Started environmental activism as a student of Professor John C Jacob in 1978 as member of Zoological Club of Payyannur College. Continued as one of the student volunteers in the save Silent Valley struggle and later engaged in the environment Education and organizing in Nature Clubs. Since 1983 has been fulltime activist in the environment and wildlife sector. Member of several environmental groups in Kerala. Founder THANAL and has been active in the environment research and education activities for three decades with rich experience in environment struggles and activities in Kerala
Trustee and board member of Thanal, directly associated with Zerowaste Campaign, Pesticide and environment health research and monitoring and Organic farming.(www.thanal.co.in) Engaged in International Advocacy for Chemical safety with special focus on Persistent Organic Pollutants, waste management, pesticide safety, biodiversity based ecological agriculture, food sovereignty, and green livelihoods. Since 2000 closely observing the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Pollutants representing Thanal. (http://chm.pops.int/). Visited over 30 Countries and delivered talks on the subject of POPs , Pesticides, Zerowaste, Environment health and justice.
Steering committee member of the International POPs Elimination Network (www.ipen.org) Steering Committee member Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (www.no-burn.org) Steering Committee Member and Co chair Pesticide Task Force, Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (www.panap.net) Director, Pesticide Action Network - India
V.C.Padmanabhan Memorial Award - 2014
In the category of Ecology and Environment Conservation.