Shilpa Karri - Power Systems Team Manager

1. On a scale of 1 to 5, how sustainable are you daily?

3

2. Give an example of the one thing you do to be sustainable

Use re-usable cloth bags for shopping, use public transport for commuting, recycle plastic and glass jars for grocery storage, use recycling bins as appropriate, no paper printing at work unless required for legal documentation, use Microsoft for meeting notes, using cloth gift wrappings.

3. Who is your sustainable ‘inspiration’?

My Mother

4. What does the world need to become more sustainable right now?

Changing consumer behaviour to use less energy – unless we can use 100% renewable energy so that we are not continuously depleting the finite fossil energy resources and increasing the cost of energy by becoming dependant on the few countries that can dictate gas pricing to satisfy basic needs for the world’s population.

5. What one piece of advice would you give your younger self?

Wear a jumper before you turn the heating on.

6. Could you live ‘off grid’ for a whole year?

Yes, if I have the ability to use rooftop solar for energy.

7. What three sustainable items would you want on a desert island?

Water bottle (metal), Wool blanket, box of matches for Wood fire

8. If you could rid the world of one thing that is environmentally detrimental, what would it be?

Plastic

9. What one step could each of us make right now to be more sustainable?

Minimise driving

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