I dream of a sustainable world. Artist at heart. Amateur indoor gardener. Encourage kids to cook. Gadgets. Born in a family of entrepreneurs. Dance.
I studied green technology and chemical engineering, after which I started my career through what I call ‘learning out loud’ by writing on a variety of environmental topics on this blog. I’ve been doing so for 4 years now. In the past few years, I have also worked with not-for-profit organizations that promote green chemistry, renewable energy, energy conservation, and carbon footprint reduction, and an environmental consultancy where I was involved in national and international projects focusing on Waste to Resource Management, Environmental Reporting, and Sustainability Publication. I continue to be in a professional role that helps me make our world a sustainable one. I believe that human spirit is capable of making that happen.
“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” – Nelson Mandela
As a child I hoped for a better world, but a part of me now fears the consequences of our actions as I’ve grown to understand them. “I won’t blow fire crackers”, “Don’t throw that trash anywhere!”, “Mummy, let’s buy a CFC free refrigerator”, were some of my most impassioned rulings when I was a kid. To the point where I would pick a fight. I now have a more empathetic view of the world and the people around me. I try to understand why we do what we do and see us as a part of the whole, a child of what we call “mother nature”. I continue to practice gardening as I did as a kid. As an adult and a wife, I try to make sustainable choices. I am a proponent of learning to cook early in life – it is the best way to stay healthy I think, a topic for another day.
On this blog, I write on subjects that I try to understand and sometimes I share photographs, create infographics or compile interesting stuff into a series. I write about environmental science, climate change, pollution, agriculture, biotechnology, biomimicry, green business, renewable energy, toxicology, occupational safety, green living, waste management, interviews that I’ve conducted, notes from my Masters course, webinars, chats and a ‘Green India Series’ that bring stories of India’s environmental movement. . Are you a student? You’ll find my notes useful. Enjoyed my blog? Let’s talk.
You will find me on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Behance, Instagram and 500px.
Please feel free to contact me at : Anuja (at) AnujaSawant (dot) com