Category Archives: youth

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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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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China… So Far

I didn’t find what I expected in China. I found something entirely different — and learned it’s never a good idea to make assumptions of any kind about this country.  Like assuming they’ll let me into the country at the … Continue reading

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Is America Fundamentally Broken?

I wasn’t supposed to go to Chicago. My flight to get to Netroots Nation was booked from DC to Minneapolis, with 20 minutes to change in Chicago O’Hare International airport. But arriving at the airport, the first leg has been … Continue reading

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The Best of the Rest of Boston

After my meeting with Marshall Ganz, I had a long list of other amazing people to meet. First I went to meet Josh Lynch, an old friend from the US youth climate movement who helped start the Energy Action Coalition, … 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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