About our bloggers
Amber works on the Crikey website, managing Rooted and Crikey’s travel blog Back in a Bit, plus moderating, aggregating and writing the odd thing here and there. If you want to write something for Rooted, or offer ideas, feedback and all the rest of it, drop her a line.
John Hepburn is a senior campaigner with Greenpeace Australia Pacific
John worked as a mechanical engineer making components for the coal, oil and nuclear industries before becoming an environmental activist in the mid 1990’s. He co-founded a successful recycling business in Brisbane before moving to Sydney to work with Greenpeace. He has a strong interest in the politics of technology and in social movement strategy, and, like many, is extremely concerned about climate change. He currently co-ordinates the Greenpeace Australia Pacific climate change campaign.
Anna Rose is Co-Director of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition. The coalition unites a diversity of youth organisations to build a generation wide movement to solve climate change. Anna was National Environment Officer for the Australian National Union of Students in 2005 and is past National Convenor of the Australian Student Environment Network.
She is a former editor of the Sydney University student paper Honi Soit and a frequent speaker and writer on climate justice issues in Australia and overseas. In 2005 Anna was a youth representative to the Kyoto Protocol negotiations in Montreal and in 2007 was a youth delegate to the UN Secretary General’s Meeting on Climate Change in New York.
She is a contributing editor to the blog ItsGettingHotinHere.org, and has spent seven months working with the progressive movement in the United States, including on the Obama campaign and for the Energy Action Coalition. Anna holds a Global Youth Action Net Fellowship from the International Youth Foundation for 2007-2008, is part of the Australian American Leadership Dialogue, and holds an Australian Leadership Award from the Australian-Davos Connection.
Tim has been active in climate change campaigning, policy and communications for over a decade, working for organisations big and small (from the Nature Conservation Council of NSW to Greenpeace and the Greens) and writing independently for Crikey and other online media.
Tim is also a musician (founding member of the eclectic electric string quartet, FourPlay) and father of two girls who focus his attention firmly on the future.
Follow Tim on twitter @timhollo