Dr Adam Smith

Director, Reef Ecologic.2015 August Intensive Fellowship

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Never doubt that a small group of concerned people can change the world.

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

Never doubt that a small group of concerned people can change the world

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 the ocean, reef and people. I am concerned about the declining health of the ocean, fish and species. I want to make a positive difference and be a change maker for healthier oceans, reefs and communities.

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

The CSL facilitators and participants shared knowledge and inspiring stories which helped me to focus my vision, passion and courage to tackle new challenges, collaborate and empower communities to improve sustainability of the environment.

In 25 words or less, tell us why leadership for sustainability is important.

Leadership is about inspiring and empowering people with a vision for the future. Our natural environment is declining and we need leadership to challenge the status quo and inspire change.

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

More courageous on challenging the status quo and empowering people to catalyse sustainable actions. I am particularly focused on ocean and reef proetection and recovery, capacity building of existing and future reef scientists\managers\leaders and transition to renewable energy.

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

Inspirational, Excellent, Collaborative.

Dr Adam Smith can be contacted via Email: adamksmith@bigpond.com or through twitter: https://twitter.com/reefecologic

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