Over 15,000 of us have become Fools for Forests to keep our forests safe.
Our government plans to mine coal in the last remaining forests of Central and Eastern India. Those who want to save the forests are being called 'fools'. In the past few months a Group of Ministers (GoM), has met twiceto decide if our forests will be destroyed for coal. Today they will meet, probably for the last time, to make a choice - forests or dirty coal.
The government must realise thatrenewable energy and energy efficiency measures can meet our power demands. As the 'smart' GoM meets today, we need to show them that the 'fools' will not allow their forests to be destroyed. Darsheel Safary, a budding child artist has signed up to be a Fool for Forests.
See what he has to say and become a Fool for Forests by asking the government to protect our forests.
The growing support for forests will be communicated to the government to show them that the public wants their forests protected. Last year, massive public opposition helped get a moratorium on genetically modified Bt brinjal. We must do this again to keep our forests safe.
These forests support thousands of communities and are home to wildlife like tigers and elephants. All these will be impacted if the government goes ahead with its plan to destroy the forests for the coal beneath them.
Research by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shows that renewable energy can power the world. The government needs to invest in renewable energy instead of coal. Become a Fool for Forests now and tell them.