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Kaushik

Trichy

Verified Change Maker

Last activity: 2024-03-04 23:37:28
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Overview
Actions

Bio

Youth Advisory Group (YAG) 2023 - 2024 @ World Bank Solutions for Youth Employment

Passionate civil & environmental engineering student with a vision to leverage technology for sustainability and social impact.

Hours Invested 800.75
Actions Taken 19
Skill Badges
Hands on
Community Collaboration
Data Orientation
Citizenship
Grit
Applied Empathy
Entrepreneurial
Problem Solving
Critical Thinking
Communication
Highlight

Avery Dennison InvEnt Scholar

- Pitched in the idea of innovative app or add in feature to tackle decrease in green cover using community engagement and technology - Won the best invent idea under the climate change criteria and a reward of 1300 USD

Interested in
Water
Civic-Environmental Data
Citizen Initiatives
Expert Review

Kaushik has been a solve ninja for more than 5 years started his problem solving journey when he was in school. His recent projects are great testimony for his passion towards climate change. His actions over the years clearly demonstrated grit, community collaboration and problem solving.

Kuldeep, Ceo Reap Benefit

2024-03-04 23:37:28

Book-style Meeting | Carbon Dioxide Removal Program | AirMiners

A group of 7 people from all over the world enter into a book-style meeting on discussing about Carbon Dioxide Removal based on the AirMiners Bootup content.

2024-03-04 23:16:00

Participated in the MacArthur Foundation x RB Meeting

I had the opportunity to meet and answer the questions from Chris Cardona, Chantell Johnson, and Yamini Mishra from the MacArthur Foundation on my journey as a problem solver and active citizenship.

2024-03-04 22:56:17

Sustainable Daily Practices

I have been trying to inculcate more environment friendly practices. Some that I have been following: 1) Almost no usage of papers for academia purposes (use of digital) 2) Commuting around the campus in cycle 3) Usage of steel water bottles 4) Usage of bus / metro wherever there's last mile connectivity

2024-03-04 22:38:04

Youth Advisor | World Bank | Climate Action and Mitigation

I am one of the 140 Youth Board Members of the World Bank, and I am currently engaged with the World Thematic Group focusing on Climate Action. Our primary task involves offering feedback on government policies and assessing their stance on sustainability.

2024-03-04 22:03:55

Finalist in Ideation Hackathon | CPCB | Govt. of Mizoram

A holistic approach to managing solid waste by focusing on different specific waste streams like biomedical, electronic, and solid waste. Each waste category presents unique challenges and opportunities for sustainable and environmentally friendly disposal. This project investigates strategies for proper waste segregation at house-hold level itself. Recycling, refurbishment, and responsible disposal is the need of the hour to minimize the ecological footprint and recover valuable resources embedded within varied waste products and delves into the best practices for segregation, collection, treatment, and removal of biomedical waste and also examines innovative methods of treating waste.

2024-03-04 19:21:02

Projects on Environmental and Energy Engineering

Completed courses on Basics of Energy and Environmental Engineering, Energy Storage Materials, Environmental Engineering, Energy Audit and Management, and Solar Technology from NIT Trichy. I have worked over many projects like Energy Audit for my Hostel and Mess, Report on economic and technical feasibilities of various Solar Water Heater technologies for the Hostels, Report on global Food Security especially in India, Mapping the Water line and source for the college and nearby area (Thiruverumbur) and suggesting solutions to mitigate water wastage, designing of Sewage Treatment Plant (STP), etc.

