Emmanuel Bakenga

Assistant Supervisor, Green Connect2014 Illawarra SLDP

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I want to see people coming together despite where they are from, their religion, or their culture

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

Got confidence and an understanding of Environmental, Social, and Economic sustainability

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 a social person and always want to see people coming together despite where they are coming from, their religion, or their culture. As a parent, I have to know how to protect the environment so that it may not affect my children in the future.

Why is leadership for sustainability important?

Leadership for sustainability is important because if we are not concerned about it now, not only will we be victims of the consequences but also the future generations.

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

Want to keep working on our Welcome dinner project, that aims to link people through flavours.

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