Michael Burnside

Academic & Researcher, UNSW Australia2012 Sydney Fellowship

Michael Burnside

The program and my fellows have filled me with the self-belief that I actually can (and will) do all the things I want to do.

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

CSL has provided me with clarity, direction and renewed determination to shake the system and make exciting, positive changes for the benefit of the world and it's inhabitants. Most importantly, though, the program and the 2012 fellows have filled me with the self-belief that I actually can (and will) do all the things I want to do. 

Why are you passionate about sustainability? 

I believe extreme poverty is a terrible injustice and humanity's saddest failure. However, it is also a solvable problem. I'm determined to continue to make everyone I will ever meet aware of this, while finding ways to use their collective brilliance to put an end to this nonsense. 

What is your vision for the future?

I look forward to being part of a global community where every individual is acutely aware of themselves and the tremendous potential of their everyday actions. Then we'll be empowered to work together to shape the kind of world we all want to live in.

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