2024-01-26 14:04:31

Participated in En-Roads Climate Scenario Workshop | Reap Benefit

I participated in En-Roads Climate Scenario Workshop which was led by Johann Fernandes and facilitated by Ritika. En-Roads Climate Scenario is a tool which could be used to see how parameters like carbon tax, afforestation, population, etc. affects the global scenario like sea level rise, temperature change, global energy source, etc. forecasted till 2100. It gives which parameter has more impact and how it could be personalized based on each one's perspective to attain the 1.5 degree Celsius by 2100. I created my own scenario and I was surprised by how most of the change makers go behind one successful change/parameter, like Tesla and Elon, which leads to everyone talking about EVs today; but, I got to know the relation between impact and how many people are working over it. Here's the link for the simulation - https://en-roads.climateinteractive.org/scenario.html?v=23.12.0

2024-01-26 13:44:17

Participated in Solve Ninja Circle | Reap Benefit

I shared my Problem Solving Journey with Jarnail Singh and Yamini from MacArthur Foundation, which is a US based Fundraising Organization specifically focusing on Climate Change and Mitigations. While discussing on the journey, I responded to several questions, like what's the motivation behind what I'm doing, what's the insights and how people responded before and after the solution, etc. I also got to hear the problem solving journey of other ninjas from that group, which anchored my belief and gave me spark to go more in my journey.

2024-01-22 17:50:54

Research Interview on Sustainable Lifestyle with Kenza Nassiri

Engaged in a research interview I discovered through a LinkedIn post! Discussed my successful adoption of eco-friendly habits to contribute to a study on sustainable behavior change. Excited to see how my insights might shape future technologies for a more sustainable lifestyle.

2023-10-04 15:48:57

Climate Action and D&I - Project Coordination Intern at Surge Impact
Verified by: Reap Benefit Foundation

Hosur

I conducted comprehensive research on more than 150 esteemed figures and experts in the field of climate change and diversity & inclusion to identify mentors and panelists for climate action startup incubation and diversity & inclusion startups. I also explored emerging startups and technologies aimed at combating climate change and supporting diversity and inclusion, such as Waste Management, AI Biodiversity and Conservation, Li Battery Recycling and AI led Eco-Tourism to provide more details and possibilities of action which were similar to the participating applicants to the team members. Additionally, I attended the selection round meetings and gave my inputs and opinions on the participants to my fellow team members.

2023-09-26 13:23:07

Tree Mapping - Hosur & NIT Trichy
Verified by: Reap Benefit Foundation

Hosur

- Mapped more than 250+ trees - Created awareness on increasing the green cover in my area - Collected the data, analysed it and discussed it with the community - Planted 10 trees on the Independence Day

2023-09-26 13:22:41

Avery Dennison InvEnt Scholar
Verified by: Reap Benefit Foundation

Trichy

- Pitched in the idea of innovative app or add in feature to tackle decrease in green cover using community engagement and technology - Won the best invent idea under the climate change criteria and a reward of 1300 USD

2023-09-26 13:19:12

Employment opportunities to Transgender Community
Verified by: Reap Benefit Foundation

Hosur

- Detailed discussions with Reap Benefit members on the possibilities of including transgender people in the team - Attended the event ""Gender Inequality and the Transgender Community"" by the famous Transgender activist Jessica Lynn at Azim Premji University - Followed up some great people's work in this field (e.g. Akkai Padmashali, Life in Trans Activism by Nandini Murali - Talked with father's colleague in his company on how we can integrate trans employment in the food industry

2023-09-26 13:18:07

Grey Water Harvesting - TVS Academy Incharge, Hosur
Verified by: Reap Benefit Foundation

Hosur

- Responsible for the proper functioning of the grey water harvesting of TVS Academy. - Manually operated the pump and sprinkler of the grey water harvesting for irrigating the plants nearby every day for almost 4 months

2023-09-26 13:16:29

Air Quality Monitoring - Hosur Chapter
Verified by: Reap Benefit Foundation

Hosur

- Responsible for the two AQM stations in Hosur (one in TVS Academy and one in my home) - Collected the data every day for 5 months from the AQM on Temperature, Humidity, PPM, etc. - Planned out which space is suitable for AQM station installation and how can we solve air quality related problems (e.g. High PPM due to adjacent NH44 road, where we could plant tall trees which are dense, so that the dust particles doesn't come to us) - Pitched the AQM ideas and prototype in the Environment Day Pitching Presentation

2023-09-26 13:14:15

Tree Mapping - TVSA
Verified by: Reap Benefit Foundation

Hosur

Manually visited every tree in the campus with a group of 4 people and collected the data on the number of trees and species of it.

