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Sharon is a sustainability ideas transmitter, writer and activist, from Adelaide, South Australia. She writes, collects, and shares stories on communication and change for sustainability at cruxcatalyst (www.cruxcatalyst.com).
In 2010, she co-founded the Post Growth Institute (http://postgrowth.org) to help spark a movement for ‘the end of bigger, the start of better’, and in 2011, was invited to become Assistant Editor, Asia Pacific for Transition Voice. She's been a speaker, guest lecturer, activist, and worked at the coalface of community development and organisational change for sustainability.
Sharon has been working on sustainability issues in paid and voluntary work since 1993 and loves playing connect the dots by cultivating a wide network of people working on sustainability issues. She has had a long association with Global Footprint Network (www.footprintnetwork.org), learning from GFN founder Mathis Wackernagel during an internship in the US in 2001.
During her university days, she spent five years working as a full time volunteer with Urban Ecology Australia (www.urbanecology.org.au), a nonprofit community group that promotes the development of ecological cities through education and example.
Sharon is a fan of Motown, loud, heavy/glam 70s and 80s rock music, chocolate and British TV chef and food revolutionary Jamie Oliver.