Dr Amanda Lloyd
Executive Director (Outdoors NSW)
Dr Amanda Lloyd is a passionate primary school teacher with extensive experience teaching and a lifetime of adventuring outdoors. She has around 20 years' experience as a classroom teacher, in leadership roles and coordinating education networks. Amanda believes strongly in educating the whole child across the academic, social, and wellbeing domains.
Why Amanda is a Planet Ark Ambassador
"I'm very honoured to be an ambassador for Planet Ark and National Tree Day. I believe that participating in tree planting is one way we can foster a love and care of the outdoors for future generations."Outdoor Connections@outdoorconnectionsaustralia
Anita Vandyke is a qualified rocket scientist (graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering – Aeronautical Space), the author of A Zero Waste Life and runs a successful Instagram account about zero waste living.
Why Anita is a Planet Ark Ambassador
"Planet Ark has been a huge part of my life from a young age! From planting a tree during my school days to using their products and learning about recycling as an adult - they have been an integral part of my life. I couldn't be more honoured to be part of an organisation that helps me live a zero waste life!"AnitaVandyke.com@rocket_science
Landscape Architect/TV Host (Gardening Australia)
Costa Georgiadis is a landscape architect who has an all-consuming passion for plants and people - he knows how to bring out the best in both of them, and takes great pleasure in bringing them together.
Costa believes in embracing and celebrating mother nature's cycles and seasons and nurturing her balance, beauty and bounty organically. His holistic approach is all about gardening the soil and the soul.abc.net.au/gardening@CostasWorld
Family Entertainer/Educator (dirtgirlworld)
Growing up off grid, amongst the beans and pumpkin vines, dirtgirl never imagined where her self-sufficient lifestyle would take her. Her life mantra is simple …little things make a big difference.
She believes we protect what we love, we love what we know and being outside forms a relationship to cherish for a lifetime. Now the star of dirtgirlworld and Get Grubby TV on the ABC, she is the hero for kids across the globe, who are growing up in a world where being outside and getting grubby is second nature.
Why dirtgirl is a Planet Ark Ambassador
"I'm proud to be part of the Planet Ark National Tree Day Family, having over the years planted hundreds of trees with kids, inspired nature play and joy, shared my love of trees and tree hugging."dirtgirlworld.com@dirtgirlworldofficial
TV Presenter (Toasted TV)
Elly Awesome is a bubbly public figure known for her comical YouTube channel, being a presenter on Channel ELEVEN’s hit kids show Toasted TV and her book How To Feel Awesome Every Day.
Why Elly is a Planet Ark Ambassador
"It’s awesome to have the chance to help encourage others to care for our environment, connect with nature and be a part of creating a positive change in the community."Elly Awesome on YouTube@ellyawesome
Interior Designer/TV Presenter (Sky News Real Estate)
James is a Sydney based interior designer, TV presenter and writer, who loves to share his passion for houses, colour, good design and recycling. With over 20 years' experience within varying roles in the building industry, his vast experience and expertise includes such positions as qualified real estate agent, kitchen and bathroom designer and qualified interior designer.
Why James is a Planet Ark Ambassador
"I came on board with the team at Planet Ark in March 2015 because I believe so strongly in their cause, promoting an environmentally sustainable future.
The really great thing is Australians do think about the future of our planet, and want to be doing the right thing, and Planet Ark is the perfect place to promote and share environmental information as well as encourage us all, to help create a better tomorrow."James Treble: Interior Design@designerjamestreble
Jo Taranto & Corina Seeto
Jo and Corina are neighbours and accidental campaigners inspired by ABC’s War on Waste. In a short time, they have helped transform communities through their social enterprise, Good For The Hood. Their War on Waste Action Toolkit is the go to resource for any average Jo (or Corina) who wants to do good in their own ‘hood. When the ladies aren’t knee deep in bins (or running some pretty fab workshops), they have young boys to chase around. If they aren’t bribing their kids to clean up the streets, with straw free milkshakes, they also like to drink unhealthy amounts of coffee (in reusable cups of course).
