Climate Change is one of the most alarming issues of the current times. While several leaders across the world continue to turn a blind eye towards the same, many young activists have been trying hard to keep these issues in the news. On the occasion of National Youth Day 2023, let us know more about a few climate change activists from India.
Hasini Lakshmi Narayanan
14-year-old Hasini is the Young Nutrition Ambassador for the Integrated Child Development Scheme of the Government of Tamil Nadu. The passionate young activist is also the founder of The First Step and a TEDx Speaker. Hasini has been trying to spread awareness about sustainable development goals through different channels.
Singh was awarded the Prime Minister National Child Award 2021, the highest civilian honour, as the youngest social entrepreneur. The 11-year-old activist is the youngest fruit forest creator in India. One of her notable projects has been planting 5,000 native saplings in collaboration with the State Bank of India and the Government of Tamil Nadu.
An apparel designer by profession, Tula has worked in the global apparel industry for over a decade. After returning to India to expand her label Doodlage, Tula has been working on creating the country’s first global and sustainable fashion brand. Her focus is on repairing, reselling, and upcycling her fabrics.
Additionally, most natural resources have been overused. Climate change is no longer a local problem; over-utilisation and mismanagement of natural and human resources due to lack of funds and intention is simply irresponsible
A water conservationist, Sneha has been affiliated with the UNEP Plastic Tide Turner Campaign. She has aggressively worked with several organisations on policies related to climate change and water.
“When stating Nationally Determined Contributions or CSR goals, the governments and corporations fail to create any real change on the ground and it’s mostly just a greenwashing strategy,” says Shahi.