John Edye has been working on community issues in his local district, inland from the NSW Central Coast, for nearly four years, as a member of the Mountain Districts Association. His community faced the possibility of CSG mining. They were vulnerable because of the lack of community engagement and understanding of the potential impacts. John’s campaign included doorknocking every house in the district and holding the biggest community gathering in the district’s history. He hopes to apply the skills I gain through the Fellowship to work more constructively with conflict in his community, to encourage the development of a positive process of place-making, to actively engage with the wider anti fossil fuel movement (particularly coal) and introduce the climate change message to his communities in a positive way.