Category Archives: climate change

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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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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“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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‘Are You Here to Save Face, Or to Save Us?’

In a surprise announcement, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has just appointed Prime Minister Gillard as Co-Chair of a body set up to accelerate progress on the Millenium Development Goals in the two years remaining before the 2015 deadline. But … Continue reading

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A View From Across The Pond

One-On-One Interview with Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and current head of UNDP At the Rio+Social summit on social media today, I had the pleasure of an interview with Helen Clarke, head of the United Nations Development Program … 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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