Taking care of the environment is something that we should be all be involved in. It does not matter whether you are young or old, as everyone benefits from a cleaner and greener environment. This is the advocacy of Anoka Abeyrathne, an extraordinary young woman from Southeast Asia who founded Green the Climate, and is making a mark in history by her work in environmental protection and preservation.
Anoka Abeyrathne is a young environmental activist from Sri Lanka, and one of Youth Service America's 25 Most Powerful and Influential Young People in the World, who is most famous for her efforts in promoting environmental care, which has been a key figure in the replanting of twelve thousand Mangrove trees in the country. She is also one of the co-founders of Green the Climate, a non-profit organization that focuses on taking care of the environment and promoting renewable energy and organic farming practices.
Aside from this, Anoka has also actively been engaging in activities that would help make the localities in various areas in Sri Lanka aware of the importance of mangrove replantation and conservation in averting climate change.
Due to her extraordinary dedication in preserving the environment, Anoka has received several awards and recognitions as a testament to how much of an inspiration and influence she has been. She has been named as an International Climate Champion, a Global Changemaker, and a Youth Venture by various organizations that focus on environmental care.
One of Anoka's most important accomplishments is her inclusion in the 25 Most Powerful and Influential Young People in the World by Youth Service America, which simply shows just how far her efforts have been made known.
Anoka's passion for promoting environmental protection comes from an innate desire to see the future generation have something to enjoy. Anoka firmly believes that our relationship with nature must be mutual, and that we must be willing to give something back to it.
She also emphasizes on making the younger generation involved, as they are the future of society and will be the ones that would reap the harvest of whatever is being planed today. She said in an interview:
"I am inspired to act because I am passionately curious about protecting the environment while creating harmony between communities and the environment. part in saving their planet. "
Leadership is one of Anoka's qualities that has enabled her to be successful in her endeavors. She believes that no action is too insignificant, and no effort is too small if one is willing to give their time and effort to make a positive change in society. Anoka is a great example of this, because of the amazing influence and inspiration that she has been in the field of environmental care and protection. She often says in interviews:
"I believe that my actions have inspired more young people to act, to take a stand and to be part of ongoing re-plantating programs, workshops and to use both social and digital media to protect the environment, one community at a time. is us youth being inspired by my actions and fellow colleges' actions.
Up to today, Anoka actively pursues environmental protection and works with various organizations in her country to ensure that the next generation would have a gener society. She knows that there is still a lot to be done, but she believes that through making the public aware, more and more people would join the cause to protect the environment and leave something for their children and future generations to enjoy. Anoka said this in an interview:
"I say that there's nothing we can not do. Along with my friends and networks, I will continue to do my very best to help our country and world become cleaner, more environmentally friendly and sustainable."