“We are the greatest problem solvers to have ever existed on earth” Sir David Attenborough, COP26.Addressing delegates at the UN Climate Change Conference of Parties 26 (COP26), the annual climate change conference held this year in Glasgow, Sir David Attenborough urges leaders to take action in his usual frank, but inspiring way. Will commitments and actions stemming from this conference start to reduce atmospheric carbon? Or will they keep rising for decades to come?, he asks of our leaders. … More Climate Change Needs Problem Solvers Like You
Studying environmental science at university in the early 2000s, I would often leave class in despair. There was too much wrong, too much environmental degradation, too many negative environmental trends. Unfortunately, the health of earth has progressively worsened since then. Today, I’m easily overwhelmed when I consider the global challenges we all face. Challenges like … More Why You Should Care About the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Introducing Community Changemakers, a sustainability education programme that supports people to instigate positive changes in their communities and surrounding environment through the development of community led projects for change. … More Introducing Community Changemakers
The year was 1996 and I was transfixed to the TV, spurring on the kiwi hopeful Danyon Loader, in the 200m Freestyle at the Atlanta Olympics. In the space of 1 minute and 47 seconds, Danyon won the gold medal (and three days later clinched the 400m Freestyle title as well), inspiring me, along with … More The Olympics: Selfish or Inspirational?
Before embarking on the five day hike in Queensland, Australia, my number one fear of hiking solo had been snakes. Growing up in New Zealand, we were imbued with the knowledge that Australia was overrun with an endless list of menacing wildlife: crocodiles, sharks, dingoes, snakes, spiders. Danger lurked everywhere. Snakes are scary. … More Confronting Fear: Wisdom From Solo Adventuring