Author Archives: annastarrrose

About annastarrrose

Author & environmentalist

Book Reviews: My Year Without Matches, and Steve Jobs

Hello world! After more than a year, I’m writing on this blog again. And what better way to celebrate than by sharing the joy of two books I’ve recently read. I’ve been sick with the flu this week – too … Continue reading

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Lights Out for the Reef doco

So when I started running Earth Hour Australia I wanted to do something different. Let’s make a documentary, I decided. Can’t be that hard…. HAHAHAHAHA. It was hard. But Channel Ten agreed to air it, the talented team at Woody … Continue reading

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Love Turtles?

Then  you’re going to love this post I wrote over at Junkee.com

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Our Reef Needs More Than An Hour

First published on Mamamia I just got back with a team filming a documentary at the Great Barrier Reef and there really is only one word for what we saw: stunning. From above, it looks like a blue desert speckled with … Continue reading

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Change Management for Campaigners: Six Secrets to Success

The late Ray Anderson, Founder & CEO of one of the world’s largest makers of carpets, Interface, said he used to be a typical industrialist – a ‘plunderer of the Earth’. In 1994 he was asked by a staff member … Continue reading

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Join me in a bigger dream for 2013?

This is the text from an ad placed by Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton one hundred years ago. Rumour has it that Shackleton received 5000 applications. What is it that drives people to rise to a challenge, even when what’s asked … Continue reading

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How to Chair a Not for Profit Board

I’m stepping down from the Australian Youth Climate Coalition’s board in February; it’s time for board renewal! I started writing this guide as a letter to the new Chair (who is still to be confirmed) but in the spirit of … Continue reading

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