Rosebrook resident Genevieve Grant believes everyone deserves to have their voice heard.
The self-confessed greenie has passionately and successfully campaigned for the banning of plastic bags, rising electricity costs and reducing speed limits in her town.
Her lastest crusade involves joining fellow human rights activists in ringing bells to release children from detention centres.
Genevieve took time out from stone-walling to sit down with reporter Rebecca Riddle and answer this week’s Moyne Gazette Q&A.
Describe Rosebrook in five words. Rosebrook is a rural, picturesque, green-minded, sustainable community.
If you didn’t have to sleep what would you do with the extra time? I’m a very creative person so I’d probably do some night-time reading and writing.
What would your perfect room look like? Filled with art and a comfortable bed.
What skill would you like to master? Woodwork.
If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning a medal for? Getting people to laugh and join in.
What’s your favourite drink? I like a variety of beers. My husband is a great wine collector and connoisseur. I don’t fancy looking at the labels, he gives me something and I’ll say yes or no. Red wine and beer and champagne.
Who has impressed you most with what they’ve accomplished? The first person that comes to mind at the moment is Julia Gillard. I was so enamoured with her ability to sustain her true self and personality in the Parliament under extraordinary pressure and bias and nastiness. Then to follow with such beautiful dignity and quiet calmness after she left Parliament.
What songs have you completely memorised? Half of American Pie. There’s a lot of songs from Motown that I know off by heart and my kids know them too and we sing them in the car. Aretha Franklin’s Respect.
Are you usually early or late? Early.
If you were asked to give a 40-minute presentation on something with absolutely no preparation what would you choose? The need to support humanity and therefore the environment and the necessity of community in the pursuit of that.