Photograph | Rita Willaert
The Green Institute’s mission is to support green politics through education, action, research and debate. Green politics means broad community-wide change grounded in the principles of ecology, social justice, democracy, non-violence, sustainability and respect for diversity (see the Global Greens Charter). We work with a wide range of individuals and organisations through capacity-building programs such as Green Schools and webinars, projects such as the Butterfly Project, research especially on carbon accounting, and forums such as the Rio+20 Forum in Dakar Senegal in March 2012. Our focus is mainly Australia but extends globally.
We are an Australian non-profit organisation, established formally in October 2008. We are supported by a grant-in-aid from the Commonwealth government, earned income from events and activities, and by donations and volunteer help. Donations to support our work are welcome (and tax deductible for Australian citizens).
Green Insitute Board
Roland Browne, Hobart. Barrister and solicitor, Principal of Fitzgerald and Browne. Twenty years’ experience as a lawyer, including with the Legal Aid Commission and the law firm he set up in partnership. He is co-founder and President of the Environmental Defenders Office (Tas) Inc.
Bob Hale, Melbourne. Senior Project Manager with IBM. He has over 20 years experience managing major international Information Technology projects. He is also the convener of his local Greens branch.
Elissa Jenkins, Brisbane. Elissa is Communications Manager for BioSolar, the largest provider of residential solar to Queenslanders. Her role includes marketing, public relations, social media and internal communications. Previously she was Communications and Fundraising Manager for Lifeline Community Care, Queensland. She has prior experience as a journalist, writer and editor and received a Griffith Award for Academic Excellence in 2009 for her MA studies which focused on ecological-social enterprise and prosperity without growth.
Sue Lewis, Melbourne. Researcher and Sustainability Catalyst at the National Centre for Sustainability, Swinburne University. She has extensive experience in environmental science, environmental education, cross cultural and global studies, research project and team management, and organisational change.
Nikki Mortier, Adelaide. CPA Accountant (retired) with 30 years public and private sector experience including with the Australian Tax Office, as Executive Director of Investigations with the (then) Australian Securities Commission, and running her own accountancy practice. She has served as Board member and Treasurer of many organizations.
Chris Tucker, Melbourne. He is one of the founding design partners of Chorus Studio, formed in 2006. Over the last 15 years he has headed three studios and worked as both designer and strategist with a variety of public and private sector clients.
Chris Twomey, Perth. Director of Policy for the Western Australian Council of Social Service. Chris represents a community and consumer voice on a number of advisory panels in WA. He was previously Senior Adviser to Senator Rachel Siewert on social justice, Indigenous issues, community services, natural resource management and marine policy. He has also worked in natural resource management, science communications, Aboriginal education and educational multi-media production.
Margaret Blakers, Canberra. Experienced organiser, researcher and environmental activist. She organised the first Atlas of Australian Birds, co-founded the Victorian Greens, organised the first Global Greens conference, is an Asia Pacific representative on the Global Greens Coordination and was formerly adviser to Senator Bob Brown.
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Post: GPO Box 557, Canberra, ACT 2601
Street: 45 Barada Cres, Aranda, 2614
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