Jane Spence

Urban Environment Officer, City of Stonnington2015 Melbourne Fellowship


CSL has been an opportunity to turn ideas into action and to clarify the change I want to make in the world.

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

It’s been an opportunity to turn ideas into action and clarify the change I want to make in 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'm passionate about sustainability because I think that nature is a great connector - to each other, to ourselves, to the world around us.

I love our natural world and I want to help others reconnect to those feelings of love, awe and excitement we get when we're in nature.

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

CSL gave me an opportunity to stop for a moment, look around, learn, discover and meet some wonderful and supportive people. I've been floating along collecting pieces of life and I feel like I've learnt how to start to put them all together.

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

Leadership for sustainability is important because the world needs changing. We need leaders to draw a vision of a better world and to inspire people to come along.

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

My next steps on my sustainability journey as to work out ways to develop The Hello Nature Project and turn it into an effective builder of change.

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

Support, inspiring, discovery.

Jane can be contacted via Email: janespence@gmail.com or Twitter: https://twitter.com/spen_j

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