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EARTHCHAT: Two women, two journeys

Updated: Jan 3


EarthChat this week is an in-house sharing. Two recent female committee members of BEAM join Peter Lockyer to share their journeys, and how they ”landed“ with BEAM.


Emily Buchanan is a lawyer and legal educator living in regenerating box ironwood forest near Seymour. A member of the BEAM Mitchell Environment Group, Emily has an increasing passion for documenting and preserving endemic wildlife.

Emily has an exciting piece of real state in Seymour that is also a home for threatened Squirrel Gliders. Neighbouring development pressures also raise a challenge for her.


Airell Joy Zara-Girstuns, or AJ as we know her, moved to Australia from the Philippines in 2012. She realised that caring for the environment is everyone's responsibility and not something to be taken for granted. She decided to get more involved in her community to help safeguard the environment and create lasting connections with the land and people. So she joined BEAM, as you would. AJ also loves the outdoors and exploring nature with her partner Peter and their two greyhounds. AJ moved to Broadford during Covid to escape a cranky neighbour, then joined the cranky BEAM committee :-) She has infectious energy, and her path in the environment space is very interesting.


This is an EarthChat to energise you after the year, and share the energies of two creative and inspiring local women - on EarthChat as you would expect!


EarthChat, a community voice worth listening to.



Tune in to BEAM's radio program EarthChat each Friday on Seymour FM at 10am, repeated at 8am Saturday.

Return to this page for a link to the podcast after the program.

Seymour FM 103.9 MHz website and Live Streaming

EarthChat Podcasts: www.beam.org.au/earthchat

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