Rural Clinical School
University of Tasmania

Chester has motivated more fellow students to engage in sustainability initiatives than any student before him. These include campus greening activities, from creating herb gardens to planting native trees and he has helped fellow students to get riding by sharing knowledge and skills in bike maintenance.

By far his greatest achievement has been to motivate peers to engage in a wide range of sustainability endeavours and encourage behaviour change. He revved up our ride to work days by planning and preparing hot breakfasts to reward staff and students for their participation. Chester has led a student team to meet with political representatives on addressing climate change and health, and motivating many more to join the School Strike for Climate. He has planned and overseen the construction of an innovative bench seat, bathtub worm farm, which has inspired many staff to want to construct more on campus.