Anshika Rath

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Class of

2025

Representing the City of

Sammamish

Sustainability Ambassador since

Summer 2020

Anshika Rath is an eighth grader at Pine Lake Middle School in the class of 2025. She has always been intrigued by leaders who strive to bring sustainability awareness to this society. Anshika aspires to partake in creating a better future, and Sustainability Ambassadors provides her with a platform to drive impact. When she isn’t engrossed in books at home, you’ll probably find her painting or dancing. Anshika is an international Odissi dancer and has performed locally, within the States, and globally in front of thousands of people. In addition to these passions, she associates with OSY (Odisha Seattle Youth), and other organizations promoting youth engagement and community involvement. Her personal water footprint is 1426 gallons per day which is about 21% better than average, while her carbon footprint is 25 tons of CO2 per year which is 62% better than average. To reduce these amounts, Anshika is going to delete a part of her lawn. Households are expected to maintain a nourished lawn, but are lawns actually necessary? While respecting community standards, Anshika plans on removing a third of her lawn to utilize 33% percent less water of what she originally used to irrigate the grass. She will replace the removed section with native plants that consume less resources, which will lower her carbon footprint as well. 

“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” -Robert Swan