May 1, 2019

Early retirement for Fiona Campbell

Fiona Campbell, Randwick Council’s Sustainability Education Officer for the past 15 years, is heading off on early retirement. 

Fiona is well known and greatly appreciated by participants in the comprehensive sustainability education workshops, courses, events and school excursions that she has organised across Randwick and the eastern suburbs. Having run the full range of these learning sessions at Barrett House, the Community Nursery and Randwick Community Centre, there will be many residents who will miss her commitment to skilling them up on everything from keeping bees, composting, cycling, permaculture practices, organic gardening, working with volunteers, sustainable living and strategic thinking and leadership around sustainability. 

Fiona created the Eco Living Fair for Randwick which is still running 15 years later, attracting more than 8,000 residents each year from the metropolitan area and now widely recognised as the flagship environmental event for the eastern suburbs. In addition Eco Living, Fiona’s training has created more than 16,000 sustainability ambassadors, residents, business owners and students, skilled up and returning to their various networks to influence and make sustainable changes around their homes, gardens, schools and work places. Fiona was also integral in establishing the sustainability schools network providing parents and teachers with support for schools sustainability programs across the eastern suburbs.

Fiona will be sorely missed by all those that knew her and participated in the hundreds of training and community events she organised over the past 15 years. Fiona’s last day is May 10 and there’s no doubt she hasn’t finished giving up her time to volunteer for sustainability as she travels around Australia with her partner.

Wishing her well on behalf of all those residents, students and business owners.

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Photo: From left, Fiona Campbell, Janice, Helen, Roxanne, Clr Lindsay Shurey, Donna.

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