Carly McGregor

Program Manager, Parks Victoria2016 Melbourne Fellowship

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Unless the world systems change fundamentally through people making decisions, the Earth will not be a safe place for future generations.

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

I gained the confidence to keep looking at and question my everyday.

Why are you passionate about sustainability?

For me there is not one moment that I can pin down as my "lightbulb sustainability moment." It started as a general feeling of unrest, noticing things in my everyday that caused me to ask why. The more questions I had, this feeling grew until I needed to do something, although I didn't know what. I no longer wanted to be complicit.

How did CSL play a role in directing your current path or project?

I don't even know where to start... It helped me changed my everyday habits to lead a more sustainable lifestyle. It helped me shape my purpose and path. It gave me the skills and the confidence to make things happen. It provided me with the space and the environment to play and to try new things. It gave me great bunch of people to share successes and failures with. It gave me the confidence to approach new people and mentors. It helped me learn to listen and to make space for leadership.

Why is sustainability leadership important?

Unless the world systems change fundamentally through people making decisions, the Earth will not be a safe place for future generations.

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

1) Keep trying to improve my ecological footprint and be more sustainable in my every practices.

2) Tasks/Work - whatever comes my way. I love problem solving, making things happen and talking to people so I plan on putting these loves to good use with whatever challenge is thrown at me.

3) ROAR - working on ROAR to support and stand with women facing online abuse.

What are three words you would use to describe the Fellowship Program?

Awesome, Challenging, Supportive

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