AWARENESS EDUCATION AND ADVENTURER
Steve Posselt is a climate warrior, adventurer and a man on a mission. Steve is a 67-year-old civil and water engineer, adventurer, and grandfather. He is driven by his passion to raise awareness of climate chaos and its impact on our daily lives. Steve is a Fellow of ‘Engineers Australia’ and currently chairs the ‘Sustainable Engineering Society’. He has been a climate activist for well over a decade and uses his kayaking journeys to promote awareness and education around these important issues.
When Steve is not paddling a river he entertains audiences with his stories, vision and passion for making a more sustainable world. Author of two books, Cry Me A River, One Man's Journey down the Murray Darling with a Kayak on Wheels, and Tough is not enough, Steve believes the climate crisis is all about managing risk. A conservative person insures their house, their car and they take out health and life insurance. They try to ensure that their life savings cannot be wiped out by events outside their control. Steve believes we need to use the same logic when trying to manage the climate crisis.
CHALLENGING THE STATUS QUO
Steve has kayaked three continents over a period of twelve months to raise awareness around the climate crisis. He is affectionately known as one of those batshit crazy Aussies that embark on super human solo journeys. He paddled from Canberra to Sydney, New Orleans to New York, Portishead to Paris for COP 21, and then Ballina to Canberra. Steve challenges the status quo and believes the climate fight will not be won by celebrities, nor the rich and famous. It will be won by ordinary people determined that the future of the human race is paramount.
Steve is an excellent keynote speaker and educates audiences with his adventures, humour and his technical knowledge of the challenges ahead. He takes audiences on an inspirational journey of what it takes to be mentally tough enough to instigate real change. Using his engineering knowledge his goal has been to alert people to the real risks that climate change presents and to put them into perspective against infrastructure risk calculations that we all depend on.
BE INSPIRED BY STEVE AND LEARN:
Why he challenged himself with an epic kayak journey across three continents to raise awareness around climate change
What it takes to be mentally tough enough to instigate real change
How engineers are the custodians of society’s infrastructure and what they can do to redesign society
How we as citizens have to take control for our own actions and futures
What Steve learnt about communication on his travels and why it is crucial to shifting the narrative in the climate crisis
PLUS MUCH MORE
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EMAIL: andrew@rethink- consult.com