2023-09-26 13:11:38

Sanitation and Water Solutions at Government Schools
Verified by: Reap Benefit Foundation

Hosur

- Saved almost 104500 litres of water per year - Installed waterless urinals in the boys toilet - Painted the washrooms with cartoon pictures and images which acted as boards for boys and girls toilet - Installed Grey water harvesting - Educated girl students with Menstrual and Sanitary Hygienes - Ideated and implemented urinals for girls - Repaired the rain water harvesting pipes - Discussed with the teaching staffs on how can we increase the students attendance - Levelled the ground - Installed Wash basins - Sanitary Napkin Disposal system - Replaced Broken Latches and installed Toilet Maintenance Plan - Provided Cleaning Materials for Toilet

2023-09-26 13:07:36

Water Overflow Controller in tanks
Verified by: Reap Benefit Foundation

Hosur

An innovative Arduino-Based Water Controller, which uses sensor like proximity sensors which is being programmed to stop and start the motor based on the water level in the tank. It also has relay motors connected with the main water supply so that it can work with the water motor. A hard cases has been provided make it durable in terms of water resistant and damage resistant (to a certain extent). Achieved a significant impact by saving an impressive 3000 liters of water per home per month, equivalent to supplying water to five houses in the village on a daily basis.

2023-09-25 12:31:29

Saving the Bathalapalli Lake, Hosur
Verified by: Reap Benefit Foundation

Hosur

Problems Discovered: - Vandalism in the Bathlapalli Lake - Pollution of the lake due to nearby wine shop Investigation: - Gathered information from residents - Used Google Earth Pro to study the perimeter change of the lake Solution: - Contacted Sub-Collector of Hosur and addressed the issues - Wall being built by corporate giants around the lake

Hours Invested 800.75
Actions Taken 19

Bio

Youth Advisory Group (YAG) 2023 - 2024 @ World Bank Solutions for Youth Employment

Passionate civil & environmental engineering student with a vision to leverage technology for sustainability and social impact.

Skill Badges
Hands on
Community Collaboration
Data Orientation
Citizenship
Grit
Applied Empathy
Entrepreneurial
Problem Solving
Critical Thinking
Communication
Overview
Actions
Highlight

Avery Dennison InvEnt Scholar

- Pitched in the idea of innovative app or add in feature to tackle decrease in green cover using community engagement and technology - Won the best invent idea under the climate change criteria and a reward of 1300 USD

Interested in
Water
Civic-Environmental Data
Citizen Initiatives
Expert Review

Kaushik has been a solve ninja for more than 5 years started his problem solving journey when he was in school. His recent projects are great testimony for his passion towards climate change. His actions over the years clearly demonstrated grit, community collaboration and problem solving.

Kuldeep, Ceo Reap Benefit
Partners/Supporters
Reap Benefit

2024-03-04 23:37:28

Book-style Meeting | Carbon Dioxide Removal Program | AirMiners

A group of 7 people from all over the world enter into a book-style meeting on discussing about Carbon Dioxide Removal based on the AirMiners Bootup content.

2024-03-04 23:16:00

Participated in the MacArthur Foundation x RB Meeting

I had the opportunity to meet and answer the questions from Chris Cardona, Chantell Johnson, and Yamini Mishra from the MacArthur Foundation on my journey as a problem solver and active citizenship.

2024-03-04 22:56:17

Sustainable Daily Practices

I have been trying to inculcate more environment friendly practices. Some that I have been following: 1) Almost no usage of papers for academia purposes (use of digital) 2) Commuting around the campus in cycle 3) Usage of steel water bottles 4) Usage of bus / metro wherever there's last mile connectivity

2024-03-04 22:38:04

Youth Advisor | World Bank | Climate Action and Mitigation

I am one of the 140 Youth Board Members of the World Bank, and I am currently engaged with the World Thematic Group focusing on Climate Action. Our primary task involves offering feedback on government policies and assessing their stance on sustainability.

