I was voluntarily involved in Landcare for more than 25 years starting with Greening Australia‘s Ribbons of Green program, then secretary for nearly 20 years to the Wooroloo Brook LCDC (Landcare ). I was a Teacher and an Environmental Educator and was both employed and contracting in the field.
My new passion is fracking and I have been a Knitting Nanna for 2-3 years. I felt that it was a great way to get the message out there about the issue of fracking. Although I am not a nanna nor can I knit very well, it is a great way of promoting the cause and you tend to get away with things you couldn’t normally do.
As a Nanna we have sit-ins in front of politician’s offices, we meet politicians at their office, events and at Parliament House. We work with Lock the Gate and attend events and stalls where we either sit and knit or field questions or get signatures for petitions.
Since becoming a Nanna, I have done a short course on Community Organising with a union United Voice and have attended the Beyond Oil and Gas Jamboree in Queensland this year. I also attended a nine week course on Advanced Public Speaking so that when I give a presentation I can change thinking in just eight minutes!