September 4, 2017

Flying cars, artificial intelligence, pig-human hybrids – such is the reality of the 21st century. Since the industrial revolution, society’s rate of change has been accelerating. However, one industry – arguably the most important in our evolution– has been left in a dusty corner of the 20th century: Education.

Growing up in an Australian town of 6,000, my formal education started at a small Catholic school where lessons on times tables and spelling were shrouded in the...

May 25, 2017

You’ve heard it all before. Sea levels are rising, weather patterns intensifying, and species disappearing faster than Trump’s EPA budget. 

These issues, plastered in our minds like ugly wallpaper, are fuelled not only by a sense of political inaction, but by the universal sense of powerlessness -- dubbed ‘ecophobia’.

I first encountered ecophobia when, at age 11, I watched Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth. My connection with the natural world ran deep (thanks to a childhoo...

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