Connections over Chai: Interview Series coming soon!

Connections over Chai is an interview series that I am starting soon at Spinning the Green Wheel. I will delve into the passions and careers of professionals working to solve the world’s environmental and social issues – be they environmental scientists, policy practitioners, NGO specialists or sustainability consultants.

The environmental sector is not without its stereotypes, and I hope to shatter some of those by featuring inspiring people from all over the world who have diverse backgrounds and experience. From teachers, architects and investment bankers; to community development workers, lawyers and professors.

We will find out all about…

  • How they got into the environmental or social sector
  • What is most fulfilling about their current role
  • Which experiences have shaped their worldview today
  • How living and working overseas has changed their approach to work
  • Where they see themselves in the next 5 years
  • What advice they would give to people wanting to work in the sector
  • How they “do their bit” environmentally

Are you passionate about the environment or curious about working in the environmental sector? Or just interested to read some fascinating stories from people living boldly? Then  look out for the first Connections over Chai interview in coming weeks!

Also, please get in touch with me at jenny (at) if you know someone with unique experiences they would be willing to share. Thanks!


Me, myself and India

India and I have a history filled with equal parts frustration, amazement, compassion and despair. Hospital visits, mountain views, bumpy bus rides and colourful hues.

Back in 2010 I spent a few months volunteering on environmental and education projects with a local NGO in rural Punjab, in the far north-west of the country. During my stay I was asked to give a presentation on environmental issues to a hall packed with school kids. At the end of the presentation I was both somewhat bemused, yet strangely thrilled when the school principal directed the students to recite an oath swearing to reduce their use of plastic bags and to plant more trees in the school and their villages.

Delivering environmental presentation

India challenged and confounded me. I had no idea then that I would find myself living here again so soon, but I guess India doesn’t allow you to escape her orbit that easily.

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