October 11, 2013
A world where we're better at valuing what really matters, where we live within our means, and the voiceless have power. And a world where my kids can take their grandkids snorkelling on a healthy reef.
Since starting my career working with farmer pioneers of the landcare movement back in the early 90s, I have been fortunate to work with so many amazing and inspirational people across the environmental movement, who are working to create a just and sustainable world. These days my time is split 3 ways between paid work as a sustainability consultant, unpaid work with the Greens and a number of environmental and social justice NGOs, and giving my kids the best possible experience of life I can. And I also try to spend as much time as possible on top of mountains to make sure I'm reminded just how awesome the power of nature is and how foolish we are to think we can control it.
Arundhati Roy, because she epitomises the best of majority world environmental thinking - an understanding that sees people and ecology as intrinsically linked and interdependent, rather than the 'uninhabited wilderness' that informs Western environmental philosophy. And she's a creative thinker, a wonderful writer and an inspirational speaker.
I'm a sustainability strategist, working with organisations and communities to build their capacity to respond to complex sustainability challenges in ways which are collaborative, effective and equitable.