Hello, my name is Japna Singh. I am a rising senior at Princeton Day School in Princeton, NJ and have been a part of the Project Green Schools community since freshman year. I am honored and excited to be taking on the position of co-president of the Youth Council. Sustainability and environmental activism has always been a major part of my life. Whether this was from attending climate rallies to always engaging in conversations regarding current environmental policy issues, I have always strived to be a leader in the sustainability world.
This summer I am an intern at The SWEEP+, the only comprehensive sustainable performance and environmental leadership standard covering municipal solid waste programs and the private companies that support them. My passion for the environment has pushed me to partake and lead many sustainability projects. Whether that is from currently working on implementing compost systems in all the neighboring Gurdwara’s (Sikh place of worship) near me to working with Project Green Schools and Koita on a collab, my passion for sustainability continues to grow. I have also been a part of the Energy and Climate Scholars(an organization linked with Princeton University Ph.D. students to learn about the different intricacies of climate work) and am the current head of my school’s environmental action club ENACT.
This year one of my biggest goals at the youth council is to create more opportunities to engage in debates and conversations regarding the intricacies of climate justice. As co-president I hope to get more engagement in discussion throughout all members of the community. Our voices are so important to hear and it is of the utmost importance that these healthy conversations continue to grow.
In the future I hope to pursue environmental entrepreneurship and study social impact. I am grateful for this leadership opportunity and am excited for the journey that lies ahead.