The Miyawaki forest at Ecoworld sets a new benchmark for sustainable Workplaces
Based on the Miyawaki method, which entails planting dozens of native species, we are building a dense urban forest at Ecoworld in Bengaluru.
The method directs the sunlight to shine on the saplings only from top side, so that they grow vertically rather than horizontally. The trees become self-sustaining in around three years.
Compared to other techniques, a forest built using the Miyawaki method grows 10 times faster and 30 times denser. Which is why it is increasingly being adopted across Indian cities.
The Miyawaki forest at Ecoworld covers 271 sq. m. and will be home to 38 different species, comprising 672 saplings of varying heights and densities. It will enrich biodiversity and boost the wellbeing of our tenants and employees and set a new benchmark for sustainable workplaces.
It goes without saying that in a world dominated by concrete (source for about eight% of global CO2 emissions, according to think thank Chatham House), afforestation initiatives such as these are much needed. The forest is a part of our ongoing efforts to achieving net-zero emissions, through carbon sequestration, improved air quality and enhanced microclimates. It exemplifies our philosophy of creating a symbiotic relationship between humans and nature.