‘Tread Lightly’ – bringing stories of environmental change into focus this festive season…

NGT is proud to be a local partner supporting ‘Tread Lightly‘ – a novel project shining a light on environmental change through endurance sport – which is happening between Christmas and New Year this year!

Dr Rowan Brookes

Dr Rowan Brookes, who is the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Academic Program Director at the University of Melbourne will be tackling the 250 km Great South West Walk loop trail, but instead of doing it the slow way (with a heavy pack like many of us have done over the years), she will complete it as a run over 5 days – commencing after Christmas on the 27th of December 2019.

The project will harness the public interest in endurance sports and use that intrigue to shine a light on environmental change – from the forests of Cobboboonee and Lower Glenelg to the wild sandy coast and wetlands of Discovery Bay. Each day of the run, Rowan will be releasing blogs and social media content that weave together a yarn about the environment along with the experience of her run. There will also be a number of follow-up activities over the months that follow where Rowan will harness her experiences to educate others.

If you are keen to follow Rowan’s story, then why not follow her blog while the story unfolds, or tap into her social media (Instagram or Twitter)?

As the project’s location donation partner, we’ve established a parallel fundraiser to give supporters of Rowan’s project a tangible way of supporting the local work of NGT.

Good luck Rowan, and we’ll make sure that NGT meets you out on the run to introduce you to some spectacular places with fascinating hidden stories of environmental change!

Tread Lightly is coming to south-west Victoria this festive season!

Mark Bachmann