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The Green Institute is currently in planning, with new director, Tim Hollo, working with the board, members and others to develop strategic priorities. This is an exciting time - there will be change and renewal in some aspects but continuity in others. Green Agenda remains a priority and has been relaunched, building on its first year's experience. Webinars are also returning, and there will be plenty more opportunities for engagement. We look forward to working with you to green Australian politics!


About the Green Institute

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 people and organisations across Australia and globally.

The Green Institute is 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).

Executive director

Tim Hollo, Canberra. Tim is a highly respected environmentalist and musician, having worked for organisations including the Greens, Greenpeace, 350.org and others, as well as performing in venues from Woodford Folk Festival to New York's Carnegie Hall. Tim is the founder and Executive Director of Green Music Australia, served as Communications Director for Christine Milne, sits on the board of Greenpeace Australia Pacific, and has been published in the Guardian, ABC Online, Crikey and elsewhere.

Green Institute Board

Chris Twomey, Perth (Chair). 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.

Jennifer Alden, Bendigo. Greens member since 1995. Health Broker with three decades experience working in the health sector and with a doctorate of public health focusing on the politics of the food system. Her business Growing Change supports local community food initiatives and works with organisations and community to create opportunities to strengthen local health, environmental and social outcomes.

Leigh Cox, Canberra. Project manager and research analyst working on whole-of-government reforms to social cohesion policies for the Australian Government. He has previously held roles with the Refugee Council of Australia and the United Nations Office in Mexico, currently volunteers at the Migrant and Refugee Settlement Services office in Canberra and was formerly ACT Greens Secretary. He is writing his Honours thesis on the voting behaviour of recently arrived Islamic migrants and whether their views greatly deviate from the views of other Australian voters.

Anthony Foti, NSW Southern Tablelands. Small business owner and adult educator. 20 years' experience working in and with small to medium private and not for profit organisations through various administrative, management and governance roles. He also has 10 years' experience in adult and community education, including developing and delivering programs in business, management, sustainability, and training and assessment.

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.

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.

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.

Founding director (retired)

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 and was formerly adviser to Senator Bob Brown. She is also Convener of the Global Greens, the network of the world's Green parties and political movements.

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