Hello, I’m Karla Hooper.
My passion is Sustainability and finding solutions for leaving a lighter footprint on the Earth.
I currently live in the Perth Hills of Western Australia with my partner (Brett), 2 dogs (Wilson and Mitzy), 2 clydesdale horses (Missy and Leo) and 6 chickens (the Golden Girls). My camel (Mocha) currently lives on retreat about 3 hours drive from our home.
Something you should know about me:
I LOVE ALL THINGS ANIMALS, SUSTAINABILITY AND SPIRITUALITY.
So much so, in 2010 I quit my corporate job to intuitively travel Australia to learn about using camels as a sustainable form of transportation. It was a 2 year adventure of remote locations, catching camels from the wild and working as a cameleer in Central Australia.
Something else you should know about me:
I haven’t been raised as a tree hugging hippy, in fact, quite the opposite.
My family were very conventional, both Mum and Dad worked full time, we watched TV every night and ate quick to prepare food – often from packet or jar mixes. In my teens I wore a full face of makeup, dyed my hair every colour under the sun and cared about keeping up with fashion.
My connection with the Earth is something that evolved over time, bouts of depression forced me to go within and search my soul for truth and meaning, slowly my life weaved another path.
MY CONNECTION WITH THE EARTH IS PART OF MY SOUL AND IS OLDER THAN TIME. HER WISDOM IS WHAT’S BEEN GUIDING ME AND OUR RELATIONSHIP CONTINUALLY GROWS STRONGER.
I was never the type who could learn something and then just switch off. With each documentary I watched, conversation I had, observation I made and book I read, my eyes were opened. The world’s problems were pointed out each way I looked, but where was the focus on the solutions? I decided to dedicate my life to that.
And, I don’t for a second believe in the doom and gloom Earth scenario. Oh no Siree, I believe in light hearted FUN, celebration, expansion and love.
I have now dedicated my life to working with the Earth to find, share and inspire solutions for living in better harmony, returning balance and respect.
But, I believe this shouldn’t mean going without.
MY MISSION IS TO FIND SIMPLE SOLUTIONS THAT ARE PRACTICAL FOR EVERYDAY PEOPLE LIVING WESTERNISED LIVES.
I’ve had an interesting journey to get me to this point. If you’d like to know more, I’ve written the short (of the long winded) version below. I hope you enjoy.
[a big thank you to photographer David Baylis from Community News for this stunning image of me with my fur babes]
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Big mobs of appreciation to the journalists who have visited and done feature segments on my life. I am always happy to work with those interested in spreading the waste reduction and sustainable living message. If you would like to request an interview please contact me via email on firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.