“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day.”
– Albert Einstein
Hello, I’m Aarushi – an Environmentalist in Progress!
I proudly call myself a passionate environmental professional because, originally, I do not have any educational background in the environment or climate change. The alarming urgency made me study climate change and environment management law which opened up a totally new universe of discipline that I’m in love with, now.
Since 2018, I’ve been actively working with international non-profits on various themes like air quality, environmental education for youth and children, renewable energy, and climate journalism.
On a personal front, In 2020, I co-founded Green Gang – a youth volunteer network that works on waste management and climate education. In 2022, I was one of the top 12 global finalists in Bayer’s Youth Agriculture Summit 2021 where my project focused on fighting hunger through waste–food–climate education.
In between time, you can find me cooking food, listening to good music, writing stories, composting, balancing on the yoga mat and dreaming about my future permaculture farm!
What inspired me?
One day at my UNEP internship, I found myself drowning in a flurry of emotions after seeing dreadful polluted pictures of the river Ganges — that was my first real encounter with eco-anxiety! I asked my younger self ‘what I am doing here? Why I’m not helping clean the river? How can I help clean the river?’
Since then, DOWH (Dawn of Why & How) — my environmental journey has kept my reasonable curiosity alive which helped me learn new things, gain knowledge and transform it into action; either by sharing my work or cleaning the city with people. Do ‘Why’ and ‘How’!
What’s in for you?
We must chase our inner voice and the pursuit will make us more curious, wise and empathetic to the cause. If any part of my work has pulled any strings in your mind or anything that resonates well with your subconscious mind — then, my friend we are the same tribe! And I’m extremely happy to be sharing my work with you. If you have any plan, dream or project for making this world a better place, then I’d love to hear from you.