Youth Climate Advocate
Kirsty Albion has empowered thousands of young people across the country to lead campaigns to protect their future from climate change. Campaign successes include securing $110 million for solar thermal in Port Augusta; convincing NAB and Westpac to rule out involvement in Adani’s coal projects in Queensland; and with the Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network securing a two-year ban on fracking in the Northern Territory. As past National Director of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, Kirsty tripled the organisation’s growth to 120,000 young people, and has run training programs for more than 10,000 students. Kirsty was awarded the Prime Minister’s Young Environmentalist of the Year 2013 and Tasmania’s Young Australian of the Year 2012.