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Emma Bleasel

I was first introduced to the wonderful world of community organising when I completed a fundamentals course while working at The Wilderness Society in 2017. I was amazed at the power of the community to make change when they are passionate about a cause.

I studied a Bachelor of International Studies majoring in anthropology and gender studies. I then volunteered for as many other organisations as I could, including the Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC) where I volunteered as a state organiser for NSW while also volunteering with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on their Earth Hour campaign for two years.

I am currently a community organiser for Australia supporting local groups and universities in South Australia and Western Australia. I help run divestment campaigns, where we pressure governments, institutions and universities to move away from fossil fuels to 100% renewables. What draws me to the issue of climate change is the fact it encompasses so many injustices that affect people in so many ways.