“Over the past two weeks I explored the coastline of South Australia and Victoria along with the majestic Kangaroo Island. Although I did experience some areas with smokiness, I was lucky to not have run into any danger with the fires, and was able to still enjoy the breathtaking beauty of our Southern coastline, along with meeting an abundance of wildlife there. A wallaby even tried to sneak into my sleeper van for a cuddle one night and I had my first ever experience of seeing a platypus crawl out of a billabong onto the land.
The highlight of my trip was spending a few nights camping at Kangaroo Island before the fires got really bad there. Although I feel blessed to have had such a magical time there, it totally breaks my heart to hear of the horrific fires that were started from a dry lightning storm I witnessed the morning I left the island.
On my way home flying from Melbourne to the Gold Coast was when the reality of the fires really hit me, as I saw them all from above sitting in my airplane window seat (pictured below).
My heart goes out to all of those wild animals I spent time with during my trip (pictured below), marvelling at their beauty and wildness, along with the rest of the wild animals all over Australia who are needing our support now more than ever.”
Other ways you can help in Australia via @wolfcubwolfcub
To your local Member of Parliament. @annarose_richards has already done the leg-work for us and has written a powerful letter, demanding climate action. The link is in her Instagram bio - All you need to do is fill in your name, your electorate and your local MP. Then post it off. It will take 15 minutes and speak volumes in the Senate. Or download the letter here.
To protest our government's lack of action on climate change:
- SYDNEY: Friday 10 Jan 5:30pm, Sydney Town Hall
- MELBOURNE: Friday 10 Jan 6pm, State Library
- BRISBANE: Friday 10 Jan 5pm, King George Square
- BYRON BAY: Friday 10th Jan 10am, Railway Park
- ADELAIDE: Friday 10 Jan 5pm, Beehive Corner
- PERTH: Wednesday 15 Jan 5pm, Forest Place
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