Entries by Amelie Uhrig

Forests on fire: A brief discussion of this year’s forest fires

Appropriate stewardship of our forests is vital for people’s livelihoods, maintaining biodiversity and for mitigating climate change. Yet in 2019 we continued to lose our forests to unnaturally large and intense fires. This year’s fires in the Amazon made global headlines. Between January and August 2019, Brazil experienced around 40% more fires than compared to […]

Shelley Goldsmith joins our team in Melbourne

Shelley is the Office Manager at Point Advisory’s Melbourne Office, with a focus on productivity and efficiency. Shelley has over 20 years’ experience in Office, Training and People Management, creating opportunities for positive change and transformation. Prior to joining Point Advisory, Shelley worked at the Holden Campus for General Motors as a Regional Lead for Training, […]

Point Advisory welcomes Rachel Taylor to our Sydney team

Rachel is a consultant at the Point Advisory Sydney office, focusing on climate change adaptation, strategy and risk. Rachel’s background is in Earth and climate sciences, with First-Class Honours from the Australian National University. She has previously worked in a research role modelling and assessing the future impact of heatwaves on vulnerable communities in the […]

Eat Up Australia – Volunteering

Every day, 1 in 8 children in Australia go to school hungry. Hunger greatly impacts a child’s academic performance and behaviour in school. Students struggle to concentrate, and feel tired or lethargic which compromises their learning. The not-for-profit Eat Up Australia makes and delivers thousands of lunches a month to schools around Australia to support […]

Lachie McLean joins Point Advisory’s Melbourne office

Lachie is a Senior Consultant at Point Advisory’s Melbourne office, with a focus on climate change and energy. Lachie has over five years’ experience working on sustainability and climate change strategy in government, private and non-profit sectors. Prior to joining Point Advisory, Lachie worked at the Surf Coast Shire Council developing and delivering a community […]

Australian Red Cross – Volunteering

In May this year, Point Advisory team members had the pleasure of volunteering with the Australian Red Cross. Under the instructions of Red Cross staff, we spent several hours knitting Trauma Teddies. Sensory toys, in our case Teddies, can be helpful to provide comfort to children under emotional stress or pain. The Trauma Teddy story […]

Beach Patrol – Volunteering

In March this year, several Point Advisory team members had the pleasure of volunteering with Ramona from Beach Patrol down in Port Melbourne. The team spent a couple of hours collecting rubbish along the beach and foreshore, recording the volumes of different types of rubbish. Significant amounts of plastics and other rubbish flows into the […]

Point Advisory welcomes Sujata Karandikar to our Melbourne team

Sujata is a Senior Manager in Point Advisory’s Melbourne office, with a focus on sustainable procurement and social impact. Prior to joining Point Advisory, Sujata worked at Origin Energy as Social Responsibility manager within procurement where she designed and managed Origin’s responsible procurement program and supplier diversity program. Sujata has over 10 years of experience […]

Amélie Uhrig joins Point Advisory’s Melbourne office

Point Advisory is pleased to welcome Amélie to our growing team in Melbourne! She has recently joined as Consultant in our Climate Change and Environment team. Amélie holds a Master in Environmental Sciences, focusing on climate policies and politics as well as the role of forests in climate mitigation. As part of her studies, she […]