Gayatri Chauhan

Ashoka Staff
Gayatri Chauhan
Director, Climate & Planet

Gayatri is the founder of GAIA The Earth Foundation and BuzzOnEarth, a leading hub dedicated to mainstreaming sustainability and positioning Sustainability Edge as the new growth imperative for all stakeholders. BuzzOnEarth commands audiences from 190 countries, 120,000+ monthly subscribers and has made it to the coveted list of Top 10 sustainability Youtube channel globally (# 1 in India in 2020), and Top 25 sustainability blogs globally by Feedspot.

She is the creator of “Prakriti”, a pan-India social forestry program focused on cultivating multilayered food forests for improving farmer livelihoods and environmental ecosystems where more than 2,000 acres of barren land is in the process of being cultivated by more than 1,000 farmers across MP, Karnataka, and Rajasthan into green forests. Beyond sequestering millions of tonnes of carbon and other countless benefits for the environment, this model helps create rural entrepreneurs and provides them the opportunity to leapfrog intergenerational poverty constraints. Gayatri is also the founder of India MUN - a pan-India initiative for youth, which is a first for India and endorsed by the United Nations Environment Program with a mission to engage 1 Million Youth from India to champion the cause of sustainability and climate change.

As an alumnus of IIT Roorkee and ISB Hyderabad, Gayatri brings a lot of experience leading Sustainability, Branding and Market growth for large to mid-size Corporates and Startups. She is empaneled as a faculty at United States Green Building Council and has been recognized among 51 Global Smart Cities Leaders by World CSR Congress and Economic Times. She is also a TEDx speaker and a fellow of the Swedish Institute on Leadership and Sustainability.