What do you do as an intern?
As a digital marketing intern at The Ground_Up Project, my main role is to search for small green businesses across the world and write blog posts on them. My previous tasks involved working on Scouting for Green, where I met many more like-minded volunteers from across the world.
What’s the best part about working with The Ground_Up Project?
The best part about working with The Ground_Up Project is getting to know a myriad of organizations that are doing such great work for the environment. Also, I absolutely adore the team and have learnt so much from them. They’re all really smart and great people!
What inspires you?
Living in India, I see people being deprived of basic facilities like clean drinking water or adequate sanitation and spreading word about organizations that help solve the world’s biggest problems motivates me.
Why is it important to talk about green businesses on social media?
There are so many small green businesses that have the perfect solutions to the world’s problems. The only step required after this is spreading word about them and what better way than social media.
What is the most valuable lesson you have learned so far?
A lot of the entrepreneurs I have researched and written about have personally experienced an incident that led them to their inspiring ideas. Personal lessons go a long way and I’ve learnt that ideas can originate from anywhere.
How can people get involved?
The Ground_Up Project is a great platform through which people can engage. Following the blog, reading our posts, sharing them on social media helps spread the knowledge about these green businesses. Simply just extending information and talking about small businesses can help.
Akanksha is from New Delhi, India and has been with The Ground_Up Project for over a year now. She is majoring in Business-Economics. Her earlier experience with various social enterprises and environmental organizations brought her to work for The Ground_Up Project. She is passionate about social impact and wishes to work with a social impact consulting firm after graduating. For fun she enjoys working out and playing with puppies.