Amanda King

Volunteer Coordinator and Community Organiser, Lock The Gate Alliance2014 Northern Rivers RELP

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CSL gave me confidence in asking questions and networking.

What was the most valuable thing you got out of CSL?

I became confident in asking questions and networking.

Why are you passionate about sustainability? What was the moment or event that made you decide to become a 'change maker' in your field?

I am passionate about securing a liveable environment for future generations of all species. I wish to see a return to a simple more connected way of life. A world where humans are reconnected to our natural world, the seasons and the tides, and are compassionate and caring for all other creatures. I have had many moments in my life where I have been inspired to be a change maker, none more profound than when I saw the management of waste on my island home with mature eyes. Waste is bundled together largely unsorted, burnt in an open burn pit and then dumped directly into the ocean. Partially burnt plastic is washed up on the islands beaches, birds make nests with plastic and die from plastic ingestion, pollutants are blown all across the islands, settling on farming land which grows island produce. My heart broke and I made it my mission to educate myself and change this sickening practice. There must be a better way, a way where humans can live with minimal impact on the natural world. We must find that way.

Why is leadership for sustainability important?

For survival of the human race, and all other species on the planet, for a wholesome and fulfilling life!

What do you plan to do next on your sustainability journey?

I plan to continue in my current role as Volunteer Coordinator with Lock the Gate Alliance as I absolutely love my job. I will also continue to make plans to return home and make the positive changes necessary for full self sufficiency of the island residents. I wish to see cottage industry, self sufficiency in food and energy, reuse of materials and a well functioning waste minimisation and management system.

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