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Website: www.cpreec.org, www.cpreecenvis.nic.in.
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Phone : 24346575/24337023

C.P.R. Environmental Education Centre (CPREEC) is a Centre of Excellence of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&amp ;CC), Government of India, established jointly by the Ministry and the C.P. Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation.The Centre has been a pioneer in environmental education efforts in South India and has been doing considerable innovative work in diverse fields in a locale specific manner for the past 29 years.


The centre works with multi-disciplinary, multi-regional, multi-cultural and multi-sectoral partner individuals and organizations from across India. The work ranges from restoring sacred groves and conserving natural heritage sites to working with industries, urban and rural communities, youth, teachers and students etc.Our geographical spread in Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha, Puducherry, Tamilnadu and Andaman and Nicobar Islands and our extensive network of about 600 NGOs facilitates relationship building, information sharing, collaboration and exploration of multiple perspectives and ideas. We strive to build partnerships and improve resource use – ultimately strengthening our collective ability to engage students and the public in environmental

We have taken a lot from the earth. CPREEC has tried to give something back by restoring a few ancient forests, the sacred groves of India, and involving the people in this effort. We have restored 53 sacred groves – the first organization in India to do so. We have also documented 10,377 sacred groves and other ecological traditions from all over India, which we have put up on our ENVIS website www.cpreecenvis.nic.in. We have created a Navagraha vanam, Rasi vanam, Nakshatra vanam, on about 45 acres of land of the Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai, which belongs to the HR&CE.

As an organization dedicated to the environment, CPREEC has been conducting training programmes on waste management in all the southern states, which has led to the establishment of composting bio-degradable waste by several municipalities. CPREEC has also taken up the greening of the land around some tirthams in Rameshwaram. CPREEC has formed a Navagraha vanam, Rasi vanam, Nakshatra vanam, herbal garden and planted several tree species. CPREEC released a book on GREEN PILGRIMAGE FOR A CLEAN INDIA, to show our appreciation of and participate in the Prime Minister’s ‘Swacch Bharat Abhiyan’. We hope these productions will inspire young people and future generations to maintain India as a country of greenery and cleanliness.