We are very pleased to announce Steve Campbell, Director, EVPX and Campaign Director, Antarctic Ocean Alliance will be speaking at our next Sydney Sustainability Drinks event on Wednesday 14th May 2014. 

 

Steve is the Director of social change collaborative EVPX, who deliver campaigns and campaign support to organisations, philanthropists and individuals. He is also the Campaign Director for the Antarctic Ocean Alliance – a group campaigning to establish large scale marine reserves in the Southern Ocean – with 30 organisations worldwide including WWF, the Pew Charitable Trusts, Greenpeace and IFAW. Steve has over 20 years’ experience in environmental and social change campaigning, and specialises in campaign strategy development and delivery, organisational development, communications (digital and traditional), and project implementation.

 

Steve holds an honours degree in law from Macquarie University, Sydney

 

He has run campaigns, lobbied governments and corporations and worked with the media in Australia, China, Japan, Russia, Korea, Europe, Indonesia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Fiji.

 

He was Head of Campaigns at Greenpeace Australia Pacific from 2007-2011. In this role he led campaigns to defend the planet’s climate, oceans, forests, and bio-diversity. Under his leadership Greenpeace achieved the closure of four high-seas areas (4.3 million Km2) to purse seine fishing in the Pacific; the Australian Kyoto ratification; a 20% Mandatory Renewable Energy Target for 2020; and the establishment of the current Greenpeace coal campaign. In 2007 and 2009 he was a member of the Greenpeace International negotiating team at the UNFCCC climate negotiations in Bali and Copenhagen.

 

From 2005-2006, Steve led the Paradise Forests campaign at Greenpeace International – global work to preserve the Asia Pacific region’s last remaining old growth forests in Papua New Guinea and West Papua – and the establishment of  the first Greenpeace office in Indonesia.  Steve was also instrumental in building the forest campaign for Greenpeace in China during 2005 and resided in Beijing during that year. Through this work, 59 B&Q hardware stores across China and Taiwan were pressured to go “ancient forest friendly” and hundreds of companies and stores across Europe and China dropped the merbau species from their range.

 

Steve joined Greenpeace in 2000 and coordinated their nuclear campaign for two years, including a campaign to end plutonium transports through the Pacific.

 

Before joining Greenpeace, Steve ran his own research, campaign, and training consultancy, mainly working on youth justice and policing issues with the youth sector and Community Legal Centres movement in Australia. He also did legal support work for activists involved in the Jabiluka uranium mining campaign and other Community Legal Education projects.  

 

Make sure you are there to join in the fun.

An open invitation is extended to all who are “passionate about sustainability” to come and mingle with like minded people and listen to a speaker share their sustainability story.

Scheduled from 6 pm – 8 pm, most of the evening is networking. There is a short presentation and guest speaker at ~7 pm.

When you register to attend, please share with your social networks and encourage other interested friends and colleagues to register and join us for a great evening.  Our volunteers can have professional name tags ready for collection at the door. For courtesy, please contact us if you register and then cannot attend.

 

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