Sophie GebhardtSophie Gebhardt is a Melbourne-based writer and blogger with more than 30 years involvement in environmental issues and campaigns.

Sophie was born in Bathurst, NSW, and as a country girl at heart is appalled by the devastation of the Australian environment, and to rural communities, as the result of decades of un-checked mining.

The threat posed by hydraulic fracturing to Australia’s limited water supply and fragile landscape, not to mention the industry’s contribution to carbon emissions, is a particular concern to her.

Sophie blogs on urban food production, climate change, energy and related issues at The Buzz – Gardening & Living in a Changing Climate.