Meet the GreenBuzz Volunteer Team!
We are proud to have a great and diverse team of sustainability professionals supporting our activities with their expert knowledge.
Meet Aisha Schnellmann, our social media content expert. Aisha specializes in communications in development and sustainability topics. She continuously develops our communications and networking strategy.
Why did you choose to join the GreenBuzz Zurich team and what role do you play within the organisation?
More than five years ago, I moved from Singapore to Switzerland. Once here, I knew that I needed to plug into the sustainability scene in my new home if I wanted to continue deepening my understanding of sustainability issues. When I met the GreenBuzz Zurich team for the first time and attended my virgin event, I knew very quickly that I had found the community I was looking for – a thriving network full of sustainability-passionate professionals eager to positively impact the world. I joined the team because I wanted to contribute actively to the organisation and support its important work more directly. At GreenBuzz Zurich, I am part of the communications team and create social media content for the organisation.
In your opinion, what do you see as the biggest challenge for sustainability within your industry?
In my opinion, the biggest challenge is fostering mutually-beneficial collaboration among companies, governments, the civil sector, and nonprofits to reach sustainability goals together. The complexity of many global sustainability issues requires that different stakeholders work together to change systems, but this continues to be a major challenge.
And on a more optimistic note, what is a positive development within your industry with regards to sustainability (either a solution to the above-mentioned challenge or a future outlook towards positive change)?
There is a growing sense of urgency, and increased public awareness of sustainability issues in general – though there is still room for improvement. But with more companies, governments, and the civil sector prioritising sustainability goals, opportunities to collaborate will continue to rise; which bodes well for the future.