Jacquie Svenson is an environmental lawyer with 25 years experience in community environmental change making. She has been an environmental lobbyist in state parliament, environment advisor to a Federal Senator, an environmental research assistant, a lawyer at the NSW Environmental Defenders Office, and initiated and convened Climate Action Coogee 2006-2008 leading to the Climate Protection Bill being tabled in Federal Parliament, and was a volunteer campaigner with the Wilderness Society (WA Branch) for most of the 90s leading to the protection of most of Australia’s south west forests.
Her experience of campaigning draws on the work of Joanna Macy, John Croft, Arne Naess, deep ecology, buddhist philosophy and grief work. Following on from Newcastle Law School’s Narratives of Climate Change Conference in 2018, she founded Newcastle Climate Change Response in September 2018.
WORKSHOP: Being Human in a Changing Climate
Do you grieve for a safe climate? Do you ache for a future we can all be hopeful about? If you want to explore the emotional realities of what it means to be human in a changing climate then this workshop is you. You’ll get a chance to embrace your own story, as part of the universal heroine’s journey. Together, we’ll find ways of becoming creative. To understand ourselves and use our emotions as practical tools in nourishing action. We hope to leave this workshop having connected and able to share what we’ve learnt.