Guest Learning and Community Impact Manager,
Taronga Conservation Society Australia
Hi, I’m Belinda and I’ll be your companion and virtual cheer squad on the Taronga Rubbish Run.
I work at Taronga as the Guest Learning and Community Impact Manager. It’s my job to help us all understand that simple choices we make in our everyday lives can make a world of difference to wildlife, and that we have the chance to give them a brighter future. You’ll be receiving exclusive conservation updates and stories from me throughout the challenge for you to share with your supporters. I’ll also be providing you with tips and tricks for minimising rubbish in your life and how we can all do our bit for wildlife.
Sheridan Morlock is the reigning Miss Earth Australia: an international pageant that advocates for environmental awareness and conservation. Last year she competed against 86 other nations and claimed the runner-up title of Miss Earth Air International. Sheridan was fortunate enough to grow up surrounded by nature, having travelled around Australia in a tent for 14 months with her family before settling in rural NSW to complete her high school years. These years fostered her love for the environment and she saw firsthand the devastating impacts that climate change and pollution have on her surroundings. This passion inspired her to undertake a double degree in Global Sustainability and Politics, putting her a step closer towards her dream to work in the sustainability sector and push for climate action.
Taronga Rubbish Run aligns with Sheridan’s values of climate conservation and protection and she is honoured to be this year’s Ambassador. She hopes that this event will help bring awareness and action to the ever-increasing threat that rubbish pollution has on our wildlife and inspire others to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle.