Category Archives: change

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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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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The Road to Rio

I’m flying over an ocean, in the semi-dark of a plane, in an in-between time zone that feels like 3am for several hours until suddenly the breakfast tray wakes everyone up with a start. I peer over the shoulder of … Continue reading

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On The Road…

Those of you who’ve been asking ‘what’s next’ after the book and documentary will have heard me talking about my vision of a road trip with AYCC volunteers traveling to communities all around Australia talking (and listening) about climate science, … Continue reading

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Talking to Australia About Climate Change

Tomorrow, I’m co-starring in a climate change documentary aiming to reach those Australians who still have questions about the science of climate change. On Friday, Melbourne University Press is releasing my first full-length book. It answers all the questions a … Continue reading

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A MAP for When Things Feel Overwhelming

At my birthday party the other night, one of my best friends was talking about the difference between ‘real activism’ and communications-centred campaigning (especially online organising) that doesn’t bring with it the risk of arrest. The gist of the argument … Continue reading

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