Eco-shout is a catalyst to action for environmental and social justice and a sustainable future - and anyone who wants to get more involved in their environment and community.
Whether you want to find out what's happening around Australia, join in an event or campaign, find like-minded people to live with, volunteer or work in a social change organisation or launch your own campaign, Eco-shout will give you the info and connections you need to get involved. Find out how you can join in.
For those already active in the environment and social justice movement - Eco-shout belongs to you, it is your tool. Use it to promote your events and campaigns, get people involved and get your message out. Find out how to promote your campaign.
Eco-shout belongs to the grassroots community and can become as powerful as we want to make it. Imagine if everyone who cared about people and the planet, if every environment and social justice group, told their friends and members about Eco-shout. We'd become our own peak organisation with a booming voice for people and the planet. Want to be part of growing a movement? Come on then.
Sarah Day founded Eco-shout in 2004 because she didn't want to work for evil and no one could tell her what to do with herself. After ten years working in community development, including a three year stint managing Australia's only community owned self-managed building, she now spends her time writing and webbing for environment and social justice groups, communing with wildlife, frolicking in nature and campaigning - with particular but not exclusive love - for the protection of Australia's wildlife and old growth forests.
Kath Angus has been working in youth and environmental organisations since before she even finished her philosophy degree - starting with Live and Learn (an organisation that supports environmental and community projects in the Asia Pacific) and Beyond Zero Emissions (who everybody knows). Now she does the same thing, but a lot more philosophically. In her spare time Kath contributes to community campaigns on climate change, stands between trees and bulldozers in the Central Highlands and tries to surf (not in the Central Highlands, in the sea). Kath aspires to be a professional contrarian and an unprofessional surfer.
Kristin Godby is a qualified social worker with thirteen years experience in community organisations leading and supporting volunteers. Kristin is a fierce advocate for women's rights and all the creatures of the forest. She's also on the board of a housing co-op that ensures people who aren't mega rich get stable and quite gorgeous housing. Her veggie garden is amazing.
After almost single handedly raising three children including twin boys Tania Lee turned her back on a successful worky career to become a full time artist. When she's not painting - which is hardly ever - Tania goes on bad dates, plants some trees and cooks us banana wontons.
In 2011, Eco-shout incorporated and, as well as all of the above, these excellent people were there to make it happen: Ani Loriente (committee member), Patricia Lauria (committee member), Amber Moore, Nikki-Fay Baxter, James Grant, Nathalie Michel, Katie Stoll, French Will, Heidi Peart, Annie Sloman, Claire McCall and Nate.
The Eco-shout website was designed and made by us, is hosted by Media Insights (thanks Luke Hodge) and runs on Drupal open source software. We use MailChimp open source software to send emails and run our computers on Powershop 100% GreenPower accredited renewable energy.
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