Category Archives: aycc

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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“I believe in people power” – Introducing Amelia Telford

I first knew I had to meet Amelia Telford when I walked into a tea shop in the northern rivers of NSW last year during a holiday with my husband. I was soon chatting with the shop owner about the … Continue reading

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A Big Morning and a Chance to Reflect

Early mornings are ripe with mixed emotions for the reflective climate campaigner, especially today since my husband Simon’s decision to move on from GetUp after four years in the role is making headlines. Mornings are always the time when I … Continue reading

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Milton, Ulladulla & Wollongong

From Canberra, Isaac and I headed to the coast. Our destination: the small town of Milton and it’s larger neighbour, Ulladulla. We’d been pointed there by several NSW AYCC volunteers who had mentioned a particularly enthusiastic and talented young organiser … Continue reading

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Movement Growth & Strategic Capacity

One of the key things I’m researching while I’m overseas doing my Churchill fellowship is movement growth. What does it take for a movement, especially a grassroots “real world” movement to grow, sustain growth, and continue to engage mass numbers … Continue reading

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Beyond Awareness, to Action

Back when I was a high school environmental activist, I used to think that if everyone knew about the problems in the world, they would of course work together to solve them. If only people understood that the environment was … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Retiring from AYCC

It’s a 26 degree day in April, and I’m sitting on the AYCC Balcony looking at a thick cloud of fog over Sydney Harbour that the news bulletins are reporting on, but can’t explain. Today is my last week as … Continue reading

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