My first experience in community organising was as a university student, helping to coordinate the local food cooperative. Since joining Doctors for the Environment (DEA) in 2012, I have been involved in projects such as organising workshops on climate change and health and advocacy skills at the national DEA conference, speaking at and organising community events and working with others on submissions and a policy document.
I’m currently working with DEA in the NSW committee. My work at the moment is helping with various projects including mobilising doctors and medical students for the People’s Climate March, and recruiting new members. I also facilitate a western Sydney subgroup of DEA, who are working on local issues of hospital sustainability and organising events to educate other doctors on the links between climate change and health and the need for doctors to be advocates on this issue.