Jan 31, 2022
In addition to its external
responsibilities, GreenLaw has made a commitment to ensuring its
members are processing all the emotions that come with being on the
front lines of climate change legal work and activism. Its head of
community sits down with Protégé to discuss how this has made such
a big difference already.
In this episode of The Protégé Podcast, host Naomi Neilson is joined by Australian National University (ANU) student and GreenLaw’s head of community Emma Bryant to discuss the wellbeing program behind the young person-led organisation and her role in creating initiatives to engage and connect with all its members.
Given the work that GreenLaw
does, Emma explains that it can often feel “doom and gloom”, with
members often left holding the weight of the impending climate
crisis. In a safe space under the initiative, members are given the
opportunity to go over topics like eco-anxiety and recognise when
they might be feeling burnt out.
The episode also touches on what GreenLaw has already achieved in its short history and what it has planned for the future. Off this, Emma shares some tips on how young and aspiring lawyers with an interest in climate change can get involved.
There’s also some exciting news about GreenLaw’s new independence from ANU and how it plans to continue working with the university going forward.
Have a listen to the entire episode below!
If you have any questions about the episode or if there are any topics that you might want us to look into, please reach out – we would love to hear from you!
We’re also always open to new guests, so if you have an exciting story to tell, if you’re standing out as a student or graduate, or if you can offer some tips for our young lawyers, get in touch.
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