Sara Rickards

Sara Rickards

Sara Rickards

Founder of FuckGiving.Co

Presenter Biography

Sara AKA the Sustainability Ninja, Fuckgiver and Purpose Hacker, is both a Biomedical Scientist & Environmental Engineer. However, you won’t find her in a lab or at a desk working on a spreadsheet - you will only find her out in the wild co-designing epic experiences and solutions to increase the wellbeing of people and the planet.

This cheeky potty mouth has disrupted the higher education system, construction industry and now she has her eyes set on the economy (she's a full-time bad-ass creating change wherever her part-time mermaid adventures take her ).

Sara is a peer reviewed author in transformative education, sustainability, system change and eco-footprinting. She has worked with everyone from The Government to Google, to the purpose driven start-up that you haven’t heard of yet, but is probably about to disrupt the shit out of an entire industry.

In a previous life she was the Education For Sustainability Manager at Macquarie University, TEDx speaker, Co-host for the Un-School of Disruptive Design, Program Manager for The Centre of Sustainability Leadership and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education.