Mary Gafaomalietoa Sapati Moeono-Kolio


 

350 Pacific Climate Warriors - Wellington Coordinator, Pacific Coordinating Ambassador for One Young World, and Commonwealth Youth Forum 2020 Taskforce Member

 

Mary Moeono-Kolio is a young Samoan professional based in Wellington New Zealand. She is currently the 350 Pacific Climate Warriors - Wellington Coordinator, Pacific Coordinating Ambassador for One Young World, and Commonwealth Youth Forum 2020 Taskforce Member.

Mary is also the 350 Pacific Climate Warriors - Wellington Coordinator. 350 Pacific Climate Warriors is a dynamic network of youth-led, grassroots climate activists from across the Pacific, advocating and working with and for communities on the frontlines of climate change.

As an advocate for educational equity and climate justice, Mary believes a restorative justice approach must underpin the Climate Conversation. She advocates that young people have the energy, passion, and the courage to be the innovative and compassionate thinkers that will change the world and solve climate change.

Mary holds a Master of Arts with Honours in Criminology from the University of Auckland, where her research explored Restorative justice as a culturally appropriate approach for dealing with violent offending in New Zealand.