Daniel Cocking

Hometown: Strangways (near Newstead)
Occupation: Sustainability Consultant
Area of Interest: Improving infrastructure, precincts and agricultural practices

How is climate change impacting your community?
Increasing extremes in weather are having an adverse impact on farmers’ crops, and adding increased stress through droughts and floods. The rising cost of energy bills are also causing community members to be unwilling or able to afford keeping their homes at an adequate thermal comfort zone.

What are you passionate about changing?
I hope that I can help my community to understand that there is no silver bullet to climate change – but little decisions and improvements over time all compound together to make a big difference.