'I WANT PEOPLE TO FALL IN LOVE WITH OUR PLANET SO THEY ACT TO PROTECT IT LIKE THEIR OWN CHILD' - Tara Hunt
The Tara Hunt Fellowship
There is so much power in what we are doing - creating a mass movement of women and girls globally who are fighting climate change through their everyday actions and decisions.- Tara Hunt 2015
OUR FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED.
Congratulations to Gemma and Gretel for being our 2023 Tara Hunt Fellowship recipients!
What is the Tara Hunt Fellowship?
Our 1 Million Women Tara Hunt fellowship offers a young person the opportunity to undertake communications training to expand their skills and knowledge on climate action. It's a glorious four-week journey (broken up over the year) to learn how to effectively communicate the challenges of climate change, encourage solutions and empower others to act.
Is this fellowship for you?
The Tara Hunt Fellowship is for young women between the ages of 18 to 25 years-old based anywhere in Australia or New Zealand to apply for the fellowship.
If you have a love of this earth and a desire to make a positive change, then you are the perfect candidate.
All Fellowship costs are covered. Accommodation will be provided during your stay in Sydney plus daily living expenses and all your travel costs to and from Sydney and during your stay will be covered.
Who was Tara Hunt?
Tara Hunt was Co -CEO and a director of 1MW. She was also a philanthropist. A special kind of philanthropist, a hands-on type who gave money but also gave of herself. We lost her beautiful soul to cancer on the 28th of May, 2017. Strong and passionate, Tara never stopped believing in the power of women to change the world. She worked tirelessly to mobilise everyone she could in the fight against climate change.
Her deep love for the planet inspired and energised us all. Tara loved 1 Million Women so much. Nat (1MW Founder) and Tara talked a lot about this fellowship before she passed away and it has been made possible through the generous donations from her friends, family and the 1MW community. This fellowship is to honour Tara and to help others discover their connection and love for our earth.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, you will need to fill out the 'Tara Hunt Fellowship Application Form 2023 '.
1. In this Google Form, you will tell us a bit about yourself and why this fellowship would mean so much to you, by submitting either:
- a short video (2 minutes max), filmed on your phone or camera (portrait or landscape) submitted via DropBox link mp4 or mov format.
- a written piece (500 words max.), submitted via Dropbox link as a Word Doc or pdf
Submit your written and/or video submissions via the Dropbox link in the application form. Please save and upload your submissions with the title/subject line: 'THF_video_firstname_lastname' and/or 'THF_written_firstname_lastname'.
2. On the application form you will also be asked the following questions:
- What does 'loving this earth' mean to you? (300 words max.)
- What is one climate solution you are passionate about that you would like to work on with the 1MW team, and why? (300 words max)
Applications are now closed for 2023. Please check back for our 2024 Tara Hunt Fellowship next year.
The 2023 Tara Hunt Fellowship program
The recipient of the 2023 Tara Hunt Fellowship will be given the opportunity to all of the below listed:
Attend the Digital Storytellers 'Storytelling for Impact' Workshop:
Our successful participants will attend a Storytelling for Impact Workshop at Digital Storytellers HQ in Sydney, where you will learn the tools & skills to manifest your personal climate impact story. You will gain the skills to create powerful stories that will shift audience perceptions and behaviours, and help them change the world.
This workshop includes:
- Participation in one of Digital Storytellers' 'Storytelling for Impact' Workshops (valued at $1000, and includes all of the editing software and programs required to complete the Workshop)
- Plus all accommodation and travel costs for 1 week spent in Sydney
Be immersed in 1 Million Women:
During the week of your Digital StoryTellers workshop, you will be engaging with the 1MW team based in Sydney undertaking training and the delivery of a project of your own creation, with the guidance from our expert social media team. You will learn how we utilise our social media channels for communicating and mobilising climate action.
The opportunity to be part of Al Gore's incredible 'Climate Reality' training program:
1MW has been given a special spot for our recipient. This is an amazing opportunity.
MORE ABOUT 'THE CLIMATE REALITY PROJECT':
Founded and chaired by Nobel Laureate and former US Vice President Hon. Al Gore in 2006, The Climate Reality Project catalyses solutions to the climate crisis by empowering people from all walks of life to act on climate change.
The Project's flagship training course identifies potential climate leaders and equips them with the training and tools to educate others and drive change.
The Climate Reality Project – Australia and the Pacific branch trains, supports and amplifies the voices of Climate Reality Leaders across our region. With diverse communities across the Pacific increasingly experiencing severe impacts of climate change, the urgency of this work has never been clearer
Their mission is to catalyse a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every sector of society. They believe real change comes from the ground up.
12-month Mentorship with 1 Million Women Founder, Natalie Isaacs
Nat will guide you on your climate journey over a 12-month period, catching up via Zoom every couple of months.
Our Tara Hunt Fellowship is a most exciting opportunity to help a passionate young woman kickstart her climate action journey, inspiring others along the way.
Nat and the 1 Million Women Team!
I want 1 Million Women, through all our communications, to help people fall in love with our planet so they act to protect it like their own child. This Fellowship has a lot to do with that. This is not just communication of the facts and stats but the challenge to connect people to the gloriousness and gift that our natural world is...it's really about love, because as women I believe that is our essential gift to life- Tara Hunt, May 2017
THANK YOUWe would like to thank and acknowledge all the wonderful friends and family of Tara's who donated to bring this fellowship to life. A special thanks to Tara's dear friends Genevieve Staff, Kim Muddle and Sally Doyle for your support in shaping our fellowship.
And we send all our love to Tara's husband, Warwick, children, Banjo, Tilly, and Lizey and daughter in law Michaela.