52 PARINDEY FELLOWSHIP
Agnus Mariya Antony | Idukki, Kerala
Community Participation in Environmental Conservation
Agnus is from the hills of the Western Ghats (Idukki district) in Kerala. Born in a farming family, she has always been enthusiastic about nature. She follows a minimalistic lifestyle, is always up for travelling and has done solo travel on a low budget across India. She is a workaway.info volunteer and a couchsurfer too.
Agnus has an academic background in Environmental Science and Plant Science. Her work experience includes working on decentralised waste management systems, community participated water resource and forest restoration activities.
She believes that reaching out to people who are pursuing alternative and sustainable livelihoods and learning from them is an urgent need.
As part of the 52 Parindey Fellowship, she is exploring community participation in environmental conservation in different geographies of India, which would help her to learn more inclusive solutions for environmental issues.