meet the board

 

Since establishing in early 2013, ClimActs has benefited from enormously generous contributions of time and talent from so many people in and out of costumes.  Prompted by legal challenges to our rights to protest, ClimActs became an incorporated association in 2020.
Pauline Galvin

Pauline Galvin

Pauline Galvin is a Melbourne based ‘engaged citizen’ who has been actively involved in community groups around transport, sustainability and the environment for many years.  With degrees in Science and Public Health, she has a deep understanding of the the mounting evidence on Climate Change and the need to act on this evidence to safeguard the health of people and the Planet.  Pauline is impressed with ClimActs’ deeply symbolic actions which engage the emotions and the psyche in a way that bald scientific fact doesn’t. She has been involved with ClimActs since being invited to wear the wings in 2015.

Tiffany Harrison

Tiffany Harrison

Tiffany is an environmental and climate change campaigner, currently working in local government on climate emergency policy and projects. She is passionate about environmental protection and the intersection with social justice.  Tiffany has a Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Conservation Biology, and has over 15 years diverse experience, both internationally and locally, in research, policy, strategic planning, project management, natural area management, and community organising.  She has focused her work on climate change since 2011, after living and working in the Pacific and seeing first hand climate impacts and community displacement. Tiffany has been joining ClimActs adventures since 2013. 

Deborah Hart

Deborah Hart

Deborah Hart is an arts and culture focussed environment and social justice activist and writer based in Narrm (Melbourne, Australia). She is the author of Guarding Eden: Champions of Climate Action (Allen & Unwin, 2015), Chair of CLIMARTE (est. 2010), co-founder and director of  Climacts, and founder and director of LIVE (est. 2006), one of Australia’s first local climate groups. Before becoming a full-time activist, Deborah spent 16 years working in development roles with leading Australian arts and culture organisations as funding pressures were forcing them to form alliances with extractive and exploitative industries. 

Jo Lane

Jo Lane

Jo Lane is a Melbourne-based artist who uses images as language in various media; drawing, animation, sculpture, film, and photography, to probe ideas of identity, dislocation, and social responsibility. She commenced her creative career in both television and interactive media and was instrumental in numerous environmental and social not for profit projects, giving her time and expertise to realise communications. She is a Williamson Leadership Fellow and has sat on the board of the Australian Film, Television and Radio School. After years of training both here and in the UK completing a Masters of Fine Art, Drawing, Jo now conducts a full time art practice. This commenced with her love of nature in botanical work many years ago and has culminated in contemporary drawing and sculpting.  jolane.com

Bronwyn Plarre

Bronwyn Plarre

Bronwyn Plarre spent the first part of her career in a small family business, after which she studied horticulture and worked designing and maintaining gardens. Having learned about Global Warming at Burnley Horticultural College in the late 1980s she has spent many years gathering information on and acting for the climate crisis. Her deep concern has led her to volunteer with local climate groups and direct action groups who lobby and protest against corporations and Governments that facilitate the growth of life-threatening GHG emissions. She was immediately attracted to ClimActs for their just and peaceful and often satirical actions, not long after their formation in 2013, and has played parts with the group ever since.