What can local communities do to combat climate change | Vasuki K | TEDxThiruvananthapuram

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In this talk, Dr. K Vasuki, takes us through the impact of human negligence and irresponsibility on the environment. Watch her as she sheds light on her initiative "C power 5," which stands for "Change can change climate change" and the steps that we can take to mitigate the impending calamity that awaits us. She reinforces the need to work towards a sustainable and green environment by citing some interesting examples close to home.

Dr. K Vasuki is a 2008 batch IAS official from Tamil Nadu and is currently serving as the District Collector of Thiruvananthapuram (at the time of writing). Ahead of assuming office as the district collector, Dr. Vasuki served as the Director of Suchitwa Mission.

In her tenure as the Director of Suchitwa Mission, Dr. Vasuki was noted for her efforts in implementing a green protocol and for her emphasis on eliminating plastic waste and quoting it as “My waste, my responsibility,” which is the first-ever waste management protocol launched in the state.

Her obstinate determination and ingenuousness towards her work have won the hearts of millions, especially during the recent crisis faced by the state of Kerala in India, where she had the mammoth task of coordinating rescue operations, channeling supplies and updating the public about the situation in the district for the flood victims.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx