Alexia – 17, NSW
What does a sustainable future look like to you?
A future where society is more aware of the environmental impact that humans can leave. With that they take responsibility for the environmental footprint they leave behind and thus try to their potential to minimise this footprint.
What role do young people play in inspiring actions that connect people to animals and our shared environment?
Young people play a major role in inspiring actions to connect people to animals and the environment. This is through young peoples’ initiative to take action and most of all their passion teaches other people on the positive impact animals and the environment have to human life and the Earth we live in.
Where did you first hear about Dr. Jane Goodall, and what does she mean to you now as part of the NYLC?
I first heard about Jane Goodall when I volunteered at Taronga Zoo in 2014, to me as a female, Jane Goodall is an inspiration especially now that I’m part of NYLC, as she was one of the first female conservationist, who achieved so much for her time, she demonstrates perseverance and bravery especially when she went to Africa in 1960, to observe chimpanzees against the judgment of others.
Do you have any advice on how approach becoming an active part of Roots & Shoots Australia?
Talking to people is vital in having a successful project for Roots & Shoots, networking with people in the industry such as local council members or teachers is important as they are always eager to help out. Likewise, having specific and realistic goals is important and plans to accomplish the goals. Lastly and most of all make it fun for everyone, especially when you achieve one of your goals.
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