Arun Krishnamurthy is an Indian environmental activist who has initiated the campaign of cleaning various lakes across India. He is known for founding the NGO, Environmentalist Foundation of India (EFI) in 2011 based in Chennai which has its branches in other cities such as Hyderabad, Delhi and Coimbatore. Arun with the organisation has been successful in cleaning at least 17 lakes in the country and having worked in Google before quitting the job to dedicate voluntarily.
Awards and Recognition:
- British Council International Climate Champion Excellence Award in 2010.
- Jane Goodall Institute Global Youth Leadership Award, 2010.
- Google Alumni Impact Award in 2011.
- Rolex Awards for Enterprise award in 2012 for cleaning Lake Kilkattalai and for scientific lake restoration in Chennai.
- Youth Action Net Fellow.