Sustainability gives us hope for the future. And it's our passion for sustainability that will help us to create the type of future that we want to see.
What was the most valuable thing you got out of CSL?
The skills, confidence and a great support network to help me move forward
Why are you passionate about sustainability? What was the moment or event that made you decide to become a ‘change maker’ in your field?
Sustainability gives us hope for the future. And it's our passion for sustainability that will help us to create the type of future that we want to see. No matter who we are or where we're at in our lives, there's something we can all do to help. And given the opportunity, why wouldn't we?
How did CSL play a role in directing your current path or project?
For me, CSL has been like switching a light on in my life. I've come out of my shell and found a renewed sense of purpose that melds what I do, love and believe. There's something about that which feels incredibly empowering and I'm now filled with hope and optimism for the future.
In 25 words or less, tell us why leadership for sustainability is important.
Our world needs people who understand and cares enough to make a difference. And these people need leaders who empower them to make change happen!
What do you plan to do next on your sustainability journey?
I believe that the future is in our hands. That's why I'm keen to continue working on my passion project and to support the incredible wealth of change-makers out there. I know that by sharing our different backgrounds, talents and ideas with each other, we'll be better equipped to tackle the environmental challenges that we're facing. And together we can make a real difference!
What are three words you would use to describe the Fellowship Program?
Inspiring. Purposeful. Empowering.
Christine Bell can be contacted via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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