Karnataka Gayatri Parivar champions the cause of environment protection through its unique campaign known as as Vriksha Ganga Abhiyan.Tree plantation drives are conducted in gated communities, residential layouts and schools. Students are encouraged to not only plant a sapling but also take care of it like a friend – ‘Taru Mitra’. More than 1200 saplings have been planted in government schools all over Bangalore. Workshops are conducted in schools on topics related to ecological balance. People are encouraged to plant a tree every year on their birthday. Volunteers of Gayatri Parivar set an example by giving out saplings as return gifts during family functions. Environment Awareness Rallies are conducted annually.