Akanksha Tiwari is an Urban and Regional Planning graduate student at UI. She is working on AASHE STARS (The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System) 2.1 report. She collects and calculates STARS data to measure the sustainability performance of the University. In 2013, the University was awarded a Gold Rating and she hopes for an even better sustainability performance this time.
She has a Master’s degree in Sustainable Building Design and previously served as low-energy sustainable architect in India and sustainable building consultant in the UK.
Sustainability is the ‘mantra’ for her environmental ethics and wants more & more people to adopt a lifestyle that helps minimize their carbon impact. As a prospective urban planner, she truly believes in ‘fair share’ and environmental justice.
She seeks to contribute towards the preservation of environment, so that future generations are not obliged to use the internet to see what a hummingbird looked like!