2024-03-04 22:03:55

Finalist in Ideation Hackathon | CPCB | Govt. of Mizoram

A holistic approach to managing solid waste by focusing on different specific waste streams like biomedical, electronic, and solid waste. Each waste category presents unique challenges and opportunities for sustainable and environmentally friendly disposal. This project investigates strategies for proper waste segregation at house-hold level itself. Recycling, refurbishment, and responsible disposal is the need of the hour to minimize the ecological footprint and recover valuable resources embedded within varied waste products and delves into the best practices for segregation, collection, treatment, and removal of biomedical waste and also examines innovative methods of treating waste.

2024-03-04 19:21:02

Projects on Environmental and Energy Engineering

Completed courses on Basics of Energy and Environmental Engineering, Energy Storage Materials, Environmental Engineering, Energy Audit and Management, and Solar Technology from NIT Trichy. I have worked over many projects like Energy Audit for my Hostel and Mess, Report on economic and technical feasibilities of various Solar Water Heater technologies for the Hostels, Report on global Food Security especially in India, Mapping the Water line and source for the college and nearby area (Thiruverumbur) and suggesting solutions to mitigate water wastage, designing of Sewage Treatment Plant (STP), etc.

2024-01-26 14:04:31

Participated in En-Roads Climate Scenario Workshop | Reap Benefit

I participated in En-Roads Climate Scenario Workshop which was led by Johann Fernandes and facilitated by Ritika. En-Roads Climate Scenario is a tool which could be used to see how parameters like carbon tax, afforestation, population, etc. affects the global scenario like sea level rise, temperature change, global energy source, etc. forecasted till 2100. It gives which parameter has more impact and how it could be personalized based on each one's perspective to attain the 1.5 degree Celsius by 2100. I created my own scenario and I was surprised by how most of the change makers go behind one successful change/parameter, like Tesla and Elon, which leads to everyone talking about EVs today; but, I got to know the relation between impact and how many people are working over it. Here's the link for the simulation - https://en-roads.climateinteractive.org/scenario.html?v=23.12.0

2024-01-26 13:44:17

Participated in Solve Ninja Circle | Reap Benefit

I shared my Problem Solving Journey with Jarnail Singh and Yamini from MacArthur Foundation, which is a US based Fundraising Organization specifically focusing on Climate Change and Mitigations. While discussing on the journey, I responded to several questions, like what's the motivation behind what I'm doing, what's the insights and how people responded before and after the solution, etc. I also got to hear the problem solving journey of other ninjas from that group, which anchored my belief and gave me spark to go more in my journey.

2024-01-22 17:50:54

Research Interview on Sustainable Lifestyle with Kenza Nassiri

Engaged in a research interview I discovered through a LinkedIn post! Discussed my successful adoption of eco-friendly habits to contribute to a study on sustainable behavior change. Excited to see how my insights might shape future technologies for a more sustainable lifestyle.

2023-10-04 15:48:57

Climate Action and D&I - Project Coordination Intern at Surge Impact
Verified by: Reap Benefit Foundation

Hosur

I conducted comprehensive research on more than 150 esteemed figures and experts in the field of climate change and diversity & inclusion to identify mentors and panelists for climate action startup incubation and diversity & inclusion startups. I also explored emerging startups and technologies aimed at combating climate change and supporting diversity and inclusion, such as Waste Management, AI Biodiversity and Conservation, Li Battery Recycling and AI led Eco-Tourism to provide more details and possibilities of action which were similar to the participating applicants to the team members. Additionally, I attended the selection round meetings and gave my inputs and opinions on the participants to my fellow team members.

