Agnus Mariya Antony, Idukki, Kerala

Community Participated Environmental Conservation Activities



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 volunteer and a couchsurfer too.

She has an academic background in Environmental Science and Plant Science. Her work experience includes working on decentralized Waste Management systems, community participated Water resource & Forest restoration activities and Environmental capacity building in the community in Kerala.


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 will be exploring the areas of community participated environmental conservation activities in different geographies of India, which would help her to learn more inclusive solutions for environmental issues.