What an amazing experience!

It was a bitter sweet moment yesterday as I departed the group in Narsarsuaq three days early. It’s been a short but remarkable journey this past week working with four fellow young changemakers from around the globe and a small team of producers, videographers and Professor Jason Box. The last few have been both surreal and eye-opening, and I’ve gained experiences that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

The short film that will be created from this trip will be shown at COP21 – the next global UN climate summit in Paris in December. The team will then come together in the Arctic again next year to shoot an 8-part TV series. I can’t wait — see you all soon!

About the Author Thomas King

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Bestselling author, gold medal Olympian and award winning actor; I’m absolutely none of these things! I am, however, a passionate social justice campaigner, animal rights advocate and nature fanatic, and Victoria’s 2015 Young Australian of the Year.

I first became involved in campaigning in 2010 at age 13, when I founded SayNotoPalmOil.com – a site that today informs over half a million consumers annually from more than 200 countries about the impacts of unsustainable palm oil development in South-East Asia. I’ve since held positions within organisations like Oaktree, the Jane Goodall Institute Australia and the youth division of the United Nations as an advocate in environmental preservation, animal protection and poverty eradication.

I’ve been lucky to experience and see some amazing things through my work over the last 6 years. From living with indigenous communities in the heart of the Bornean jungle to establish conservation projects; to leading a campaign that raised 1.6 million dollars to alleviate extreme poverty; I even volunteered as a journalist at the London Olympic Games to report on athletes from developing nations so that their families at home could track their performance.

After graduating high school last year, I was fortunate enough to receive the titles of Victorian Young Australian of the Year and VCE Leader of the Year last year, and I’m now 19 and work as a speaker and campaigner at Animals Australia – Australia’s foremost animal protection organisation. It’s my belief that no matter who you are or what your age, everybody has the ability to create a profound impact.


3 Comments on “What an amazing experience!

von cricri Antworten

Congratulations!

von Margitta Holler Antworten

I am glad to observe that you young people are creating network for the future

von jean Antworten

wow the amazing team !!


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