Take a walk to the play area in front of the SEDS office, and you may catch the dogs Zizu and Bacchi at their favourite game. The two boxers love playing with the see-saw and the enthusiasm with which they pull and push the seats has to be seen to be believed.
Balancing the demands of a rapidly growing society against the need to sustain our natural resources is no easy task. On one side, the mounting demands of an urban-industrial lifestyle always threaten push resources right down to depletion. SEDS is tipping the balance towards sustainability and conservation. Watershed management and tank de-silting replenish the water. Sustainable agriculture and vermiculture preserve the soil. Reforestation and clean development cleanse the air.
By training and involving the people of the villages in the areas around Penukonda, SEDS ensures that development is participative and continuous. SEDS brings the expertise and implementation strategies to essential areas and to programs that are on par with conservation at the highest levels the World over.
All aimed at maintaining the delicate balance of sustainable development.
[The article originally written by Amit Manikoth, for SEDS's 30 years celebration. This is simply a reproduction.]