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.
Role: Organiser and Training lead
Location: West Melbourne
An Australian born Sāmoan woman who’s journey with 350.org began in 2014 for the Pacific Climate Warriors Canoe Blockade in Australia. Now currently working as an Organiser for 350 Australia. She is also a Council of Elders representative for the Pacific-Diaspora region with the Pacific Climate Warriors. Jacynta hopes to inspire young leaders to discover their craft and use it to fulfil our shared responsibility to our People, Land and Ocean.
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. 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.
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.
Role: Digital Director
Jody Lightfoot has a decade of experience campaigning for a just and sustainable world. Jody co-designed and delivered a multi-sector campaign called End COVID For All, which provided political cover for the Australian Government to boost support for our global neighbours to tackle COVID-19. As Campaign Director for Campaign for Australian Aid, Jody led an advocacy effort with 30 organisations which secured a 2019 election commitment from the Australian Labor Party to increase Australia’s international development. Jody has held campaigning roles with organisations including World Vision Australia, Oxfam Australia, Oaktree and has helped to initiate and grow faith-based justice movements such as Common Grace and Love Makes A Way. Jody loves to find any excuse to escape to the mountains. He enjoys hiking with his wife and friends and swimming in the ocean.
Role: Senior Campaigner
Location: Blue Mountains
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.
Role: NSW Organiser
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: Supporter and Admin Services
A Hongkie who fell in love with Australia and its diversity. Kiko provides admin support and is the keeper of 350 Australia’s mailbox. The amazing team has opened her eyes to people-power and she is happy to tell you more about what they’re up to! Kiko’s favourite pastime is reading biographies and thinking about how culture plays a role in sustainable development.
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.
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
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: Perth Organiser
Rhiannon is an organiser with the 350 Boorloo Perth team, working on the campaign to stop Woodside and BHP’s Scarborough gas project. After learning about the risks environmental activists take in Latin America while travelling in Chile in 2019, she was driven to action by a sense of responsibility and a potent realisation about the urgency of addressing the climate crisis. Since then, Rhiannon has taken time off from teaching high school Humanities to take on the fossil fuel lobby. In her downtime, Rhiannon loves to dance, hike, photograph wildlife and explore what’s left of the natural world that we are trying to save.