Twenty-three years old and eight years into environmental activism and advocacy, Tess Corkish considers herself a bit of a veteran. In high school she got involved with the Australian Youth Climate Coalition and hasn’t looked back. She’s advocated for the environment in secular and faith based groups, but for Tess there is no separation between her faith and her activism. Now as the Youth Engagement Officer at Catholic Earthcare Australia and leader of the Laudato Si’ Youth Engagement Program, Tess says her career in environmentalism isn’t a job; it’s a vocation. She completed her Bachelor of Global Studies at the end of 2016 and fights the climate crisis full-time.
- June 6: Young People Demand Change