Mother Nature is our real mother will we treat all the plants, animals and other human beings lovingly as our brothers and sisters.https://www.amritapuri.org/activity/nature/greenfriends
Here you can find:-
what Amma teaches about Nature;
a calendar of events;
what activities you can take part in individually or with a group;
what resources are available in the form of books, films etc.
Amma in London! See the calendar
In some of India’s harshest landscapes, people are still struggling to get their daily supply of water. READ MORE
Practical Action’s work in Faridpur: it starts with making waste workers safe, healthy and respected, working in communes; changing attitudes across the city; making compost and vermiculture compost (from worms); and processing PET... READ MORE
The Soil Association tells us that “not one of the ten leading UK supermarkets monitor toxic pesticides in their soya supply chain.” This means that supermarket chickens sold this year may import over... READ MORE
Yes, it can be composted. But did you know that it can be made into a useful mat to soak up oil spills? READ MORE
This is the story of D. Saravanan, a true environmentalist at heart, who dedicated nearly 25 years of his life to turning barren land into a green luscious forest spread over 100 acres,... READ MORE
‘Parklets’ are areas in streets that have been reclaimed for plants. You can find them all over Europe, in Scotland and even in Hackney. See this Guardian article. READ MORE
Peter Ash’s soil fertility course This online course will tell you all you need to know about creating and maintaining fertile soil. This workshop unlocks the secrets of natural soil fertility as well... READ MORE