Arun Krishnamurthy

2012 Young Laureate, Environment
India, Born 1986

arunoogle@gmail.com

New campaign to clean 50 urban lakes in India

July 6, 2017

Indian conservationist Arun Krishnamurthy, whose campaign to restore his nation’s lakes and ponds began with his decision to remove rubbish from a single pond in his own neighbourhood in Chennai (formerly Madras, in south-eastern India) 10 years ago, is taking on his biggest challenge yet. In...

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Court case holds up lake restoration

March 9, 2015

There is only one way of keeping up with Arun Krishnamurthy, founder of the Environmental Foundation of India (EFI). You chase him as he chases his dreams. The journey is full of unexpected moments. A telephone conversation can get suddenly disrupted because he is tending to a...

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New life for Chennai lake

December 20, 2012

Why does a bright, young Indian give up a very promising career with Google for life as an environmentalist? The answer is compelling: fear of being too comfortable. “Quitting Google in 2010 was a tough decision,” says Arun Krishnamurthy. “They were wonderful employers. But I...

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