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We’re grateful Sarah is joining us this summer! Try not to tease her about vegemite sandwiches. 

G’day mates! My name is Sarah and I hail from a land down under, Sydney, Australia. I have recently moved to San Diego in an effort to explore more of this big beautiful world we live in, and what a incredible place to start! Southern California is a truly exceptional part of the world. 

Australia is known to many as “the lucky country” and here is why: we grow up with the beauty of living in a country which is spoilt with the most incredible beaches, the most unique native wildlife, the vast spaces of deserts, the lush green of rain-forests and we claim rights to such natural treasures as the Great Barrier Reef and Uluru. We are crazy lucky! Not only was I raised with all that, but I also grew up on a what could now be called a “sustainable, organic and biodynamic” farm. However to me, it was just my grandparents house.

I have spent the past five years looking after the worlds rich and famous in the five star hotel world as a butler. Yes, a butler! Whilst this was a fun and a unique challenge (which is a polite way of saying being sent out to the shops at 1 am to buy ice cream cones for Rihanna is a nightmare) the experiences of my childhood on the farm and my sincere appreciation for the conservation of my beautiful country has led me to a path of environmental awareness and sustainability.

Sustainability to me is believing you, as one, can make a difference. You don’t have to be on a Green Peace boat crusading against the killing of whales or holding placards outside government house. You don’t have to have a college degree to know that bringing your own reusable bag to the supermarket is the right thing to do. All you need to do is think of that creek you played in as a child, that beach you went to after school everyday, that hiking trail you and your best friend loved, all these things need your help and protection to ensure their survival. The 1 to 1 Movement is increasing the awareness that we all have the power to make a difference and it’s super exciting to be apart of.

When I am not yelling at my boyfriend for using too much water or forgetting his reusable coffee cup, you can find me collecting sand dollars on the beach, riding my sweet bike I scored from Craigslist around Encinitas or cooking my much loved Italian grandmothers recipes.