The Global Search for Education: Climate Activist Samaira Malik Interviews Nikita Baliarsingh

C. M. Rubin
3 min readSep 4, 2023

This month, audiences can screen Net Zero Speaks with Nikita Baliarsingh on the Planet Classroom Network. This film is part of the Net Zero series curated by the Protect Our Planet Movement and Planet Classroom.

Explore the greener future of transportation in Net Zero Speaks with Nikita Baliarsingh.

Climate activist Samaira Malik engages in a transformative conversation with Baliarsingh, the visionary co-founder and CIO of Nexus Power, to discover eco-friendly batteries and sustainable solutions driving us towards a net-zero emissions future. Samaira is a passionate Grade 12 student at National Public School Bangalore in India. She co-founded The Gaia Project, educating and empowering young minds for climate action. Her initiatives span 3Rs advocacy, medical resource redistribution, and innovative sustainability research.

The Global Search for Education is pleased to welcome Samaira Malik.

Samaira, why did you select this particular Climate Thought Leader to interview? What inspired you about her?

I chose to interview Nikita Baliarsingh, the founder of Nexus Power, as a Climate Thought Leader due to her remarkable contributions and innovative approach to sustainable energy and climate change mitigation. Her expertise at the intersection of technology and sustainability aligns with my passion.

What particularly inspired me about Nikita was her dedication to addressing urgent environmental challenges. Her commitment to practical solutions through Nexus Power’s initiatives and her ability to motivate action stood out, making her a significant voice in the climate conversation.

Nikita’s visionary thinking and environmental passion made her an ideal fit for this interview.

What surprised you the most during your interview?

During the interview, one of the most surprising aspects was Nikita’s profound understanding and insights into sustainable energy and climate intricacies.

Her innovative ideas, comprehensive knowledge of renewable energy advancements, and ability to relate these concepts to real-world applications were truly impressive.

What are your main takeaways for the Net Zero audience from this interview?

My three key takeaways for the Net Zero audience are:

First, Innovative Solutions for a Sustainable Future:

Nikita’s insights underscore the importance of innovative solutions in achieving a net-zero future. These innovations not only enhance renewable energy’s reliability and scalability but also improve accessibility and cost-effectiveness.

The takeaway is that embracing innovation is vital for meeting climate goals.

Embracing New Advancements in the Field:

The interview highlighted how new advancements in sustainable energy are shaping our approach to climate change.

The takeaway is that staying informed and actively adopting these advancements can accelerate the transition to a low-carbon future.

Collaborative Teamwork for Impact:

Nikita’s perspective on collaboration and teamwork is crucial. The interview emphasised that net-zero goals require collective effort involving governments, industries, communities, and individuals.

Through cooperation, knowledge-sharing, and collaborative projects, we can magnify our impact and drive meaningful change. This unity and shared responsibility are essential to address the global challenge of climate change.

In summary, the main takeaways for the Net Zero audience from my interview with Nikita Baliarsingh encompass the importance of innovative solutions, staying updated on advancements, and working collaboratively for a sustainable, net-zero future.

Thank you Samaira!

C. M. Rubin and Samaira Malik

Don’t miss Net Zero Speaks with Nikita Baliarsingh, now streaming on the Planet Classroom Network. This film is curated by the Protect Our Planet Movement and Planet Classroom.