What We Do
350.org Australia aims to rapidly end fossil fuels by building a global climate movement.
The number 350 means climate safety: to preserve a liveable planet, scientists tell us we must reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from its current level of 400 parts per million to below 350 ppm.
We believe that a global grassroots movement can hold our leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principles of justice. The movement is rising from the ground up all over the world and is uniting to create the solutions that will create a better future for all. 350.org Australia is a not-for-profit project helping build this movement from our corner of the globe.
To achieve our mission we:
• Work with allies to build a powerful and diverse movement
• Shift money and politics away from dirty energy, leading to the
stigmatisation of fossil fuel projects and companies
• Support people to take part in peaceful resistance to tackle fossil fuel
projects and highlight climate impacts head-on
• Amplify and, where possible, directly support fossil fuel and climate
How we work
If you attend a 350 action for the first time, you might be surprised that there are probably no 350.org staff running the show.
350 is a movement more than an organisation. We use distributed, grassroots organising to run adaptive, locally-driven campaigns. 350.org Australia’s small team of paid staff supports thousands of grassroots activists running their own independent, loosely affiliated campaigns across the country.
We think that the climate crisis is about power — but not just the kind of power that runs our cars and keeps the lights on. We believe that the only way we’ll see meaningful action on climate change is if we can counter the power of the fossil fuel industry with the power of people taking collective action.
We use online tools to leverage that power, to help those people see themselves as one movement, and to facilitate strategic offline action.
350’s Global History
350.org was founded in 2008 by a group of university friends in the U.S along with author, environmentalist and activist, Bill McKibben.
Since that time, 350 has grown from its humble beginnings into one of the world’s largest creative activism groups.
Today, 350.org works in almost every country in the world on campaigns like fighting coal power plants in India, stopping the Keystone XL pipeline in the U.S, and divesting public institutions everywhere from fossil fuels.
All of our work leverages people power to dismantle the influence and infrastructure of the fossil fuel industry, and to develop people-centric solutions to the climate crisis.
Josh is 350.org Australia’s Frontline Projects Coordinator and works on campaigns to stop some of our largest fossil fuel projects from damaging our climate and communities. Based in Canberra.
Cam is 350.org Australia’s Media and Communication coordinator. He grew up in a small town in rural Victoria and now lives in Melbourne.
Building on his background in all things digital, including video and photography, Cooper is 350.org Australia’s Digital Coordinator. Based in Canberra.
Originally from Sydney, Moira started her career as an ecologist and policy advisor. She is now based in Brisbane working with frontline communities to help them keep fossil fuels in the ground.
Now based in Sydney, Andrew comes out of many years working with multinational communications agencies in the Asia Pacific region in the digital marketing space. He is now 350.org Australia’s Fundraising Manager.
Raised in rural South Australia, Isaac now resides in Sydney. Isaac is 350.org Australia’s Finance Campaigner.
Based in Sydney, Ray is 350.org Australia’s National Campus Divestment Coordinator. He cut his campaigning teeth working to get the ANU to divest from fossil fuels, and has also worked on the climate team at GetUp.
John Collee is a novelist and screenwriter with a background in medicine and journalism. While working overseas as a doctor he wrote a popular science column for the Observer newspaper. His screenwriting credits include “Master and Commander”, “Creation”, “Walking with Dinosaurs” and “Happy Feet”. He is a co-founder of 350 Australia.
Raised in Adelaide, Andrew is now a resident of Sydney where he runs his own communications consultancy specialising in climate change. He tweets at @andrewbradleyh
Steve Campbell has worked for over 20 years in environmental and social change campaigning, campaigning with Greenpeace, the Community Legal Centres network, 350.org, the Antarctic Ocean Alliance and in his own consultancy both in Australia and overseas.
Richard Green has 25 years’ experience in the Australian not-for-profit sector. Before establishing NGO Recruitment in 2004, Richard had a 15 year career as fundraising director for the Australian offices of Greenpeace and UNICEF, and domestic charities fighting HIV/AIDS and youth suicide. In the 1990’s when climate change was still a fringe issue , Richard participated in campaigns raising awareness of the issue for the first time.
Amber Sprunt has worked for over 15 years in marketing, both professionally and in academic roles. She has dedicated the last 10 years to fundraising and marketing for environment protection and progressive social change within Australia with organisations including The Wilderness Society, Environment Victoria, 350.org, the Australian Marine Conservation Society and as a marketing consultant.