Auroville is one of the world’s great centers of environmental education with projects in 14 Indian states and outreach to 30 countries spanning the globe.

Please join us in changing the world.

Auroville is an experimental township located in Tamil Nadu, India, dedicated to the idea of human unity in diversity. The community’s great work, approaching 50 years since founding, is the effort to create a fully integrated, ecologically sustainable, universal city, that serves as an experimental laboratory and holistic model for humanity. Auroville’s residents and volunteers work tirelessly each day to restore and regenerate the environment while developing, testing, and applying alternative, ecologically regenerative technology and methods for electrical, water, transportation, waste-treatment, and housing. They build and maintain supportive regenerative culture through education, health, and social systems, and serve as educators and environmental stewards outreaching with projects locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Auroville now includes 2,700 people from 53 nations. An international center of education, the city receives over 1,200 researchers, volunteers, and students visiting annually and hosts between 500 and 5,000 visitors each day. As an institution of learning, Auroville is a “go to” place for graduates in fields such as sustainable architecture, building materials and practices, agriculture, forestry, and development. Its projects are carried on through 153 commercial units and 75 service units. Innovative methods developed at Auroville are applied locally and extended for use in rural and urban areas globally, including 25 major projects initiated and/or managed in the State of Tamil Nadu and the City of Pondicherry, 14 in other states of India, with outreach to 30 other countries.

The fragile experiment of Auroville is under threat from commercial development and land speculators

We urgently need to acquire strategically important land

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Prominent leaders and thinkers who have encouraged Auroville's development.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Spiritual Leader of Tibetan Buddhism

J.R.D. Tata

Indian Industrialist

Amadou-Mahtar M'Bow

Former Director General of UNESCO

Mr. P.V. Narasimha Rao

Former Prime Minister of India, and Minister for Human Resource Development

Dr. Ervin Laszlo

Founder and President the Club of Budapest

Mr. Maurice Strong

Former Under Secretary General of the United Nations, Convener of the Stockholm Conference on the Environment

Dr. A.T. Ariyaratne

Founder and President of the Sarvodaya Shramadana movement in Sri Lanka and former winner of the Gandhi Peace Prize

Dr. Vishaka Desai

Former President of the Asia Society

Today, we need your help to protect what has been created, so Auroville may continue to work for humanity’s future.

Who are we?

Global citizens from 53 countries, lifelong learners, systems thinkers and designers, city builders, environmentalists, consummate stewards of the environment, social experimenters and educators, and visionary leaders, filled with hope and a sense of possibility, convinced that individuals and small groups of people can make a difference in the world.

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Auroville a Dream

The City of Auroville is the container for a unique culture, a successful 50-year experimentation in applied evolutionary regenerative deign. Over 2,700 people who have committed their lives to do humanity’s most urgent work. More than an example, the community is in service, educating locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. More than teachers we are engaged in applied technology projects that reach around the world.

Regenerative Design

Using what is now known as regenerative design, we act to restore, renew or revitalize our own sources of energy and materials, creating sustainable systems that integrate the needs of society with the integrity of nature. Our systems are holistic frameworks that strive to be waste free and the model is applied to many different aspects of human habitation such as urban environments, buildings, economics, industry and social systems. We ameliorate ecological damage, promote sustainable development, and live in partnership with Earth.

Culture is the key

Sustainability is not enough, we need regenerative, evolutionary cultures, of which Auroville has been a leading example worldwide for 50-years. The world needs an informed, committed culture, consciously adapted to the locality and region, one that stands as dedicated stewards of the environment, as educators and evolutionary change agents, outreaching everywhere, exploring together how to live in ways that contribute to transforming humanity’s impact on the earth in shifting from being predominantly destructive to being regenerative.

Why Auroville is Important

No longer just the idea of human unity and integrative consciousness on which Auroville was founded, Auroville has evolved as an environmental champion and has been doing the work for 50-years.  Outreach projects, initiated and/or managed by Auroville, have been engaged in 14 Indian states (including 25 projects in the State of Tamil Nadu and the City of Pondicherry) with projects or outreach to 30 countries. Programs include educational research; arts & culture; environmental regeneration; organic farming; rural development; integrative health & healing; earth-based architecture; innovative building technologies; integrated urban planning; renewable energy and utility systems; and handicrafts & small-scale industries.

Auroville is one of a handful of fragile seeds pointing the way to a restored earth and humanity’s future. The earth needs its culture, its energy, and applied solutions, and needs them now.

Are you one of us – global citizen, environmentalist, evolutionary learner, change agent? Auroville needs your help.

Please join us in helping to protect our unique culture from intrusive unplanned commercial development. While this effort will ultimately take many years and reach far beyond this funding campaign, the purchases we make now may be the most impactful. Please help?

How you can help?

Please make a tax deductible donation and receive our gifts of gratitude.