Linda Jungwirth

Hometown: Tarnagulla
Occupation: Community leader
Area of Interest:
Climate change resilience in small communities

How is climate change impacting your community?
Our community is under constant threat from fire coupled with an insecure energy system. My town of Tarnagulla is at the end of the line for electricity supply, meaning that if there are any problems further down the line we will always suffer an outage. This is obviously very disruptive for our community areas, businesses, and households.

What are you passionate about changing?
I am passionate about getting people to accept climate change. I don’t like using the word ‘believe’ for climate change as that implies it isn’t factually based. People have a fear of accepting climate change and I want people to see past the doom and gloom, accept the facts and then take action.