Age does not matter when one has the right intention and the drive to nurture an idea to success. An 11th-grade student in Hyderabad is making use of technology to save trees in her area. The student is also heading an initiative that aims to save the ‘green belt’ in the state by getting students involved in the process.
The sprightly student started giving shape to her thoughts some six months back. She started an initiative to increase the green belt by undertaking plantation drives near residential societies. Later, she realized that being on the net would help her and her idea to reach many people.
Anusha Agarwal then created a website named ‘Carbon Neutral Warrior’ that links people who want to buy textbooks with those who want to donate them. Her project involves three objectives. The first one is to get the children in her community to plant saplings of their choice.
Second, she and her associates hold panel discussions in collaboration with an NGO and green brigades to spread awareness about the issue and understand how people can take small steps to reduce carbon emissions. And the third one on her list is a textbook reuse initiative. Her website links the donors with the receivers. Anusha designed the website herself to include her requirements.
Incidentally, the receivers don’t have to buy textbooks, and Anusha feels that if the chain continues, the need for trees is bound to reduce. She feels it’s our duty to save our planet for the future and to take actions that will make a difference in the future.
Anusha’s mother is pretty pleased with her daughter’s drive and says Anusha faced initial problems when she could not procure saplings. Later, they found out that GHMC gives them for free to those interested in the concept, and that’s how her work started.