Muskan Lamba is a 21-year-old Economics graduate from Miranda House, Delhi University in India. She comes from a research background in the social sciences, with a passion towards social justice and equity, and believes that humanizing the seas by integrating the arts and humanities into ocean literacy is crucial. Over the last three years, she has worked in the field of environmental sustainability in the capacity of three diverse roles: as the Head of Research and Development at Enactus Miranda House, a social entrepreneurship society under Enactus India; as the college representative for ECHO, an environment conservation project on ‘SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production’ with WWF-India; and as a Youth Advisor for World Ocean Day, The Ocean Project. In recent years, she has become thoroughly acquainted with the 30x30 ocean conservation target, specifically the economic implications of the same, and looks forward to using her honed understanding of the dynamics of ocean protection as an OceanEcho 30x30 Fellow. Additionally, Muskan derives tons of power and value from community and loves to indulge in music, stories, cinematography, and mental health advocacy.
30x30 India is a multidimensional campaign rooted in advancing socio-environmental learning around ocean conservation through community engagement activities including: 1) an exhibition of ocean-inspired art by Indian creatives, 2) a 5-day online course that aims to enable a peer learning network through discussions based on resources curated around themes of ocean conservation with special focus on India, and 3) gaining momentum and support towards the 30x30 target through media outreach and networking with marine conservation organizations/experts in the country. We are also currently drafting a regional 30x30 petition to seek support from those in power and working on an opinion article based on our campaign outcomes to highlight the urgency of the goal in India.