Damon Birchfield

Climate Activist

Churning the planet’s resources to turn a profit doesn’t sit well with Damon Birchfield, CEO of Ecomatters Environment Trust. Damon made the choice to step down from paid employment to return to study, completing a Bachelor of Planning with Honours in 2008, a life-changing decision which led directly to his leadership role at Ecomatters. Now, Damon works to empower people and businesses to act as kaitiaki of our natural environment, and to reconnect to the land.

Damon shares his experience and talks about the transition underway in the business world to environmentally sustainable models, and the opportunity this presents for the creative-minded.