Barry McKenzie

Hometown: Charlton
Occupation: Youth worker and community leader
Area of Interest: Sustainable energy

How is climate change impacting your community?
I’ve seen the older individuals in our community suffering in the extreme heat of Summer. Many of them are concerned about the cost of power and won’t use their air-conditioning if they have any. Their houses aren’t equipped with passive cooling tools like double glazed windows or urban greening.

What are you passionate about changing?
I want to see people changing their practices that impact the climate, then go an extra step and see if they could have a positive impact.