Young Farmer Champion Anika Molesworth has been honoured by Instagram in their Earth Day celebrations as one of “Instagram’s Most Inspiring Environmentalists”
Observed every year on April 22, Earth Day is a day to celebrate the planet and educate people about the need for environmental protection.
In honor of this eco-friendly holiday, Instagram highlighted individuals who are doing incredible and inspirational things for the Earth every day of the year. From photographers to scientists, artists, entrepreneurs, farmers, writers, small business owners, filmmakers, and chefs, here are just a few of the changemakers in the Passion Passport community who are using their platforms to fight for sustainability.
This is Anika’s profile
ANIKA MOLESWORTH (@ANIKAMOLESWORTH)
What she does:
Anika is a researcher in international agricultural development who splits her time between her family’s arid outback sheep farm in western New South Wales, crop trials in the Riverina (where she’s completing her Ph.D.), and international fieldwork at the Cambodian Agricultural Research and Development Institute. No two of her days are ever the same — one morning she could be flying a drone with a multi-spectral camera over a cotton crop to gauge plant health and the next, she could be wearing a white coat and running laboratory experiments. But regardless of whether she’s wading through muddy fields to collect soil samples or giving TEDx talks, Anika is fighting for sustainable farming, environmental conservation, and climate change action.
What sustainability means to her:
“Sustainability means conserving and enhancing our precious natural resources so that future generations can enjoy a rich and wondrous world just as much as we have. That means looking after the wildlife, vegetation, soils, and water (the building blocks of a healthy environment). But in order to do this, we must realize the fragility of the natural world and our impact upon it. When we care for the land, it supports us.”
As you will see Anika’s joins some of the world’s greatest environmental legends
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Anika is also a member of our Youth Voices Leadership Team Read about the team here