Independent Environmental Services Professional
Susie Russell has been an activist since high school. Her passion for forest protection was sparked in 1992 when she first visited an old growth forest, was awed by its magnificence and shocked that we could be so stupid as to still be destroying living beings hundreds of years old. Since then she has volunteered for the North East Forest Alliance and been active in spreading awareness and taking action towards seeing our precious forests saved. There have been some successes along the way but there is much to do. With climatic changes becoming more dramatic it is imperative that we keep as many carbon sequesterers aka big trees, in the ground. So there is no retiring in the foreseeable future.
Presented on 11th October 2019 at the inaugural Hunter Climate Summit (2019)