Earth Hour is the largest grass roots movement started by WWF on a much-needed mission to unite people to protect the planet. This movement that has spread to 172 countries across the globe has achieved massive environmental impact, including legislation changes by harnessing the power of the crowd.
As nature lovers, we at Woodland understand that protecting the environment is the primary need of the hour which is why we took up the cause with fervour to bring about change. Among the many environment projects Woodland has associated with, Lights4Stripes is among the most important and recent ones.
The people of the Sundarbans, due to underdevelopment and their proximity to the mangroves, are exposed to a unique set of hazards ranging from snakebites to tiger attacks. Incidents of tigers straying into villages located on the periphery of the Sundarbans are not uncommon, with an average of 12 incidents per year.
In 2015, Woodland partnered with WWF-India to support their Earth Hour crowd-funding project - Lights4Stripes. Launched to protect people and tigers in the Sundarbans, the aim was to provide solar street lights in villages located on the periphery of the wildlife reserve to discourage tigers and other wildlife in the area from straying into human settlements.