Pune: City-based 21-year-old Avni Awasthee along with members of ‘Climate Force Antarctica 2018’ (CFA) have geared up to develop an app and include 87 members from 20 nations to spread awareness and suggest possible solutions to combat global warming, which is badly affecting the Antarctica continent.
Avni, who has been twice to Antarctica, was given the responsibility to develop the app and suggest possible solutions for the problems there. “This time I went as a mentor along with two US counter-parts. And I was the only Indian selected for this mission,” said Avni.
“The aim of this CFA was to find solutions to the continent’s problems and create awareness about exploitation of the continent due to global warming,” said Avni.
“We could clearly see that the glaciers are melting and the number of animal habitats have reduced considerably,” said Avni, adding, “To suggest solutions and create awareness, the group has decided to develop an app and start it with 87 members of the community from 20 nations.”
“I would appeal to people to keep a check on the usage of electricity, water and introducing solar panels, practise composting and rainwater harvesting. If one individual starts with the environment-friendly practices, then gradually it will spread across the nation.”
She was felicitated by Robert Swan, the British environmentalist and veteran polar explorer from the US-based 2041 Foundation, on receiving the third rank at national-level for both the videos and appointed as one of the student ambassadors for tetra pack recycling. She got selected from 6,000 applicants.