Earth Hour 2010 took place Saturday 27 March 2010 at 8.30pm, and this year, mecho is continuing the buzz during entire April to emphasise the long-term goals to switch to a more sustainable lifestyle. Meet Jennifer Croes, Manager for Earth Hour Australia – pick her brain and share her passion.
Name: Jennifer Croes Nick name: Jenn
Profession: Running Earth Hour and going a bit delirious but lovin’ it
Location: Sydney, Australia
Biodiversity conservation – I would like to make a change as small as it may be. Oh, and I love a bit of bum shakin’ Brazilian samba dancing, photography and reading.
I get my inspirations from:
The likes of Jane Goodall. I am also inspired by the people in the communities I have worked with in the Amazon and Borneo, to live a more sustainable lifestyle and to preserve remaining habitat for the amazing species that call it home. They are really experiencing the stuff some of us just read or talk about.
How I got my break:
Taking a leap of faith and tossing in my corporate job to go out on my own and volunteer my services in conservation in South America and Indonesia.
My top tricks of the trade:
Keepin’ it real and staying true to myself.
My style in a sentence:
Can get quite excited… full of energy… and wearing bright lipsticks!
Bet you didn’t know I can:
Samba Dance or run wild with pumas!
My latest project is about:
Trying to get the Australian Community to switch off their lights for one hour on Saturday March 27 at 8:30pm and to make a switch to a sustainable lifestyle so that we can continue living on this amazing planet.
My last purchase:
Earth Hour has kept me very busy, I haven’t really had a chance to shop til I drop. But don’t worry, once this is over, I think another bright MAC lipstick is on the cards as well as an all-around world ticket to take a break (carbon offset of course!).
My current favourite mecho item: The latest ZARA Women Spring/Summer 2010 collection
Travel destination and tips:
Somewhere remote, connecting with the locals and joining in with their daily lives – a trick to really experience the destination.
Pssst…..One time I… oh, there are just way too many funny stories I can regale.
The mecho team invites you to continue the conversation below with Jennifer during April… Make it fun! Post comments with your own free personal Gravatar
NOTE: ARCHIVE ONLY from Apr-10. You may leave a comment but please note Jennifer is no longer actively responding to any questions post 30 Apr-10.
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