Danielle Knox

Community Conservation Officer, Zoos Victoria.2015 Melbourne Fellowship

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I have been handed the toolkit for positive change, now I need to get out there and earn it.

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

I have been handed the toolkit for positive change, now I need to get out there and earn it.

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

A few years ago I was lucky enough to release a tawny frog mouth back into the "wild" (his home range was in the suburb of Hampton Park, VIC) with my youngest sister. It was a lovely moment of realisation that we share this land with some incredible creatures, and our immediate backyard is also their home. From then on I wanted to do what ever was needed to help others change their behaviours and mindsets to welcome wildlife into their backyards, their heads and their hearts.

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

CSL helped me narrow down what I can and want to work on, with knowing that there are others out there working on the other issues. There is so much work to be done if we are going to save our home, and it's great to know that there are so many amazing people working together for a common goal but from different perspectives.

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

I have a couple of projects I am hoping to get up and running next year, from the fast fashion issue to tree planting. Watch this space :)

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

Empowering, connection and family.

 

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