A ranger by trade, Wondunna man Rowan Foley is the CEO of the Aboriginal Carbon Foundation. From its base in Alice Springs, the foundation supports world-leading carbon farming projects through cultural burning and ranger training programs.
See Rowan Foley in conversation with journalist Rachael Hocking, recorded live at Powerhouse as part of 100 Climate Conversations. Entry is free, but bookings are essential as places are limited. Doors open at 9.15am for a 9.30am start. No late admittance.
100 Climate Conversations is a two-year survey of visionary Australians who are accelerating the net zero carbon revolution. To find out more and subscribe to the podcast visit 100climateconversations.com.
Rowan Foley is the founder and chief executive of the Aboriginal Carbon Foundation, a non-profit organisation that connects Aboriginal communities supplying carbon credits with councils and businesses seeking to offset their carbon pollution. Established in 2010, the foundation trains Indigenous rangers who lead the projects and deploy cultural burns and other traditional land management techniques to earn carbon credits. A ranger by trade himself, Foley was park manager at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park from 2005-2008. He is a member of the Wondunna clan of the Badtjala people, Traditional Owners of Fraser Island.
Rachael Hocking is a Warlpiri woman from Lajamanu, currently living on Gadigal land in Sydney. She is a journalist, curator and presenter who is passionate about sharing First Nations stories. Her work can be found across Black media, from the national Indigenous newspaper Koori Mail to NITV. She is a director on the board of the Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma in the Asia Pacific, and Common Ground.