Miyawaki Urban Forest is Center of Attraction

In city like Delhi or any other Metro cities there is scarcity of space for green areas similar to lush green or forests in rural or semi rural or mountain areas. These forests are useful to create harmony as well as the biodiversity is rich source of knowledge for people living near to them.Loss in green cover and increased concretisation in urban areas has led to cities becoming ‘urban heat islands’, which pose significant threats to not just human populations but also contribute to global climate change.

Considering the same, we are developing and promoting to develop such lush green Urban forests near Delhi -NCR. Recently, Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) & President, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). On his social media , he mentioned ” Visited ‘Miyawaki Garden’ developed by the residents of Brahma Society in Dwarka, New Delhi today morning! Interacted with Society office bearers who explained how rare birds have started visiting their garden!An interesting initiative worth replication in Gov premises!”

Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe appreciated our work of making bench in the park using #ecobricks.

We look forward to continue work in the direction of Environment Protection and Plastic Pollution. You can reach us at mail2risefoundation@gmail.com or call us at 9717096635 for more information.

Miyawaki Afforestation : The Miyawaki forestation method is a unique way to create an urban forest and is pioneered by Japanese botanist Akira Miyawaki. With this method of plantation, an urban forest can grow within a short span of 20-30 years while a conventional forest takes around 200-300 years to grow naturally. In the Miyawaki technique, various native species of plants are planted close to each other so that the greens receive sunlight only from the top and grow upwards than sideways. As a result, the plantation becomes approximately 30 times denser, grows 10 times faster and becomes maintenance-free after a span of 3 years.

In countries like India that are highly vulnerable to climate breakdown, forests are an integral element towards mitigation. Tree cover of almost 1.6 million hectares was lost between 2001 and 2018 in India — nearly four times the geographical area of Goa, according to a study released by the World Resources Institute. In this pledge to the UNFCC, the Indian government promised to cover 33% of its geographical area with forest cover by 2022, which currently stands at 24%. One possible method to achieve the target would be the Miyawaki method of afforestation. Also called the Potted Seedling Method, this afforestation technique uses native species to create dense, multilayered forests.

Its benefits include lowering temperature, making soil nutritious, supporting local wildlife and sequestration of carbon. The idea is to mimic nature while creating these tiny cross-sections of tiny islands called Miyawaki forests.

Ecobricks: An ecobrick is a plastic bottle packed with used plastic to a set density. They serve as reusable building blocks. Ecobricks can be used to produce various items, including furniture, garden walls and other structures.[1] Ecobricks are produced primarily as a means of managing consumed plastic by sequestering it and containing it safely, by terminally reducing the net surface area of the packed plastic to effectively secure the plastic from degrading into toxins and microplastics. Ecobricking is a both an individual and collaborative endeavour. The ecobricking movement promotes the personal ecobricking process as a means to raise awareness of the consequences of consumption and the dangers of plastic. It also promotes the collaborative process as a means to encourage communities to take collective responsibility for their used plastic and to use it to produce a useful product.[2]

Published by RISE Foundation

NGO Working in Waste Managament, Environmrnt Protection and Women Empowerment

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