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Brittany Laidlaw

Class Year: 2016

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: The University of Melbourne

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: VIC

Brittany Laidlaw

Class Year: 2016

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: The University of Melbourne

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: VIC

Biography

I am a permaculture educator and sustainable development specialist with extensive experience in regenerative agro-ecology and international aid. My vision is to lead an innovative new age of community development work that uses regenerative permaculture strategies to create proactive long term solutions to social and environmental problems. I aim to document my research using video media which can be shared with a larger audience via a documentary format. My passion lies in hands-on projects that simultaneously restore local environments and use education to empower communities to lift themselves out of poverty with dignity. By focusing on initiates that support sustainable livelihood generation, my projects promote self-reliance, stability and resilience rather than dependence. I was the Australian Youth Delegate to the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development and recipient of the Prime Minister's Australia Asia Endeavour Award for my commitment to sustainable development work in Asia.

Skills & Expertise

  • Permaculture and regenerative agriculture
  • Environmental education
  • Sustainable community development leadership
  • Nutrition and herbal medicine
  • Communication and Public speaking

The Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship has been such a huge encouragement for my goal and my dream because people can now begin to believe my vision of what I can create


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