Introducing our community organiser in Brisbane!

We’re delighted to introduce our new community organiser in Brisbane, Tenielle Dunkley, who will help us roll out our Climate Conversations in Queensland.

For our work to have maximum impact, both in the lead up to the federal election and beyond, we’re rolling out our Climate Conversations in key strategic communities. 

One of these is the traditionally conservative electorate of Ryan in Brisbane, where we’ll empower the locals to voice their concerns on climate to their elected representatives. 

This will create a groundswell of public support for powerful climate action that our leaders won’t be able to ignore.

As our new community organiser, Tenielle Dunkley will be working in key communities around Brisbane to make these plans a reality! She will organise hundreds of Climate Conversations, train volunteer facilitators and support hundreds of locals to engage with their MP.

Tenielle is a communicator at heart and has travelled the world over the past decade learning how people from diverse cultures can connect and empower each other. She's organised international programs for young entrepreneurs to leverage their strengths and build meaningful careers and businesses. 

She's previously worked with climate organisations in Europe by organising actions and community events, prior to moving back to Australia to further studies in Sustainability and Communication Design. 

Tenielle is one of Climate for Change’s 2020 fellows, and she is passionate about creating positive change and redesigning the systems in which we live to create a sustainable, just future.

After joining C4C as one of the 2020 fellows, I felt an urge to devote more time toward climate activism specifically within communities in Australia. When I came across the job description for the QLD community organiser I knew it was the role for me. After spending the last few years working abroad in the Netherlands with a mix of activists and entrepreneurs, I felt my strengths could really be put to good use here in Australia especially within the focused electorate of Ryan.”

We can’t wait to welcome Tenielle to the role very soon, and to see the groundswell of support for climate action that she will help create, which will ripple throughout Queensland and beyond!

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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia, whose sovereignty was never ceded. We acknowledge that Indigenous peoples around the world are at the forefront of climate change, both in experiencing its effects and leading solutions for change. We pay our sincerest respects to all Elders, past and present.