Plant A Million Trees
After experiencing respiratory infections and asthma as a result of severe air pollution in Delhi, Aditya founded ‘Plant a Million Trees’, an initiative that started off with him planting a few saplings alone and sharing the photos on social media, and has now led to the planting of over 180,000 trees.
Aditya also successfully campaigned against single-use plastic by working with India’s ‘National Green Tribunal’ to introduce environmental compensation from some of the largest organisations in India, including Amazon, Walmart-Flipkart and Pepsi.
As part of the campaign against single-use plastic, Aditya petitioned Burger King to stop using single-use plastics in their restaurants. As the campaign picked up traction, the day before the protest the fast food giant declared it would no longer be using single-use plastics in Burger King restaurants across India. Aditya’s work has been featured by the BBC, Channel News Asia, TRT World and Indian news channels.
Through his work, Aditya has inspired countless young people to campaign on environmental and social issues.