Abirambika Ravivarman (MBA)

(Leads strategic thinking, client relations and project designing at Green Minds.)

She has masters in finance and used to work with Citibank prior to founding Green Minds. Her earlier experience has given her the vision and strength for creating a sustainable business. She is passionate about making an effective change to the planet and bring in changes in the lives of people by changing the way they think.

She also has media experience through documentaries, presentations, audio-visuals and various other formats. She is a producer and anchor for a television program in DD Pothigai. Now as a sustainability coach she conducts classes & seminars for schools, colleges, universities, corporate, workplaces and individuals.

Jayalakshmi Sakthivelan (M.Sc., M.Ed.)

(Sustainable lifestyle curriculum designer and instructor.)

“My experience taught me the invaluable lesson that everything on earth moves towards finding a way to sustain for longer and ever. Now my main aim as a Sustainability Educator is to educate the world population in sustainability thinking and living. With this mission I am making my moves to gather up the entire world population to live and think as One”

She has a huge passion for Education and has her masters done in the same. Being an educationist and her love for media she has done many documentary films and television productions. She worked with Doordarshan for 15 years before she set on her own to explore the field of media. As part of her media journey she got the opportunity to work with various NGOs, villages and rural people for the government projects on development communication synergized with adjectival education and Sustainability education. To name a few, Human Rights Education, Women empowerment in rural areas, Climate Change education, Child welfare, Pollution Control, Forest Area Preservation, Networks mobilization, Life skills, Communication skills, Eradication of Child labor. With the experience gained from these projects and a passion for making some changes in life’s of people she has co-founded Green Minds, a center that will cater to Sustainability related activities and education.

Green minds center enters Guinness world record

Creating awareness towards sustainability is the first step and hence we planned and organized a Pledge-a-thon to receive maximum number of pledges as a campaign for Sustainability. A total of 122582 pledges were successfully taken across Tamil Nadu with a kick off in Chennai City among youth and children.

This Pledge-a-thon was to

  • Advocate Education for sustainable development
  • Green minds towards changes in thinking, values, attitudes and behaviors
  • Showcase the importance of respects and love for “SELF” the human being and the planet
  • Create awareness which is one of the key areas of strategic action of UNESCO’s Decade of Education for Sustainable Development