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Bernard Tonkin

Passionate about social justice & the environment he dropped out of Uni to go woofing, joined a Catholic sustainable lifestyle community , became a carpenter and went to the Philippines on an Anti-bases exposure tour. He later studied Social Work, embraced becoming a partner and father of 3, built passive solar houses and became a men’s violence program facilitator. After living in East Timor with his family he founded Castlemaine which occupied Westpac with a 100 people to stop Adani, and spawned School Strike 4 Climate. Still works helping men overcome family violence and on the intersection between the community sector and climate.