Erica Gurner

Facilitator, HumanNature Connect2014 Melbourne Fellowship

Erica Gurner Melb FP 2014 resized

The future is whatever we collectively imagine it to be

What was the most valuable thing you got out of CSL?

Time and space to stop and reflect. A sense of hope.

Why are you passionate about sustainability? What was the moment or event that made you decide to become a 'change maker' in your field?

My defining moment where I knew I needed to enable change was more like a creeping moment. Slowly, its blurry form came from out the shadows and eventually into the full light of day with a distinct outline but still missing details. That was enough, the rest is defined and created as you go. That is the exciting (and scary) thing about the future, its whatever we collectively imagine it to be. Sustainability is not a thing that happens its a state of being that reflects our sense of connection with ourselves, others and the rest of nature. My contribution through my work and life is to enable others to recognise this sense of connection particularly with the natural world, whilst also working on my own.

Why is leadership for sustainability is important?

'You shape the future'. Said so easily but is infact the biggest leap in consciousness that human beings face; and face it we must!

What do you plan to do next on your sustainability journey?

Try not to try too hard.

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