2023-09-26 13:23:07

Tree Mapping - Hosur & NIT Trichy
Verified by: Reap Benefit Foundation

Hosur

- Mapped more than 250+ trees - Created awareness on increasing the green cover in my area - Collected the data, analysed it and discussed it with the community - Planted 10 trees on the Independence Day

2023-09-26 13:22:41

Avery Dennison InvEnt Scholar
Verified by: Reap Benefit Foundation

Trichy

- Pitched in the idea of innovative app or add in feature to tackle decrease in green cover using community engagement and technology - Won the best invent idea under the climate change criteria and a reward of 1300 USD

2023-09-26 13:19:12

Employment opportunities to Transgender Community
Verified by: Reap Benefit Foundation

Hosur

- Detailed discussions with Reap Benefit members on the possibilities of including transgender people in the team - Attended the event ""Gender Inequality and the Transgender Community"" by the famous Transgender activist Jessica Lynn at Azim Premji University - Followed up some great people's work in this field (e.g. Akkai Padmashali, Life in Trans Activism by Nandini Murali - Talked with father's colleague in his company on how we can integrate trans employment in the food industry

2023-09-26 13:18:07

Grey Water Harvesting - TVS Academy Incharge, Hosur
Verified by: Reap Benefit Foundation

Hosur

- Responsible for the proper functioning of the grey water harvesting of TVS Academy. - Manually operated the pump and sprinkler of the grey water harvesting for irrigating the plants nearby every day for almost 4 months

2023-09-26 13:16:29

Air Quality Monitoring - Hosur Chapter
Verified by: Reap Benefit Foundation

Hosur

- Responsible for the two AQM stations in Hosur (one in TVS Academy and one in my home) - Collected the data every day for 5 months from the AQM on Temperature, Humidity, PPM, etc. - Planned out which space is suitable for AQM station installation and how can we solve air quality related problems (e.g. High PPM due to adjacent NH44 road, where we could plant tall trees which are dense, so that the dust particles doesn't come to us) - Pitched the AQM ideas and prototype in the Environment Day Pitching Presentation

2023-09-26 13:14:15

Tree Mapping - TVSA
Verified by: Reap Benefit Foundation

Hosur

Manually visited every tree in the campus with a group of 4 people and collected the data on the number of trees and species of it.

2023-09-26 13:11:38

Sanitation and Water Solutions at Government Schools
Verified by: Reap Benefit Foundation

Hosur

- Saved almost 104500 litres of water per year - Installed waterless urinals in the boys toilet - Painted the washrooms with cartoon pictures and images which acted as boards for boys and girls toilet - Installed Grey water harvesting - Educated girl students with Menstrual and Sanitary Hygienes - Ideated and implemented urinals for girls - Repaired the rain water harvesting pipes - Discussed with the teaching staffs on how can we increase the students attendance - Levelled the ground - Installed Wash basins - Sanitary Napkin Disposal system - Replaced Broken Latches and installed Toilet Maintenance Plan - Provided Cleaning Materials for Toilet

2023-09-26 13:07:36

Water Overflow Controller in tanks
Verified by: Reap Benefit Foundation

Hosur

An innovative Arduino-Based Water Controller, which uses sensor like proximity sensors which is being programmed to stop and start the motor based on the water level in the tank. It also has relay motors connected with the main water supply so that it can work with the water motor. A hard cases has been provided make it durable in terms of water resistant and damage resistant (to a certain extent). Achieved a significant impact by saving an impressive 3000 liters of water per home per month, equivalent to supplying water to five houses in the village on a daily basis.

2023-09-25 12:31:29

Saving the Bathalapalli Lake, Hosur
Verified by: Reap Benefit Foundation

Hosur

Problems Discovered: - Vandalism in the Bathlapalli Lake - Pollution of the lake due to nearby wine shop Investigation: - Gathered information from residents - Used Google Earth Pro to study the perimeter change of the lake Solution: - Contacted Sub-Collector of Hosur and addressed the issues - Wall being built by corporate giants around the lake