Karuna Singh, Earth Day Network, India
For years now, Karuna A. Singh, has been working towards building awareness around environmental and climate change issues in a wide spectrum of audiences. As a senior executive in the State Department’s US Consulate at Kolkata for over two decades, she has organized several seminars, film screenings, workshops and other media events to educate and inspire the youth of the nation to work for the environment. Her work area covers 12 states of eastern and north-eastern India. She has helped initiate several cross-border programs on subjects like Coastal Zone Management and is currently the Country Director for Earth Day Network, the world’s largest environmental movement. Karuna Singh is also one of the few, trained by Al Gore himself, to advocate climate change issues.