In May 2018 I met with the Mayor of Kathmandu and submitted a proposal to look at the policy of land use and our attitude towards the environment. I proposed to increase greeneries in the city grappling with air pollution. While trying to meet and discuss with the authorities, I felt neglected and discouraged on various instances but I did not stop., I circled various departments from the health minister’s office metropolitan offices and persistently visited the Kathmandu Metropolitan city office every day and week to seek tangible solutions. I put a gas mask on the desk of the Deputy Director/ward secretary, mayor, or whoever I faced to voice my concerns about air pollution and the lack of green spaces. Because of my resistance, the Joint secretary invited me – to discuss this matter and directed me to the representatives of the KMC Environment protection division. I reached out to their offices with concerns about ecological realities and our incompetency to act in urgency. But their enthusiasm and care towards the environment was crippled by the lack of leadership, capable team and the rigid procurements fixed by the system. It was extremely difficult to mobilize resources to actualize some ideas that I proposed. Undoubtedly, my act of going to government offices wearing a gas mask spurred commentaries and dialogues on social media, but it was evident that we need more real interactions that explore accountability in political and social structures. My commitment remerged.