“I believe that we are tenants on this earth and it is our duty to leave our planet the same way we arrived here”
The Womennovator Garvita always had this mindset to preserve the earth and its natural resources.Along with her friend, she started an initiative called ‘Why Waste?’ whose sole aim is to save water and recycle organic waste in restaurants. She is someone who has worked for Google (virtual reality classrooms), been featured on various news channels, have given talk shows alongside founders, CEOs, and MDs of companies like Infosys, Tesco, Accenture Global Summits.
If one goes by the statistics, then 14 million liters of water is wasted every year in simply the water that we leave behind in glasses at restaurants. From over 300 lakes in the 60’s to less than 15 today, 90% less groundwater and a population of 11 million is what we have presently. Her team visited about 100 restaurants, teaching them a methodology called the ‘Half-marked glasses’ which persuades the waiter to fill the glasses only half-way through.
She has also started other initiatives like, Ecotonix- which is a series of environment-based cartoons, portraying environmental problems, ‘Chronicles of Change’- Inspires the youngsters between the age of 12-16 start their own initiatives, ‘Lead Young at Schools’ – Inspiring the youngsters to do their bit and ‘The Changemakers Society’ – A club for colleges which aims to increase the social awareness. She was named the “World’s Youngest Environmentalist” by the world records India. She was also chosen amongst the top 5 for the Hindu Businessline changemaker awards alongside people like the CEO of OYO rooms. She is also the Youngest women to be selected for the ‘She Creates Change’ program on full scholarship, out of 12000 participants from across the country conducted by change.org. Apart from this, the platforms she has spoken at – CII, IISc, Changemakers Day, FICCI. She has always been the youngest and the only girl in most places. Today, she is 18 years old and believes in herself to change the world someday.