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Saving the earth – what women are doing

The Advocates

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Nine never-before-told stories of remarkable women and their courageous pursuits of climate justice in Australia

From boardrooms to blockade camps, from the lush East Gippsland forests to the golden Ningaloo Reef, the fight against environmental destruction takes place in many spaces. The Advocates tells the inside story of nine extraordinary women within the Australian environmental movement and the behind-the-scenes efforts that have helped power advocacy across Australia.

If you would like to get your hands on The Advocates, you can find it at Booktopia.

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Amber Schultz Associate Editor

Amber Schultz

Associate Editor @AmberMaySchultz
Amber is the Associate Editor at Crikey. She has been shortlisted for two Young Walkley Awards, was the 2021 Mumbrella Young Writer of the Year for her coverage of sexual violence, and in 2018 completed the Jacoby-Walkley scholarship. She holds two Master degrees and previously worked for The Age, Nine News and ABC's Tonightly.
Robyn Gulliver Environmentalist, writer and researcher

Robyn Gulliver

Environmentalist, writer and researcher
Robyn is a multi-award winning environmentalist, writer and researcher who has served as an organiser and leader of numerous local and national environmental organisations. Born in New Zealand, she has spent the last decade advocating for and writing about environmental issues for activist groups, local councils, not-for-profit organisations and academia.
Jill L Ferguson Writer, editor and former professor

Jill L Ferguson

Writer, editor and former professor
Jill is an award-winning writer, editor, former professor and higher education administrator, consultant and coach, entrepreneur, and artist. She’s the founder of both Women’s Wellness Weekends and Creating the Freelance Career. The Advocates is her thirteenth book. Jill lives in Los Angeles with her husband and Queensland healer.
Jan McNicol Climate activist and volunteer

Jan McNicol

Climate activist and volunteer
An activist since childhood, Jan has barricaded herself to coal mine gates and escaped police pursuit. She practices one climate action every day.

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