Sharon is a sustainability ideas transmitter, writer and activist, from Adelaide, South Australia.
In 2009, she launched the blog Post Growth with virtual colleagues from Seattle and Boston, and in 2010 this blog became part of a broader initiative about moving beyond “bigger” and focusing on “better.” She also writes, collects, and shares stories on communication and change for sustainability at cruxcatalyst.
Sharon has been working on sustainability issues in paid and voluntary work since 1993 and loves playing connect the dots by cultivating a wide network of people working on sustainability. She has had a long association with Global Footprint Network, learning from GFN founder Mathis Wackernagel during an internship in the US in 2001.
During her university days, she spent five years working as a full time volunteer with Urban Ecology Australia, a nonprofit community group that promotes the development of ecological cities through education and example.
Sharon is a fan of Motown, loud, heavy/glam 70s and 80s rock music, chocolate, British TV chef and food revolutionary Jamie Oliver, and her ball-obsessed border collie.