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
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