Asitha – 23, VIC
What does a sustainable future look like to you?
A sustainable future to me is one where all our energy requirements are sourced from renewable resources and where humans are able to live in harmony with all other species and the environment.
What role do young people play in inspiring actions that connect people to animals and our shared environment?
Young people today have a great opportunity to lead by example and show others that all other species and the environment should be loved, respected, nurtured and protected. And we are seeing more and more young people around the world, taking on this challenge to try and re-connect past generations with our natural environment.
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 when my mother told me about how she studied chimpanzees in the wild in Africa. Listening to her speak live in Melbourne in 2014 changed my life and since then she became one of my biggest idols and mentors. It’s amazing to work for her institute and it’s a great knowing that you are part of a bigger movement that is helping to create positive change for animals, people and the environment!
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