Welcome to Shanthivanam - A haven of peace
We are a passionate team of volunteers who believe in the power of positive action by humans to reverse the effects of human activity on planet earth ever since the start of the industrial revolution.
Started in the year 1997, Shanthivanam Charitable Trust has been involved in tree plantation and spreading awareness about the effects of global warming and how planting trees can go a long way in mitigating its effects.
We focus primarily on the propagation of rare, threatened and endangered plant species by conducting plantation drives during the rainy season across the 5 southern states. During the other seasons, the focus shifts to conducting awareness programs to youth and school/college students about afforestation.
We have so far completed planting more than 15 lakhs saplings since our inception. In this endeavour, we have tied up with students/youth clubs, Residents' associations, Lions and Rotary Clubs, elected representatives and local administration such as town panchayats and municipalities.
Shanthivanam's key strength is our vast volunteer base at the grassroot level from villages, blocks, taluks to large metros spread across South India.
We conduct plantation drives in urban areas and countryside during the rainy season. Shanthivanam is supported by several leading corporates in this endeavour as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities. The staff of most of these corporates join hands with us during such drive.
Shanthivanam also conducts periodic awareness programs in schools about the looming ecological disaster facing mankind and what each responsible global citizen can do to mitigate this danger.
Shanthivanam also conducts studies, undertakes research programmes in herbal plantations, traditional Indian medicines and supports organisations engaged in similar activities.
"We had tied up with Shanthivanam as part of our efforts to increase green cover in the Virugambakkam and Kaliamman Koil street area in 2006. We were successful in planting more than 3000 saplings of native tree varieties. The results are there for everyone to see. Our heartfelt thanks to Shanthivanam volunteers."
- Mrs. Rajalakshmi Dayanathan, Secretary – Virugambakkam Women's Welfare Association, Chennai
"We chose Shanthivanam team when we wanted to plant trees in Chennai as part of our Green Earth Club, supported by our Corporate Social Responsibility initiative. Spread over a period of 2 months in the year 2015, our young staff joined hands with Shanthivanam's energetic band of volunteers by planting more than 10,000 saplings. The missionary zeal and energy of Shanthivanam team was very impressive!"
- Mr. Pradeep Krishnan, HR Manager of a leading MNC in Chennai
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