Empowering the Future - Auroville

by Auroville Unity Fund
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Empowering the Future - Auroville
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Empowering the Future - Auroville
Empowering the Future - Auroville
Empowering the Future - Auroville
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Empowering the Future - Auroville
Empowering the Future - Auroville
Empowering the Future - Auroville
Empowering the Future - Auroville
Empowering the Future - Auroville
Empowering the Future - Auroville
Empowering the Future - Auroville
Empowering the Future - Auroville
Empowering the Future - Auroville
Empowering the Future - Auroville
Empowering the Future - Auroville
Empowering the Future - Auroville
Empowering the Future - Auroville
Empowering the Future - Auroville
Empowering the Future - Auroville
Empowering the Future - Auroville
Empowering the Future - Auroville
Empowering the Future - Auroville
Empowering the Future - Auroville
Empowering the Future - Auroville
Empowering the Future - Auroville
Empowering the Future - Auroville
Empowering the Future - Auroville
Empowering the Future - Auroville
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Empowering the Future - Auroville
Empowering the Future - Auroville
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Empowering the Future - Auroville
Empowering the Future - Auroville
Empowering the Future - Auroville
Empowering the Future - Auroville
Empowering the Future - Auroville
Empowering the Future - Auroville
Empowering the Future - Auroville

We thank you for engagement for Auroville, a hub for regenerative culture stepping into its 51st year!

We celebrate the future with 5 new projects for land purchase and regenerative work:

1)      Afforestation with the original tropical dry evergreen forest on the most important plot of land near a deep ravine with a water catchment area of 820 acres watershed.

2)      Land purchase at one of our oldest and most active forest centers,  Pitchandikulam forest. The land purchase will help expand their tree nursery for their regenerative work in the bioregion.

3)      Revelation Forest Education Center – comprising regen work on ajascent land. The project foresses a  Center for sharing knowledge and research in ecology, water conservation, biodiversity fauna and flora, and regenerative practices in organic farming up to academic level and accommodation for researchers

4)      Northern greenbelt: land purchase to bridge Auroville land to form a corridor for fauna and flora on our most important watershed – few plots would make a lot happen!

5)      15 Acres of wetland at Irumbai – a prime pilot project for organic rice and agriculture through surface water fed Irumbai lake: The ancient form of farming to be reinvented with smart irrigation. Highly relevant pilot project for the bioregion and beyond. 

Its now we urgently need to secure the land to set up the water conservation projects for the future of the 120.000 people in our bioregion.

We hope you join us in the big adventure to safeguard and develop “the campus the earth needs”.

Auroville`s experts research here, develop pilot projects, which are taken out in the bioregion and further, even internationally.

The Globalgiving "Littel by Little" campaign matches your donations - first come first serve!.

On April 8th ET onwards donations up to $50 matched at 60% while funds last.

Be quick donating early on to expand your small steps  to much bigger ones!

"Empowering the future" - team

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Train the trainer program for sustainable living
Train the trainer program for sustainable living

Namaste!

We have been active with presenting our land fundraiser for Auroville, a leader in regenerative research and outreach, in several locations in Europe and India.

Moreover, we hosted an international workshop "Train the trainers" in sustainable living with 36 participants recently in Auroville. The participants came from Auroville, the bioregion and internationally. This training is their first step in building a career in regenerative work and outreach: Some chose to focus on Re-Forestation, others on Conflict Resolution. Some decided to persue whole systems design.

We are looking forward to give you glimpses of this with a short clip soon!

For our continuing afforestion the treeplanting season for this monsoon is over, and trees are thriving well with regular rains.

We are happy to announce that Elaine, originally from Canada and living in Auroville for 20 years, has joined our fundraising team. She brings professional skills in writing, archiving, and media work!

We would like to mention to you that now, til 31st december,  its the very last chance for your recurring donations to receive a matching grant from Globalgiving!

Thank you for your support for "Empowering the Future" - Auroville, a leader in evolutionary regenerative work!

Your donation will help preserve our unique campus, from where we outreach to 14 Indian states, as well as internationally! 

Group "Train the trainers" regenerative work
Group "Train the trainers" regenerative work
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Dear

Help us get trees and fencing done, now during Auroville`s monsoon, by donating on Giving Tuesday, on 27th November!

For every 100 Dollar 10 TDEF trees get planted on newly purchased land, every 200 Dollar pays for fencing with indigenous trees and natural sustainable materials! 

Aurovilles Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest (TDEF) is a rare tropical forest, Auroville has regenerated this original forest of South India! Aurovilles Botanical Garden, Pitchandikulam Forest, Kamataru Wilderness Sanctuary and many other nurseries actively propagate this forest in, and also around Auroville, close and far. Auroville has turned from a eroded plateau to a place from where seeds, seedlings, and knowhow spread to regenerate forests in South India, and even abroad.

Give your support ! Your donation will safeguard the land for the green  Auroville campus!

