Asha is a 16 year old blogger, environmentalist, and filmmaker. She first launched Asha for the World in 2013, as a means of sharing her knowledge and passion for the environment with the world.
A few years ago, Asha created a poster and video on climate change for her grade 5 class. In doing research for the project, she was inspired to do something to help the environment. Thus begun “Asha for the World”.
The name “Asha” comes from the ancient language Sanskrit, meaning “hope”. So, Asha for the World really means Hope for the World. That means hope for the animals and plants who are affected by a warming climate, hope for future generations that they might have a livable world, but most of all, hope for us, that we might have the courage to stand up and make a change for the better.
Aside from blogging, Asha is an active environmentalist in the real world. She has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25, and has had the opportunity to take part in events such as the Planet in Focus Roundtable Event with Dr. David Suzuki as one of the 10 youth panelists.
One of Asha’s other endeavours included producing a video for the 2016 EduTOX video challenge. Her video, entitled Air Pollution: Toxins in Car Exhaust, won top overall English video, and she was invited to present her video at the World’s Largest Sandbox Event in Ottawa.
Asha believes that it is our duty as citizens of this earth to protect our environment, regardless of age. After all, it will be our generation that will see the full effects of climate change, and only we can reverse it.
It’s our time.