Sue lives in an urban eco-village located on the land of the Kaurna people in Adelaide city. After accidents put an end to her career objectives she has become very involved as a volunteer community activist, social justice entrepreneur, writer, editor, researcher, broadcaster, interviewer, environmentalist and local and international human rights public speaker most recently in Costa Rica and Bangladesh.She worked in the disability sector locally as a manager and director and also as a volunteer administrator in a Cambodian Orphanage where her goal was to train the Khmer staff, most of whom were people dispossessed and traumatised by the Khmer Rouge. She was for 6 years the Convenor of Urban Ecology Australia and was the founder of a new group, Just Sustainability Australia which focuses on equity for environmental refugees. She has recently taken on the role of facilitator for the Living Smart program and is on the advisory board of the Sustainability Centre operated through the Natural Resources Management Board. In 2009 she was deeply honoured to receive the Bremen Peace Award, a very prestigious International peace prize, administered by the European Threshold Foundation. She is still the only Australian to have ever received this award.