"When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves."
We, at OSAI want to do exactly this, heal ourselves by healing mother earth. Thus, our efforts are mainly directed at conservation and rejuvenation of the environment. Western Ghats is one of the most important lifelines of South India. So our main effort is to conserve the Western Ghats in such a way that we sustain the rich biodiversity of this ecologically sensitive area. It is our firm belief that any nature conservation effort without the involvement of the locals would not bear the desired results. Our most important objective is to sensitize and create environmental awareness among the people of this area about the landscape, the water bodies, and its flora and fauna. We also believe that students with proper environmental awareness can be the best custodians of our environment. So we at OSAI lay a great emphasis on environmental education and nurturing the young minds.
Critical policy decisions are mainly based on the availability of objective scientific data. Hence, we do engage ourselves in environmental research projects and make our voice heard in the corridors of power.
Sustainable development is another key area where we at OSAI focus our energy on. We understand the need to have a holistic approach to development and hence partner with locals in areas such as organic farming and watershed management.
Struggles and campaigns are an inevitable part of any environmental organization and it is no different for us. We have tasted quite a few successes giving us the energy to take on even the high and mighty for the environmental causes we believe in.
In an interdependent world, we join hands with like-minded environmental NGOs and government agencies to achieve our goals in conservation.
Our publications on nature and environment, both in Tamil and English, are aimed at spreading the message of conservation. What we have achieved in this area is just a little drop in a vast ocean and we intend to come up with more such publications going forward.
Come and be a part of OSAI and make a difference!!!
இயற்கை காக்கும் எமது பணிகளில் நீங்களும் பங்கேற்கலாம்