Unprecedented drought, fires, floods, and a global pandemic warn that our natural world is in crisis, yet the Australian government refuses to act. Instead, trailblazing everyday people are stepping up and tackling climate change and biodiversity loss themselves, transitioning away from environmentally destructive careers and launching innovative projects and entrepreneurial start-ups to create a cleaner, greener planet.
Filmed over two-years from July 2019, the three-part documentary series THE BIG SHIFT follows passionate advocates and their inspirational transitions from contributing to the problem to being part of the solution. Among our high-stakes stories of change and redemption are Trevor’s conversion from coal miner to conservationist, as he transforms a former coalmine into a sanctuary for endangered native species; conservative country mum Alison’s switch from promoting fossil fuel companies to crusading for climate justice and businessman Vaughan’s evolution from deep-sea trawling to eliminating ocean plastic and building Australia’s first electric plane. If they can make the switch to protecting our planet, so can anyone.