What is it that makes someone want to become an activist? Peta Goodwin is an activist and co-founder of the unplanned movement called Nannas for Native Forests. Being an activist takes time, co-ordination skills and a lot of work – especially if you are the co-founder. There has been a groundswell of support for Nannas for Native Forests as people realise or come to realise how destructive the culling of forests means for the environment.
Destroying trees has consequences - for humans and climate change.
I have never interviewed an activist before let alone spoken to one but knew off the bat Peta and I have something in common. Our love of trees.
Join Peta and me as we discuss the unplanned founding of a movement and what it has meant to Peta’s life beyond retirement. You also get to hear Peta sing the Nanas anthem! It’s awesome!
We talk about:
· The reason why Peta became an activist
· What it’s like being a co-leader of a movement when you are supposed to be retired!
· Taking part in her first blockade
· The rapid growth of the movement
· Creating an anthem
· Why Peta’s mum is her courageous influence
Interview: Sana Turnock
Produced and edited by: Sana Turnock
Audio mastering: Woods Media Lab
Copyright-free music credits: The High Line, Playdate - The Great North Sound Society