Katerina Kimmorley

Cofounder & Director, Pollinate Energy2010 Sydney Fellowship

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CSL supported me with networks and mentors and changed my view on what needed to be done and my ability to do it

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

CSL completely changed my path by empowering me to believe that I had an essential role to play in creating a sustainable world. It inspired me by introducing me to todays sustainability gurus, it supported me with networks and mentors and it change my view on what needed to be done and my ability to do 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?

I had ‘Ah ha’ moment where I flew over India when it had the worlds largest black out and realised that this was a problem that I wanted to help solve. Providing a solar solution to teh 400 million people in India that still rely on kerosene for lighting was a at the nexus of my passion for working on climate change and poverty.

Why is leadership for sustainability important?

Because a solution to climate change needs hundreds of thousands of local leaders not one global one.

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

For now life at the Hive is pretty sweet. We are planning on pollinating our branches all over India in the next two years so I will be buzzing around here for a wile. After that I fully expect the CSL Alum to have created new institutions across the world to manage climate change and I hope to add my experience to the global effort.

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2010 Sydney Fellowship