WHY I STARTED SUN FOUNDATION?
Back in 2016, the AQI levels had reached alarming levels in the city I lived in, which is infamous till date for its ‘airpocalyptic’ situation during the winter.
As a 14-year old then, I felt helpless as a public health emergency was declared, schools were shut down and the medical community warned people to stay indoors. My own health problems and acute respiratory maladies were aggravated by the deteriorating air-quality, and this is when I decided to do something.
I took a chance and spoke with my school headmistress about doing our bit to improve the air quality in our city. She listened and we discussed the option of considering renewable energy as a cleaner source of energy for the school. This is where it all started. A few months later, our school had got solar panels installed.
I wanted to institutionalize the process to engage the youth, the prime stakeholders, and come up with an actionable solution towards engaging them in trying to make a dent in the rapid pace of environmental degradation, and provide them with actionable steps aimed at climate change mitigation through renewables adoption and advocacy.
Thus, I established SUN Foundation in January 2016. The process of installing the solar panels at The Shri Ram School sensitized me to the nuances of the solar industry like net metering, irradiation, PLF etc. and its huge positive effects. The experience opened a completely new avenue of learning and growth and helped me understand the benefits of contributing to saving the planet by living sustainably.
SUN Foundation has since then expanded its ambit of operations and has various initiatives aimed at sensitizing the youth, offering tools to bring about awareness, and simplifying the process for schools to adopt renewable energy.
Feel free to explore the website to know all that we do!
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