Case Study: Danielle's story as a SDG Coordinator

Case Study: Danielle's story as a SDG Coordinator

“Obviously it matters if we can save the planet, but that’s not why I do it. I do it because it’s the right thing to do. I’m passionate about seeing people be reconnected with each other and with nature.”

Key Points:

  • Life-Long Learning for Sustainability
  • Getting local means adapting to new challenges

By a string of seemingly good luck, Danielle found herself presented with an exciting opportunity. In 2018, Danielle Wolf was building a bootcamp for global sustainability at Western Sydney University. She was on a mission to create an academic program for students across ten campuses on sustainability literacy. Danielle went to Melbourne for a lecture by Dr. Jeffery Sachs, SDSN Director, on The New Age of Sustainable Development. There, she happened to meet Michelle Huange,  a regional coordinator for SDSN Youth in Australia. Once she found out about the then up-and-coming SDG Students Program, Danielle made sure to join.

“It was one of those situations where it was a string of events that fall into place...” In reality it was more than luck. Danielle’s pathway to SDSN Youth demonstrates the benefits of being willing to put yourself out there. “So you can be at the right place at the right time, but unless you are willing to show some initiative you can miss the opportunities!” Today, Danielle is rounding out her first year as founding SDG Coordinator for Western Sydney University.

Read the rest of the story on the SDG Students Program website.

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