Sara Rickards

Education for Sustainability Manager, Macquarie University2015 Sydney Fellowship

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Sustainability is a holistic & nebulous concept. Therefore leaders are vital to bring others along on the journey - to create a connected conscious community with a common goal.

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

I got to become part of a powerful network of disruptive change agents

 

 

 

Why are you passionate about sustainability? What was the moment or event that made you decide to become a ‘change maker’ in your field?

Ever since I was a little girl I always wanted to do something that would make the world a better place. After travelling around the world in my early 20's, I realised it wasn't people that needed my help, it was the planet. In my mid 20's I realised it wasn't about one or the other - but about helping people to help the planet. I'm passionate about sustainability because it's the golden thread required for a healthy planet and population.

 

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

CSL helped me realise the power of story telling in order to be a disruptive change agent. The program also gave me the space I needed to realign my professional and personal life. From there I have been able to redirect myself to a space that has a large impact, while still being personally sustainable.

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

Sustainability is a holistic & nebulous concept. Therefore leaders are vital to bring others along on the journey - to create a connected conscious community with a common goal.

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

I plan to continue to challenge, motivate and inspire everyone around me.

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

Inspiring, connected and life-changing.

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