Alice – TAS
What does a sustainable future look like to you?
A sustainable future looks like community groups around the globe working on and engaging with issues that affect the immediate environment around them. It looks like people making thoughtful decisions regarding what they purchase and consume. And importantly- it looks like world leaders making decisions that benefit the poorest among us and not the richest!
What role do young people play in inspiring actions that connect people to animals and our shared environment?
Young people bring an enthusiasm and fresh voice to so many different issues around the world. I think our generation has an amazing empathy for the animals and environment around us. Social media has empowered us to share our opinions and views concerning conservation and are a driving force behind many campaigns across the world.
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 Dr Jane Goodall while reading National Geographic. Being part of NYLC has grown my respect for her because I understand a bit more the amount of dedication and effort she has put into all of her conservation work!
Do you have any advice on how approach becoming an active part of Roots & Shoots Australia?
Talk to people who know different things about the environment! Scientists, lecturers, and people who participate in and run sustainable community groups are full of ideas and passion about different environmental issues. They are often able to connect you with the right people and resources to make change happen. Once you have an idea, all the details will fall into place!