Location: Gadigal land/Sydney
Lucy Manne has been a part of the climate justice movement for over 10 years. She is the former National Co-Director of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC) where she was named Prime Minister’s Young Environmentalist of the Year in 2013. She was the Head of Policy and Campaigns at women’s rights organisation ActionAid Australia from 2016-2019, campaigning in solidarity with women around the world on the frontline of Australia’s fossil fuel industry, and has also worked with The Wilderness Society and Climate Action Network Australia.
Lisa Viliamu Jameson
Role: Our Islands Our Home Campaigner
You’ll find Lisa curating pop-up art exhibitions in Brisbane, whilst dismantling the fossil fuel industry. Lisa Viliamu Jameson is a Sāmoan Australian community campaigner and creative producer. She is a community organiser for the Brisbane Pacific Climate Warriors and campaigner for 350 Australia. Lisa currently campaigns for the landmark Torres Strait Climate Justice case ‘Our Islands Our Home’. She is also the co-founder and creative director of ‘Conscious Mic,’ a collective of artists, cultural practitioners and creative producers based in Brisbane who identify as Indigenous, Pacific Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse.
Role: Campaign Director (Fossil Fuels)
Kelly Albion has been a climate activist since they were in high school, and joined 350.org in November 2019 with a fire in their belly to take on the fossil fuel lobby. Kelly manages the Fossil Free campaigns team and supports the Organising Team to inspire hundreds of new activists. Previously they were building a generation-wide movement to solve the climate crisis at the Australian Youth Climate Coalition in various roles including campaigns, communications, schools program coordination and supporting the work of Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network. Kelly enjoys dancing, hiking and taking on the bad guys.
Beatrice (Bea) is a Sri Lankan – Austrian settler on Yaggera and Turrbal country here in Meanjin, so called Brisbane. Beatrice has worked as a campaigner, organiser and facilitator in Meanjin’s anti-racist, feminist, environmental and climate spaces. Beatrice is a passionate and strong believer in disrupting and challenging current narratives, representation, histories, and language in order to shift the way we understand our relationships with the natural world. Bea believes this is important, so that we can begin to ask questions to do with what we allow to thrive socially – in order to look for different solutions, as well as encourage others to express their love, compassion and anger through direct action and resistance. When Bea is not being a full time agitator, you can also catch them gardening, knitting you a blanket, cooking for and with community, reading, and sampling Meanjin’s best Banh Mi.
Role: National Organiser
Lavanya is the National Organiser at 350 Aus and is passionate about building community for the long haul. She strongly believes that for people to feel empowered, resilient and joyful they must have the support and social connections that it takes to sustain activism and fight for justice. Lavanya got her first taste for activism as coordinator for the Nobel Peace Ride for the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons and being inspired by the anti-nuclear movement in Australia. She has experience in electoral and community organising in environmental and racial justice campaigns at GetUp, Colour Code and Environment Victoria. She loves camping and cooking with friends and family.
Shani brings over ten years experience working on campaigns to move Australia away from coal and gas and to turbocharge renewable energy. Most recently she’s worked with the Australian Marine Conservation Society to win protections for the Great Barrier Reef and has previously worked with Solar Citizens and Greenpeace. She loves nothing more than a people-powered win against coal and gas companies.
Alessandro has been a committed member of the progressive movement since skipping school to join the anti-war demonstrations in 2003. In recent years he has worked as a campaigner and organiser, building power with activists and workers standing up for their rights. Ale believes that the only way to create real democracy and people power is from the ground up. When not doing his level best to make trouble for the powers that be, Ale enjoys cooking, dank memes, snorkelling, hanging out with octopuses, and running Dungeons and Dragons for as many people as humanly possible.
Role: Our Islands Our Home Organiser and Cultural Consultant
Location: Masig, Torres Strait
Yessie Mosby is a Zenadth Kes Masig man, living in the Kulkalgal tribe area in the Central Torres Strait Islands. He is a Traditional Owner, a father, an artist and craftsman, a #TorresStrait8 claimant in the human rights complaint to the United Nations over climate change, and the Torres Strait organiser with 350.org Australia.
Daniel Billy is a Warraberalgal man (from Warraber Island), Kulkalgal Nation in the Central Torres Strait. He is a Traditional Owner and #TorresStrait8 claimant in the landmark Human Rights complaint to the United Nations over climate change. Daniel is a cultural advisor who enjoys organising his community, networking and participating in cultural events in the Torres Strait region. He loves spending alone time on the beach. Daniel has a deep love for his family, as well as his island home of Warraber – nothing will make him leave, not even climate change.
Role: Our Islands Our Home Organiser
Waniki Maluwapi is a Zenadth Kes and Papuan storyteller, community organiser and creative producer based in Meanjin. She is the 350 Australia community organiser and digital storyteller for the landmark Torres Strait Climate Justice case ‘Our Islands, Our Home.’ Waniki is passionate about amplifying the voices of those on the frontlines of the climate crisis through different art mediums. Her creativity stems from her malu Ancestors before her. Waniki is currently studying a Bachelor of Digital Media.
Role: Development Director
Location: Gadigal land/Sydney
Verity brings over a decade of experience in fundraising to the 350.org Australia team. She has worked for a range of not for profits including Amnesty International, Rape & Domestic Violence Services and the National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy (NASCA) as well as some of the UK’s biggest not-for-profits in her role at On Agency. She is the founder of the Australian Fundraisers Network and mentors fundraisers across the sector to develop their skills.
Role: Digital Director
Jo Boyle is a digital marketing expert with over ten years experience working with non-profit organisations. As well as raising millions of dollars for great causes, she’s helped to defend people and the planet, ensure vulnerable folks have access to the basics, and secure wins for trade justice, LGBTIQ+ rights and workers’ rights.
Role: Campaign Manager – Electrify Your Council
James is a queer unionist and grassroots activist. He believes that bold, collective action is needed to address the intersecting crises of poverty, inequality and climate change. He’s been politically active his whole adult life, founding a student-led campaign to stop the East West Link toll road when he was at uni. He’s since led local community campaigns to improve sustainable transport and the environment, as well as joining social and environmental justice campaigns like Marriage Equality and Stop Adani. He’s currently an independent city councillor for Merri-bek Council. His passions can be summarised under the acronym PPP – politics, plants and piano (and definitely not public private partnerships).
Sarah has led campaigns and communications in environmental, human rights, and political organisations for more than a decade, working with both grassroots groups and national organisations. She has a Master of Human Rights and is completing further postgraduate studies in Climate Policy. Sarah is an advocate for a fast and fair energy transition that works with Traditional Owners, workers, and impacted communities to protect climate and Country. In addition to her work as a climate campaigner, Sarah serves as Vice President of the Australian Conservation Foundation.
✊We are bold, creative and strategic
⚖️We work for justice
💙 We care for and trust one another
🤝We are stronger when we collaborate
💬 We are transparent and accountable
🌻 We are spirit-led