Hey there! My name is Lavanya Prakash. Here’s a little about me…
I discovered my love for nature through photography. Through the lens of the camera, my eyes opened to nature’s finer details, and more importantly, the beauty of the biodiversity in my home, Singapore. I started this blog when I was 12, to share my pictures with interesting facts, photos and my thoughts about national parks, national reserves and other trails in Singapore and beyond.
Little did I know that my blog would catapult me into this journey to discover my life purpose and passion- environmentalism. I now live with a larger purpose in this world- that is to help protect and save the environment and Mother Earth. She’s a gift given to us – with beauty and grace in everything she contains, providing us with everything we & the millions of other earthlings need. We need to listen to the oceans, seas, forests, mangroves, beaches, our towns and cities too ~ they are sending a message of alarm and warning us of catastrophe if we don’t act soon to preserve Earth’s precious biodiversity.
I am currently pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies (specializing in Biology) in the National University of Singapore (NUS). I like that the course is interdisciplinary in nature, and we get the opportunity to engage in environmental problems from the lens of science, public health, law, business and other disciplines. Beyond academics, it has been an enriching experience to meet like-minded people, contribute to green groups in university and enact sustainability initiatives. Lately, I have also been involved in climate advocacy and getting a taste of work experience through internships. Apart from sharing my photography as usual on my blog, I can’t wait to share what I learn as I evolve, learn and grow as an environmentalist.
My other hobbies and interests include singing, Indian classical dance, playing the violin, poetry writing, baking, and cooking.
By reading this blog I hope you take away one thing. Take a moment to connect to nature instead of wifi. Besides the wellness benefits of being in nature, it can help unleash your inner environmentalist. Because how can you care about something you do not love or are connected to?
Please feel free to write your thoughts about my blog posts in the comments, or contact me directly. I love to hear from people! I hope you join me as I continue discovering, exploring and unleashing the beauty of nature.