Community Organising Manager, Environment Victoria
Jane manages the Community Organising program at Environment Victoria, state based environment charity that works on energy transitions to tackle global warming and campaigns to protect nature. They have a community of 350 volunteers and 70,000 supporters across the state, and work together to build community power in areas that matter politically and to use that power to get good policy outcomes for climate and our environment. They are using the community power they’ve built to pressure the Victorian state government to increase the ambition of their climate plan. They want to make sure that Hazelwood closes soon and in a way that support the working community in the Latrobe Valley, and want to make sure there is a plan that includes strong pollution cuts and planned closure of all 4 of our big power stations.
Manager of Community Organising & Outreach, WWF Australia
In 2015 Reece was chair of the Sydney Organising Committee for the People’s Climate March – the largest and most diverse of its kind ever held in Sydney. Reece first began campaigning on climate change during the years he spent working in community development in the Kingdom of Tonga. Since joining WWF in 2012, he has focused on new strategies to engage, support and organise non-traditional allies on climate change, including the Faith community, Health sector, Pacific Islander community, Farming community and Firefighting community. He is passionate about exploring the ways behavioural economics, digital mobilising and relational organising can work together to broaden and strengthen participation in democracy.
Head of Communications, Greenpeace NZ
Nick Young is the head of communications for Greenpeace NZ, where he's worked for 15 years leading digital and online mobilisation. He joined Greenpeace after pioneering online activism in New Zealand with the Native Forest Action campaign, which worked to stop the logging of old-growth forests on New Zealand’s West Coast. As well as being a dedicated practitioner of digital campaign judo, he’s hung off ship’s anchor chains, blockaded buildings, crossed oceans on Greenpeace ships, and travelled to the Arctic and Subantarctic, all the while using digital media to communicate, inspire and mobilise.
Campaigns Coordinator, Friends of the Earth Foundation Australia
Cam is the campaigns co-ordinator with Friends of the Earth (FoE) Australia, a global network of grassroots groups active in more than 70 countries. After spending a decade working on national and international issues, he has spent the last five years focused on local campaigns against unconventional gas drilling in Victoria. FoE has recently helped secure the first permanent ban on unconventional gas drilling in Australia
Convenor, CANA Community Organising Hub
Stephanie began her life as an activist with Greenpeace in the 90's, and has since been an organiser/educator with the Trade Union movement. During this time she has worked for the NSW state public service union (PSA). and the council of trade unions (ACTU). Stephanie has also worked for the Sydney Alliance as a Community Organiser. Her most recent role was Organising Manager at the PSA, where she worked with her peers to transition the union to an organising focus. Stephanie has strong skills in facilitation, training, relationship building and mentoring and she is excited to be working with the climate movement to build and exercise power to create the change we want.
Digital Campaign Manager, 350.org
James is a writer, organiser and digital campaigner. He spends most of my time helping build a global climate movement at 350.org.350.org's online campaigns, grassroots organising, and mass public actions bring together a global network active in over 188 countries. As Digital Campaign Manager, James works with a global team of digital organisers and local leaders to build, support and amplify the climate movement from the grassroots up. Prior to his time at 350, James was the Digital Campaign Coordinator for Oxfam Australia.