Divestment in fossil fuels has turned into one of the fastest-growing protest campaigns. For students around the world this means holding their universities to account. We hear from the team at Fossil Free UQ (University of Queensland) on the importance of the fossil free movement. What is the aim of Fossil Free UQ? The aim of … More Interview: Fossil Free UQ
What do men’s underwear, plastic bottles and a man in a monkey suit have to do with social enterprise? For those who attended the Impact Academy/ Milaana Social Enterprise Inspiration and Internship Night, probably more than they ever expected. Do good and do well: the theme was clear throughout all the presentations. Local social entrepreneurs … More Recap: Social Enterprise Inspiration and Internships event
Words by: Sophie Wood The Milaana team recently went on retreat to Byron Bay where we spent five days revisiting our aims and knuckling down a solid plan for the semester ahead. Two terms continued to pop up in our conversation – social leaders and tribes. From these conversations, we finally mastered our new and … More Who is the Milaana tribe?
When Hollie left for Sydney in July this year she left us in extremely capable hands. Everyone meet Lucinda, our Milaana QLD Engagement Manager and all-round incredible person! If there is ever something that can be fixed or improved, Lucinda is the first person on it. She transforms our processes and documents into works of … More Everyone Meet Lucinda!
Everyone meet Rahul! He is a student at the University of Queensland where he studies his Masters in Business with a big focus on entrepreneurship! He is our longest serving hero having been with Milaana for ten months and has played such a vital role in the start-up of the organisation! Rahul originally completed his … More Everyone Meet Rahul!
Words by Sophie Wood (Milaana Social Media Hero) Photography by Elise Stephenson (Impact Event Photographer) Three months ago I was browsing through my Facebook feed when I came across an event that sparked my attention. The Impact Youth Social Enterprise Conference was a three-day event that hosted a number of incredible speakers and engaging workshops. I’d … More The Impact Youth Social Enterprise Conference
Sophie Wood Age: 21 Country: Australia University: Griffith University Gold Coast Studying: Marketing and Journalism Area of Interest: Blogging, social enterprise and marketing for social change Hobbies: Reading, writing and blogging Briefly describe yourself and tell us something a little quirky. Hi I’m Sophie! I am a marketing and journalism student studying at Griffith … More Hero Profile – Sophie!
Last Wednesday I had the very humbling honour to be invited by the Foundation for Young Australians to an intimate “Democracy Dinner” with the Speaker of QLD’s Parliament House, Fiona Simpson. It was an incredible opportunity to be in a room surrounded by young change-makers passionately discussing our system and how to further engage Australia’s … More Dinner at Parliament House with Brisbane’s Young Change Makers!
The Social Enterprise scene in Brisbane is blossoming with an estimated 300+ social enterprises already up and running in the city. In lew of this momentum and 10 years in the making, the Queensland Social Enterprise Council (QSEC) officially launched at QUT on Monday! The councils vision is to: To support the development of a … More Launching the QLD Social Enterprise Council!
Unsung Heroes in our Community I have recently been focusing much of my time on getting in touch with many of the fantastic organisations doing important work in our community. I can’t describe just how inspiring this process has been for me. From seeing the essential work Jarryd and his team are doing to help young people … More Unsung heroes and those on the rise