University of Tasmania

The signing of the Montreal Protocol in 1987 (being humanity’s attempt to repair the damage to the ozone layer humanity itself had caused) was a profound event for me. It started me on a journey I continue to this day. It inspired me to do something about the impact humanity was having on the planet. I studied philosophy and environmental science and went out into the world to make a difference. I found that making a difference was hard. Making a difference is still hard, but now I work at UTAS giving people the opportunity to develop what I call ‘sustainability literacy’. I create formal and informal educational opportunities in my teaching, research and engagement with the wider community. I do not impose an answer to the question: what is a sustainable future for humanity? Rather, I hope, I give people the capacity to answer that question for themselves.