Author: Smitha Hemmaigae

Keep Walking to Save Water

“A persistent teen green warrior, creating awareness about the impending water crisis.” In conversation with Sankalp Mohan Sharma, India’s youngest climate reality leader. Tell us your story from the beginning – how did it start? I am in the 12th standard at Frank Anthony Public school. When I was rather younger in the 7th and 8th grade I always wanted to do something more than anybody else in my class was doing. The only opportunities that were available at that time in the 7th and 8th grade I joined a club that was focused on environmental science. We’d work...

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The need is for Environmentally Responsible and Socially Inclusive Waste Management

A recent newspaper article stated that, “As prosperity grows, 62 million tonnes of garbage is generated everyday by the 377 million people living in urban India, now the world’s third-largest garbage generator. ~100k acres  land needed to hold trash of a1B Indians for 25 years. The end-point being 80% of India’s urban waste ends up in rivers. What does this mean for collecting and processing – 60% of urban India waste collected and <5% processed!” With the speed at which India’s metro and tier II cities are growing, there is a lot of waste that is being generated directly...

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