Conversations to save the planet

Conversations to save the planet

In an impassioned appeal, emeritus professor Robert Manne wrote in 2015, “unless by some miracle almost every climate scientist is wrong, future generations will look upon ours with puzzlement and anger – as the people who might have prevented the Earth from becoming a habitat unfriendly to humans and other species but nonetheless failed to act”.

It was at the Australian Conservation Foundation’s national “Count Me In” campaign where I first spotted Teryn Crick, ACF’s community organising program manager. She was young, bright-eyed and engaged in an animated conversation with an audience member. Crick, I later discovered, had devoted her career to community organising after developing an affinity with nature as a child while hiking and exploring.

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