Karuna Thapa is an environmental science graduate from Central Department of Environmental Science at Tribhuvan University. She joined Clean up Nepal in February 2018 as a Program Officer and is now leading our Zero Waste at Schools program. She believes that environmental education provides children with opportunities to engage in the real-world issues and prepares them for a sustainable future. She has been working with school children through the Zero Waste at Schools program and with communities through awareness trainings and workshops on sustainable waste management.
Formerly, she worked as a team leader for sensitization workshops conducted by Clean up Nepal throughout Bharatpur Metropolitan City. Prior to joining Clean up Nepal, she worked as an intern with Nepali organizations working in the field of waste management, climate change and WASH related activities. As an environment student, she has also volunteered in several NGO’s and campaigns, particularly in designing the Rainwater Harvest System, Wastewater Treatment System and facilitating environmental conservation education at schools. She believes that change starts with little steps and it is possible when individuals realize and takes these significant steps to impact their community and environment.