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CORE TRAINERS 2020

Carine Visshers

“I have been a “late bloomer” in many aspects of my life, and activism is no exception.  Watching Extinction Rebellion’s presentation “The truth”, last year, shocked me into action.  Since then I have gone through some of the stages of grief, denialism being one that I have been tempted to revisit during the lockdown.  World and local events, unfortunately, don’t allow for shielding and denying and I am, once again, ready to have my voice heard”.

Ciara Bridgland

“I want a strong educated passionate community in Cairns that will challenge the status quo for a healthy environment, society and local economy. I feel when there is more of us together supporting each other to better our community more can be done. I am excited about being a core trainer because personally I feel challenged and inspired by the program and the momentum from this will serve our community”.

Ingrid Marker

“Judith Wright wrote ‘ You can not continue to chop pieces off a bullock and expect the bullock to survive”. I was raised sailing, camping, bush walking and bird watching which developed my passion for nature. Living in Mission Beach for 30 years and witnessing the natural environment and species that rely on them dying a death from a thousand cuts. My mission is to do what I can to stop and reverse this trend.”

Amber Kellett

“I have a great passion in sustainability, and I am particularly dedicated to the protection of our marine environments. I cannot wait to dive deep into this Program as a Core Trainer with CAFNEC, and contribute my energy towards our community.”

Renee Lees

“Renee is a community lawyer and eco-socialist who has been active in environment & social justice activism and community organisations for 25 years. She otherwise tinkers with kids, music, bikes and wood.”

Madeline MacLeish

“I am so excited to be a part of the CAFNEC team! I have joined with the intention to step into more of an active role in advocating for the incredible ecosystem we are privileged to be part of in the Far North Queensland region and to share this with our community. I have also joined to establish more of a solid link between my Social Work degree and passion for the environment so I can work from a more cohesive and holistic practice framework.”

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