Posts by: Anna Rose

Anna Rose

About Anna Rose

Anna is co-founder and Chair of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC) and is a former Environment Minister’s joint Young Environmentalist of the Year. Her passion for social and environmental justice was sparked at the age of 14, when she set up recycling, composting and a school sport called "environmental campaigning" at her school in Newcastle. She became a climate change campaigner after her grandparent’s farm in North Western NSW was affected by the Drought, and Anna connected the dots to climate change. Anna co-authored the book 'Future by Us', is a former editor of Australia’s largest student paper, and a Fellow of the International Youth Foundation. She is the former climate campaigner at GetUp and is an associate of Sydney-based strategy and consultancy agency Make Believe, helping Australia’s major not-for-profits do good, better. In 2010, Anna was named one of Sydney's 100 Most Influential People by the Sydney Morning Herald. In 2011 Anna completed a Churchill fellowship traveling to the United States, UK and China researching innovative climate change policies and youth-driven social movements. She also organised a sustainable wedding and co-starred in the documentary I Can Change Your Mind About Climate. Anna lives in Sydney with her husband Simon and the occasional foster cat

EARTH HOUR: Thinking of turning off the lights this Saturday?

By Anna Rose, National Manager of Earth Hour at WWF-Australia, former Young Environmentalist of the Year, and author of the book Madlands: A Journey to Change the Mind of a Climate Sceptic.  Confession: When I was a kid, I used … Continue reading

Anna Rose March 25, 2014
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Our Reef needs more than an hour

By Anna Rose, Earth Hour National Manager “In a world where the forests are falling and species disappearing we are blessed with places that can still be saved.”                                                                     – Tim Winton, Australian author From above, the Great Barrier Reef … Continue reading

Anna Rose March 07, 2014
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A journey to change the mind of a climate sceptic

Late last year I found myself traveling around the world with one of Australia’s last remaining high-profile climate sceptics, former finance Minister Nick Minchin. I never expected to go on a journey with a politician who’s spent his career arguing … Continue reading

Anna Rose April 24, 2012
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