Anghy Sayury Aquino Martínez (she/her)Regional Ambassador, Tunza Eco Generation
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Anghy is a dedicated environmental educator who actively leads projects, engages in various programs, and collaborates on platforms aimed at creating a sustainable future for all.
Peru, Age 24
Regional Ambassador, Tunza Eco Generation; ClimateScience Teacher Ambassador, ClimateScience; PIM promoter on "Programa de Integración Minera" (Mining Integration Program)
How are you using education to build more sustainable and equitable communities? Tell us about your EE work and impact.
I carry out projects aimed at achieving Sustainable Development Goals, including the following:
- My project "Creando Generaciones Verdes" (Creating Green Generations) consists of a set of Spanish-language educational materials that promote environmental education and are aimed at children ages eight to twelve years old. More information about this project is available here >
- The objective of my project "Quiero Mi Barrio Limpio" (I Want My Neighborhood Clean) was to educate people in my neighborhood about the proper disposal of garbage. To achieve this goal, we held talks and workshops with the neighbors.
- I conduct workshops and events with people and professionals from different careers to promote sustainable mining in my country (Peru).
- I host Zoom meetings to teach older adults about the importance of environmental care.
Through my projects and activities, I promote a clear and shared vision for change in my community. I have inspired and motivated others to take positive actions, and they have also motivated me to continue my work. I learn from them, and they learn from me.
Tell us about your journey to where you are today. What inspired you? What has your path been like?
Since I was a little girl, I have always had a great connection with nature. I was born in a small town in the Peruvian highlands, located at 4600 meters above sea level and surrounded by mountains covered with ichu, a plant that, like the villagers, is very resistant to the cold winters of my town, San José de Quero.
The beautiful rivers, valleys, and landscapes of the place where I was born and raised—San José de Quero, Junín, Peru—taught me to love nature. For this reason, I participate in activities that seek to promote environmental care and sustainable development in all sectors, including the mining one. give back to these beautiful places by fighting every day for a sustainable future for everyone and everything.
I am truly committed to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals; therefore, I actively participate in platforms, programs, contests, and organizations that promote sustainable development around the world, including Tunza Eco Generation, ClimateScience, and Programa de Integración Minera.
The path I have taken has many challenges, but the love I feel for the environment is far greater than any difficulties.
A Little More About Me
What advice would you give to the next generation of leaders?
Never be discouraged; embrace the daily struggle and give it your all. Even on those tough days when your best feels out of reach, remember that simply trying is a victory in itself. Don't fret over setbacks; keep moving forward with determination. Prioritize both your physical and mental well-being, for they are the foundation of your success. From the bottom of my heart, I wish you all the best, and I want you to take pride in the incredible journey you're embarking on. Your dedication and resilience are truly admirable, and I deeply appreciate and admire you for all that you're doing
What book, film, or art piece has had the greatest impact on you?
"Earth Song" by Michael Jackson deeply impacted me when I first heard it and saw its music video at 12 years old, influencing the path I wanted to take and inspiring me to make a positive difference in the world. The song's emotional depth and powerful message continue to resonate with me, serving as a constant reminder of my values and aspirations.
What’s a passion project of yours outside of your work?
Having my garden, planting trees, and writing.
Do you prefer sunrise, sunset, midday, or midnight?
I prefer midnight, because it is very calm and quiet.