Bella Burgemeister joined us at 13 years old. Bella is a youth advocate, leader, model for Country Road and author of her book, Bella’s Challenge. Her book is a child’s take on the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – setting out simple challenges kids can take on to help their communities and the planet. Bella has presented her book to over 6,000 students around Australia, with all of the proceeds from book sales going back into sustainable development projects.
When asked about her dreams for the world, Bella said: “I would love to see world leaders start leading with compassion and kindness, that the nations lucky enough to hold wealth, use that wealth to help other countries that are not so lucky, rise up and be equally strong. Together as a global collective we can plan and combat climate change and work towards a sustainable planet for future generations.”