Bob Brown: Optimism for Kids
Before speaking to a booked out Melbourne Town Hall about his new book Optimism: Reflections on a Life of Action, Australian Greens founder and former leader Bob Brown made time to speak with Max Teakle and Remy Anderson (of St Martins Youth Arts Centre).
In this video, he answers their questions about the challenges of being green, learning to be optimistic, compulsory voting, and the choices we can all make to preserve our collective future.
Bob Brown resigned as leader of The Greens and from the Australian Senate in June 2012. He led the Australian Greens from the party’s foundation in 1992 until April 2012.
Max is 12 and has just started high school. He likes to host dinner parties, where current affairs are discussed and large volumes of wasabi are consumed. He was born in Darwin where his parents ran a music program with local Indigenous kids. He plays a vintage violin.
Remy is eight. She loves animals, and doesn’t like eating meat, but her doctor says she has to because of a bad bout of anaemia. Remy gets angry about people killing sharks and whales. She is happy about Spring.