Sharon is a sustainability ideas transmitter, writer and activist, who works to build the sharing/collaborative movement in Adelaide and Australia. In 2012, she set up Share Adelaide (originally Shareability SA), the first presence in Adelaide and SA about the sharing and collaborative movement, and is the ‘ideator’ of ShareNSave, an initiative of the South Australian government which maps community sharing assets. In 2015, she was part of the organising team of the Adelaide Mini Maker Faire, which attracted 5,000 people.
She also helps change agents become more effective by writing, collecting and sharing stories on communication and change for sustainability at Cruxcatalyst (crux = the heart, catalyst = change).
In 2010, she co-founded the Post Growth Institute to help spark a movement for ‘the end of bigger, the start of better’. Post Growth initiatives include Free Money Day, a global stunt designed to spark conversations about sharing; the EnRich List, a cheeky take on the Forbes Rich List, which instead celebrates those whose life and work contributes to enriching futures for all; and How On Earth, a book about the not for profit model will become the primary business model by 2050.
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, 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, a nonprofit community group that promotes the development of ecological cities through education and example, which initiated Adelaide's 'piece of ecocity', the international award winning Christie Walk.
Sharon is a fan of Motown, loud, heavy/glam 70s and 80s rock music, dogs, chocolate and British TV chef and is going to finish the novel she is working on any…day…now.