Social Impact Heroes: How Philanthropists Vijay and Umayal Eswaran are uplifting thousands of marginalized young people

Yitzi Weiner
Jul 26, 2019 · 11 min read

We all have a responsibility to this planet. The biggest threat to humanity today is climate change, and we humans are causing it. If we want our children and future generations to be able to walk in nature, swim in the oceans, and breathe clean air we must take drastic action.

Switch to a plant-based diet. Animal agriculture plays a role in almost all of the major environmental issues that plague the earth — climate change, habitat loss and destruction, wildlife extinction, overconsumption, soil degradation, water pollution and air pollution. We have a responsibility to the planet to sustain its limited resources for future generations. I believe going meat free and promoting a plant-based diet will make a significant impact to the environment.

Ban single use plastic. It is already well known that plastic is choking our planet, killing marine life, and contributing to massive environmental pollution through landfills. Just the act of stopping all use of single-use plastic can make a drastic difference in mitigating the negative impact.

Education our children from an early age about sustainability. Habits are harder to break as one gets older. We have to inculcate these values and habits from an early age. Children follow what they see adults do. We need to set an example with the actions we take, and the practices we follow to show them to respect natural resources.



  1. Ban single use plastic. It is already well known that plastic is choking our planet, killing marine life, and contributing to massive environmental pollution through landfills. Just the act of stopping all use of single-use plastic can make a drastic difference in mitigating the negative impact.
  2. Education our children from an early age about sustainability. Habits are harder to break as one gets older. We have to inculcate these values and habits from an early age. Children follow what they see adults do. We need to set an example with the actions we take, and the practices we follow to show them to respect natural resources.
  1. Lead by example. People do not listen to what you say. They do what you do.
  2. Power is addictive. The more power you wield, the harder it is to let go, leading eventually to you being a dictator. Power is best controlled with detachment.
  3. The only prison you need to fear is your own mind. It can be the one thing that holds you back and is far more dangerous than brick and mortar.
  4. You cannot do anything alone. It is always teams that take you to the top. Find your team and you will find your path.

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Yitzi Weiner

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A “Positive” Influencer, Founder & Editor of Authority Magazine, CEO of Thought Leader Incubator

Authority Magazine

Leadership Lessons from Authorities in Business, Film, Sports and Tech. Authority Mag is devoted primarily to sharing interesting feature interviews of people who are authorities in their industry. We use interviews to draw out stories that are both empowering and actionable.

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