Who We Are

The Tipping Point team is a tight knit, hard working group with a track record of delivering powerful community led campaigns, including helping to spearhead the Australian fossil fuel divestment movement, supporting the growth of the #StopAdani campaign, organising mass climate mobilisations, and pushing major banks to say no to fossil fuels.

We are a national project of Friends of the Earth Australia, work closely with an amazing network of national grassroots leaders, and are supported by an incredible group of advisors.

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Charlie Wood

Charlie has a decade of experience working as a campaigner, organiser, and policy advisor across the environmental movement. She is the former Campaigns Director for 350.org Australia, where she helped to launch and implement the Australian fossil fuel divestment campaign, push some of the world's biggest banks to say no to funding fossil fuel projects and grow the national #StopAdani network. Prior to this, she worked as a national grassroots campaigner with the Australian Youth Climate Coalition and in Parliament as an advisor on climate, energy and environment. 


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Moira Williams

For over a decade Moira has been a leader in the grassroots climate movement - from building a network of Climate Action Groups in NSW to working with landholders, traditional owners and coal affected communities in central Central QLD and the United States. She has been an active member of numerous grassroots climate collectives, and for the last 4 years has worked on the campaign to keep Galilee basin coal safely in the ground.


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Isaac Astill

Isaac has worked at 350.org Australia on the fossil fuel divestment campaign which led to over 150 institutions moving their money out of fossil fuels. As a #StopAdani Campaigner, Isaac has helped launch, grow, and support the grassroots network that has been the engine room of the campaign. This has included helping run the #StopAdani Roadshow attended by 4000 people, the successful campaign push on Westpac and CommBank with 130+ actions, and the design of the #StopAdani website that has 160 groups and 1000+ events registered and counting. For his contributions, Isaac has been awarded the Bob Brown Young Environmentalist of the Year.


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Josh Creaser

Calmly managing big and complex projects is his forte - including the first ever Adani week of action targeting Commonwealth Bank at 50 branches and the 2018 Beyond Coal and Gas Jamboree. Josh helped rebuild an active climate movement in Canberra through training and mentoring dozens of volunteers, building collaborations and leading the successful campaign to get the ACT Government to divest from fossil fuels. Josh also has experience working in solidarity with frontline communities.


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Nina Atkinson

Nina has eight years working in the climate movements of Australia & New Zealand. Previously she worked as the Co-Convener of Generation Zero, New Zealand's youth-run climate organisation, where she helped to launch and run the campaign for the Zero Carbon Act, a groundbreaking piece of climate change legislation about to be passed into law. She has campaigned for climate action and social justice at ActionStation Aoteroa, where she established a community campaigning platform now widely used across NZ. More recently she has worked on the StopAdani campaign initially as a campaigner at GetUp, working with grassroots groups across the country.


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Zoe Buckley-Lennox

Zoe has been involved with the grassroots climate movement for eight years, working locally with groups, leading mobilisations and actions on the frontlines and in cities. She has also worked with international climate organisations and participated in high profile actions internationally, including climbing and occupying Shell's Arctic oil drilling rig in 2015. She cut her organising teeth with Fossil Free Universities where she learnt about the power of community organising, while writing a thesis on the social psychology of direct action in the climate space.

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Joan Staples

Dr Joan Staples has had a career in policy and advocacy across a range of NGO sectors – environment, Indigenous affairs, international development, consumers, and social services.  Currently, as an Honorary Principal Research Fellow at RMIT, she publishes on the democratic role of NGOs here.


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Larissa Baldwin

Larissa is the Co Founder of Seed -- Australia's first indigenous youth climate network and now works for GetUp! in their human rights team. She brings deep connections and experience with Seed and the Australian Youth Climate Coalition; two organisations that have developed expertise in training and developing networks of young people to take action on strategic national campaigns.


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Sonya Tirtajaya

Having spent the last ten years leading major community building campaigns for local government and not-for-profits, Sonya co-founded call centre Community Shapers in 2014. Sonya’s strengths lie in project management, as well as community education, outreach and mobilisation around progressive issues. Sonya has worked for Manly Council, the Canberra Environment Centre, Greenpeace, AusAID, and GetUp!. She holds a Masters of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development from the Australian National University.


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Tony Mohr

Tony trained as a mechanical engineer and led the Climate Campaign Team at the Australian Conservation Foundation for many years. He has vast experience working with NGOs and at the grassroots level in the climate movement and currently leads the Alliance for Gambling reform comprising 60 organisations.

 

We are a lean team that makes every dollar count. Our overheads are small so that we can prioritise our funds to make the biggest impact possible.

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