Hi – I’m Punita Koustubhan and I’m a freelancer in environmental sustainability, thanks for reading my blog! I aspire to harness ecosystem services to transform urban and suburban developments into tranquil, mixed use environments that nurture thriving populations. While managing research labs, I was inspired to improve their energy efficiency and implement Green Chemistry principles. This lead me to enrolling as an Executive Master’s student at the Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability(CLiGS) at Virginia Tech. I am also a volunteer at the Wild Bird Fund, the only wild bird rehab center in NYC, which plays an integral part in promoting the human culture of respect for biodiversity. You can feel free to contact me at pkoustubhan ‘at’ gmail dot com for any opportunities for collaboration in the sustainability field.