Among other things, posters of Allan Border, Blondie and the Rainbow Warrior adorned the walls of his teenage bedroom.
This episode’s guest did not go on to play Cricket for Australia nor will you find him strutting his stuff singing Call Me, but you will find him at the helm, controlling the rudder, as the CEO of Greenpeace Australia Pacific.
David Ritter talks to us about hope, the need for systemic change and agape – a publicly directed love. He tells his story with the kind of passion that creates action and you will hear how the “spirit of the fires”, companies moving together to zero and a net carbon neutral Albert Park Kindergarten inspire him to campaign for a green and peaceful future.
Have a listen and #getinvolved
David’s interview is a two-part episode – here’s Part A & B
- David’s recent Griffith Review piece – Our Once and Future Home: Journeying with the Climate Pilgrims [act.gp/griffith72]
- David’s book The Coal Truth: The fight to stop Adani, defeat the big polluters and reclaim our democracy, UWA Publishing
- David contributed the final chapter to the book Living with the Anthropocene: Love, Loss and Hope in the Face of Environmental Crisis, Cameron Muir (Editor), Kirsten Wehner (Editor), Jenny Newell (Editor): NewSouth Publishing
- David contributes monthly columns to Pro Bono Australia and Independent Australia
- David has a forthcoming piece in Arena
- David’s profile on the Greenpeace Australia Pacific website, and David can be found on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook