Ecological Society:Vasundhara Sanman
It was founded by Late Prof. Prakash Gole in 1982. It started two projects Study of Mula-Mutha eco system and management of river banks, Study of Ambi river’s catchment area eco system. Ecological society has done survey of Bhimashankar Sanctuary and total costal area of Konkan and highlighted rich biodiversity areas and importance of their conservation. It started a one year research programme-‘Natural Resource Management and Sustainable Development’. Dr. Swati Gole is founder member and current chairman of Ecological Society. Three new projects were initiated under her leadership.
Being a graduate in journalism and tourism science he is writing in different newspapers and other media about environmental issues for last 13 years. His writings are focused on ‘Smart Solapur’. He has started ‘Eco friendly Club’. He is known for the workshop of preparing seed balls.
For last 35 years, he is undertaking environmental initiatives, especially production and distribution of plant saplings to rural and urban areas. He educates the people by giving scientific information about medicinal plants and encourages them for plantation. He participates in ‘Vrukshya Dindi’ and advocates tree plantation. He has written articles for children of ‘Harit Sena’.