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Jeff Angel – Executive Director
Jeff is famous for both his uncompromising integrity and his ability to reconcile people and interest groups with no apparent common ground for the good of us all. He's also been a favoured commentator on TV radio and in print for decades. Softly spoken, diplomatic and scrupulous, he is a dogged and fearless campaigner. Jeff has forged alliances between countless factions in government, industry, business, and community, producing one constructive outcome for the environment after the other, since becoming involved in the campaign to protect the rainforests over 40 years ago when he was at university studying Economics.
Jeff’s achievements range from pushing policy and legislation to protect clean air, restore urban rivers, conserve our coasts, wetlands and wilderness, combat climate change, reform business and government to embrace environmental sustainability, prevent broad-scale land clearing, save our common green spaces, and more.
He is also Director of the Boomerang Alliance of 56 groups, which has won the container deposits campaign and is tackling marine plastic pollution. Jeff published 'Green is Good' (ABC Books) in 2008 and is a regular and highly respected media commentator. Jeff has been awarded an Order of Australia and Centenary Medal.
Areas of expertise: All issues including Boomerang Alliance waste and recycling campaigns
Mark Byrne - Energy Market Advocate
Mark is a former urban planner who also has a Masters in International Law and a PhD in the humanities. He is the author of two books, six booklets, a dozen papers and countless newspaper articles. He is also a former lecturer and has facilitated about a hundred public events including energy conferences. He comes to the TEC after several years as an environmental educator with the NSW Environmental Defenders Office.
Areas of expertise: Green energy
Lisa Wriley - Waste Campaigner
Lisa has a rare gift for working with communities, and extensive experience as an educator in schools. She is particularly sympathetic towards younger students but having raised two boys of her own, Lisa can wrangle any age group.
She loves animating the campaign world with characters and creative sculptures, running stalls, and using play and games to get the facts across. Lisa can strike up a conversation with anyone from any walk of life. Her passion for the environment and deep knowledge of waste and recycling issues after decades of campaigning, coupled with a warm and affable manner make her one of the most effective communicators on our team.
With her background in Education for Sustainability, Lisa also helps schools to set up Worm Tubs for their organic waste, and teaches composting skills at Kariong Eco Garden, and Central Coast schools.
Areas of expertise: Sustainability, waste management and recycling, fun ways to communicate facts