While Bangalore is fighting for its trees, the country risks losing its forests. The government wants to mine coal in the forests of Central and Eastern India. Forest communities and wildlife inhabiting these regions will be affected by this deforestation.
I think it’s foolish to destroy these forests when there are other choices that don’t compromise our energy needs. But according to our government, those trying to keep the forests and the environment safe are foolish. So far there are 30000 Fools for Forests. More and more fools will make this movement stronger.
Watch me and others trying to protect trees in Bangalore and then become a Fool for Forests.
More people taking a stand for forests and those who depend on them will help strengthen the support for them. The government needs to know that the people of this country want their forests and wildlife protected from coal mining.
Coal is dirty and hurts the environment. Renewable energy is clean and can help meet our energy needs. Help save forests. Become a fool for forests now!
Thanks a billion!
1. Allow mining in 90% no-go zones', Hindusthan Times, October 29 2010
2. Renewable energy can power the world, says landmark IPCC study, Guardian, May 9, 2011
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