Why Jo & Corina are Planet Ark Ambassadors
"We are all about connecting communities through the opportunities resource recovery create. We focus on simple, fun and local actions individuals (and organisations) can take, to make a difference. That’s why we love Planet Ark, they make doing positive things easier, for all of us."GoodForTheHood.com.au@goodforthehood@goodforthehood
Laura Wells is an environmentalist, presenter and one of Australia’s top plus size models. Holding degrees in both Biology and Law, qualifications in Environmental management systems and currently studying a Diploma of Paramedical Science, Laura’s passion for the environment, love for the ocean and interest in climate change has lead her to become a positive role model, advocate and ambassador for change.
Why Laura is a Planet Ark Ambassador
"As a model and an environmentalist I try to work with brands doing the right thing. My goal is to educate people on challenges like ocean pollution and climate change. Planet Ark shares my passion for positive environmental action, they give Aussies the info and the encouragement they need to live life more sustainably."LauraWells.com@iamlaurawells
World Champion Surfer/Public Speaker/Author
Layne Beachley AO is widely regarded as the most
successful female surfer in history. The only surfer,
male or female, to claim six consecutive world titles
(1998-2003). Layne then went on to win a 7th world
title in 2006 before retiring from the ASP World Tour
On Australia Day 2015, Layne was awarded with an
Officer of the Order of Australia for her distinguished
service to the community through support for a wide
range of charitable organisations, as a mentor for
women in sport and as a world champion surfer.
Why Layne is a Planet Ark Ambassador
"Nature is my playground and I wish to preserve it and protect it for the benefit of future generations. As a proud Planet Ark Ambassador, I am passionate about sharing messages on the positive environmental actions we can all take to reducing waste and recycling. Small changes to individual behaviour add up to big benefits for the environment so never underestimate the difference you can make. The choice is yours!"LayneBeachley.com@laynebeachleyofficial
Magdalena Roze is one of Australia’s most versatile talents, combining her expertise in weather and journalism with her passion for food, sustainability and lifestyle.
An award-winning television presenter and meteorologist, Magdalena has almost ten years of experience presenting live television including co-hosting Network Ten’s The Project, covering two Olympic Games, co-hosting the Australian Grand Prix coverage, reading news and weather on both breakfast and prime-time bulletins.
Why Magdalena is a Planet Ark Ambassador
"I have been a Planet Ark ambassador for a few years now and I love feeling like I am contributing to furthering the environmental cause in Australia.
It's so refreshing to work with Planet Ark because they don't shy away from the problems we are experiencing but remain positive in what to do about it. Planet Ark is solutions-focused."@OfficialMagdalenaRoze@magdalena_roze
Ranger Stacey Thomson
Park Ranger/Television Presenter (Totally Wild)
Stacey is the original Totally Wild presenter and has been with the program since it started in 1992. Her career began as a National Parks and Wildlife Ranger, after graduating from Queensland Agricultural College. She lived and worked in Main Range, St Helena and the world-renowned Lamington National Parks.
Professional Organiser/Keynote Speaker/Author
Tanya Lewis has a simple philosophy borrowed from Gandhi “Live simply so others can simply live”. Author of STUFF OFF! and founder of The 10R’s© eco organising system, Tanya challenges society to rethink the environmental impact clutter has on the planet, she educates communities how to ethically declutter and simplify life without costing the earth.
Why Tanya is a Planet Ark Ambassador
"It’s my goal to turn clutter into opportunities, Planet Ark’s Recycling Near You has always been my “go to” to find opportunities to responsibly recycle clutter. Planet Ark and I stand on common ground, to show that through a few simple changes to our lifestyle we can make a world of difference.”EcoOrganiser.com@ecoorganiser@ecoorganiser
Dr. Tony Matthews
Urban and Environmental Planner
Dr Tony Matthews is an award-winning Urban and Environmental Planner, with portfolios in academia, consultancy and the media. Tony’s passion is transforming cities to improve their environmental performance and the wellbeing of their residents. He believes increasing urban greenery is one of the best ways to achieve this. Tony regularly works with governments, communities, companies and individuals to help them plan and achieve their environmental goals.
Why Tony is a Planet Ark Ambassador
"I believe environmental challenges are best addressed collaboratively and positively, taking in the views of all stakeholders. Positive environmental change and leadership comes in many forms. I’m delighted to be a Planet Ark Ambassador because of their positive and action-based philosophy, their strong reputation for doing great environmental work and their success in engaging with people, businesses and governments."Dr. Tony MatthewsDr. Tony Matthews@drtonymatthewsDr. Tony MatthewsTony Matthews