WELCOME TO THE LET’S SAVE THE PLANET SUMMIT
With Aviram Rozin
May there be many forests to grow people
Aviram Rozin is the Founder and International Director of Sadhana Forest, a vegan volunteer-based organization focused on creating long-term plant-based food security through environmental restoration. Globally, there are 133 million malnourished people living in arid areas who have private land but are not using it to grow food due to lack of water and agricultural knowledge. Sadhana Forest trains local people in India, Haiti, and Kenya in the use of water-saving irrigation techniques and provides them with free seedlings to plant drought-resistant, indigenous, food-bearing trees around their homes. These indigenous food forests are well protected from cutting and animal grazing by their owners. Sadhana Forest won the third prize at The Humanitarian Water and Food Awards in Denmark, 2010. Every year the organization’s India, Haiti, and Kenya 100% vegan centers host and train a total of over 1,500 volunteers, students, and interns from around 50 countries. Aviram and his family live in the experimental township of Auroville, South India, since 2002 where their dedication to veganism and their low-carbon footprint lifestyle have inspired many.
Aviram is a member of the Global Restoration Council and a board member of the Foundation for World Education.