Funding Team

Sigrid, Bertrand, Slava, Nadia

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The international team building a new community
The international team building a new community

We thank you for your active participation in securing the land for Auroville!

Your donation has supported us to finalise  a new video “3 Faces of Auroville - Regenerative work for Human Unity" and the fundraising brochure. The video features three lady pioneers from Auroville, inspiring us with their insights:

Sonja says: I am passionate about creating housing, especially for young people in order to allow them to come and join Auroville. I came to Auroville in 1979, when I was 24 years old. I lived in tiny huts and in different places. I really think Auroville is a good place for young people because there is so much to create. When I came I fell in love with the red earth of Auroville. Today I can get lost in Auroville`s regenerated forest I planted in the 1970`s.Securing the land, the base, is the urgency now!  

One of the new, innovative temporary housing projects setup with Sonja`s cooperation on recently purchased land is “Joy of Impermanence” ! See the international team at work, photos attached.

Auroville, a leader in regenerative work, hosts a new initiative on E- mobility since June 2018:  India’s first integrated sustainable mobility ecosystem for a community.

Minhaj Ameen, Coordinator, Integrated Transport Services, Auroville, says “After two decades of experimenting with e-mobility solutions for public and private transport for the community, Auroville believes that the innovation in technology and support from partners such as Mahindra Electric, IISC and Go Green will enable Auroville to start prototyping end-to-end sustainable mobility solutions which can then be replicated across other cities.”

Auroville has sprouted on a barren plateau, the pioneer`s work of planting trees has created an abundant forest, the base for building a city and a new society.

Auroville`s work in regenerating the land is a unique achievement in recreating soil, biodiversity in fauna and flora, reviving traditional culture in food, herbal healing practices, arts and crafts in the bioregion.

Auroville is today a flourishing international demosite for not only afforestation and alternative energy, but also for regenerative design in the areas of e-mobility, waste and water treatment, alternative building techniques, architecture and more.

To secure the land holding of Auroville now is of utmost importance for Auroville and its leadership in regenerative work! Strategic purchase today will safeguard Auroville`s potential as a demosite for the future of humanity.

Be part of this move, be part of the change you wish to see!

We are deeply moved to receive your collaboration for "Empowering the future" - Auroville" and hope for your continued association and support.

We are looking forward to communicating with you , contact us: info@funding.auroville.org

The day after the inauguration! Work!
The day after the inauguration! Work!
Building together innovative temporary housing
Building together innovative temporary housing
E- Mobility pilot project with Mahindra Electrical
E- Mobility pilot project with Mahindra Electrical

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Island, Shankar, Rishi and Murugan in the field
Island, Shankar, Rishi and Murugan in the field

 Dear 

We thank you for your active participation in securing the land for Auroville! The first funds received support us develop the fundraising brochures, and setup the tree nurseries for fencing newly acquired land. Island and Rishi are active in regenerating land in  Auroville’s northern greenbelt, above our main watershed.  Your donation supports their expertise and enthusiasm to consolidate the scattered land holding, a priority in land purchase.  Island, Rishi and land boards fieldworkers Murugan and Shankar are working together for Auroville’s land. (photo).  

 Island, arborist, recently attended the “World Green Infrastructure Congress 2018” in Bangalore:               “The congress has connected me with many Indian architects and landscapers that want to work with us, with Auroville, in planning and building in the urban context, e.g. the implementation of ecological engineering, the idea of  “micro parks” etc. Auroville is a unique demo site, seed bank and training center for transforming Indian cities - making them green.” 

 Sigrid, land fundraiser since 4 years says: “For the past 4 years, our team of professionals has been researching many options to ensure that Auroville continues to develop its potential as the world’s biggest experiment in evolutionary regenerative living. In our rapidly commercializing area, land purchase decidedly is the only valid option to safeguard the ecology! Auroville is highly involved in the bioregion with more than 40 long term projects, and working with 100.000 people in the surrounding villages. However, for Auroville to act as demo site of regenerative work for the bioregion, as well for India and the world, basics such as the watershed and road access need to be protected. Consolidating this land is Auroville’s most urgent task today.”

Bertrand recently joined Funding Auroville! Welcome!  

 Empowering the future

Our website Funding Auroville shows you success stories and  ground realities of our “Life campus in evolutionary regenerative research, design and education”!

 Just in:

A new initiative pointing the way to the role of Auroville as green campus of the planet is just taking off:  A pilot project for collective electric transport started in June 2018.More on this in our next newsletter.

Our organization is a “superstar”, recognized by Globalgiving as an excellent project and collaborator.

On July 18th we qualify for a 50% matching grant on any donation received!

 Make it our big day!

 We are looking forward to be in touch with you,

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Auroville Unity Fund

Location: Auroville, Tamil Nadu - India
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Sigrid Lindemann
Auroville, Tamil Nadu India

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