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Green Music Australia is here to make it easy, providing tools, case studies, encouragement and hands-on support, partnering with others across the sector to make change happen.

About

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Our role is to organise, facilitate and inspire musicians and the broader industry to make changes to improve our environmental performance, from energy use to packaging and waste to transport. Through leading by example and bringing our audiences along with us, we can create deep, cultural change.

A central focus of our activities is to stand in solidarity with First Nations people, who have been protecting this land for tens of thousands of years and have the knowledge and culture to guide us back home. Our campaigns for environmental change cannot be successful without honouring and normalising First Nations leadership, and centralising and amplifying their voices.


WHAT IF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY WENT GREEN?

What if every festival and venue in Australia banned single-use plastics and supported the reusable revolution, producing little to no landfill waste?

What if every artist could tour carbon neutrally and offset their impact on the planet?

What if artists fostered the creation of a new normal, which placed First Peoples First and sought to centre Climate Justice?

What if the industry’s stages, events, studios and transportation had a positive impact on the planet?

What if musicians became the cultural voice for inclusive environmental change, using their sphere of influence to lead audiences and governments into a greener world?

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GREEN MUSIC AUSTRALIA IS HERE TO MAKE THAT VISION A REALITY.

Our members and supporters come from a broad cross-section of society: musicians; artist managers, agents and promoters; environmental consultants; venue and festival managers; and those who love both music and the environment.

Read our 2020 annual report here, or see all past annual reports.

Our Board

We are lucky to have board members who are deeply committed to Green Music Australia. We also have a small and growing group of people working to deliver our projects.

Tracee Hutchison

Tracee Hutchison

Board Member & Chair

Tracee is an award-winning broadcaster, journalist, Executive Producer, Arts/Media Executive and author with over 30 years of experience at the highest level in Australian and international radio, TV, online, and print. Her high-profile roles include ABC TV’s 7.30 Report, TripleJ & 3RRR radio broadcaster, Saturday Age op/ed columnist, and writer/producer/director of multiple ABC and SBS programs. Ms Hutchison has released three books, including the Australian Music Anthology 'Your Name's on the Door', and is passionate about making environmental justice and social equity a reality.

Tim Hollo

Tim Hollo

Board Member & Founder

Tim Hollo is a musician and environmentalist who co-founded Green Music Australia in 2013. He is Executive Director of The Green Institute and a Visiting Fellow at the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) at the Australian National University. Previously, he was Communications Director for Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne, sat on the board of Greenpeace Australia Pacific, and has also worked for 350.org and others. With FourPlay String Quartet, he has recorded 7 albums and performed at venues and festivals across Australia and around the world, from Woodford Folk Festival to the Edinburgh Fringe, and from rural pubs to New York’s Carnegie Hall.

Carla O’Neale

Carla O’Neale

Board Member & Secretary

Carla has worked at APRA AMCOS for over 17 years and has experience in health and safety, human resources and administration. Prior to working at APRA AMCOS Carla worked for local government in waste education and waste management (she even worked at the local tip and garbage depot!). Carla has a longstanding interest in environmental issues and thinks that we’d all be much better off if we each took a little more time to consider the social, ethical and environmental implications of the individual and corporate decisions we make.

Tara Medina

Tara Medina

Board Member

Tara Medina is the co-founder and producer of Strawberry Fields Festival – a three-day adventure in music and art with a wild Australian bush setting, taking place on the banks of the iconic Murray River. A law graduate and former management consultant, her passions are focused not only on the creative side of event production but on continuing to push the boundaries of festivals as a platform for positive cultural and environmental change.

Tina Kothari

Tina Kothari

Board Member & Deputy Chair

Tina Kothari is the director of Anotherway Associates, a training and personal development organisation spanning the UK, Europe, Middle East and Australia. In 2015, Tina founded Anotherway Now, a charity spotlighting human rights issues through educational events. Born in India, Tina grew up in the UK and entered the world of commerce and banking to become a company director by the age of 26. After several successful years, she qualified as a counsellor and educator specialising in working with addictions, eating disorders and trauma. She founded Hexagon Training in 1996, going on to write her book titled ‘Women in Leadership’ and increasingly commit her work to human rights activism.

Jen Rowe

Jen Rowe

Board Member & Treasurer

Jen Rowe is the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary at The Wilderness Society, with over twenty years of experience in accounting and finance. She has spent fourteen years in the music industry, and among other roles has worked for the charity Support Act, as a consultant to Sony Music and at Digital Music Distribution. Jen has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Graduate Diploma in Management and is passionate about GMA’s work at the cross-section of music and environmental sustainability.

Our Team

Berish Bilander

Berish Bilander

CEO

Berish Bilander is a composer, musician, and activist dedicated to climate and social justice. He has co-written and toured with a range of artists including Vika and Linda Bull, Jaimi Faulkner, and new music ensemble Motion. As an activist, Berish has worked with local climate action groups to support state, and national campaigns run through Friends of the Earth, and in 2013 helped found Public Transport Not Traffic.

Emma Bosworth

Emma Bosworth

Campaigner

Emma is a songwriter with a great passion for conserving our climate and natural environment. She has been a professional in the music industry and environmental movement for fifteen years. Emma believes anything can be achieved if it’s for the greater good of our people and planet, and understands that art, particularly music, has a large role to play in social change.

Tenaya King

Tenaya King

Communications & Research Officer

Tenaya is a student at the Australian National University in Canberra, studying a Bachelor of Environment & Sustainability and a Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy & Economics. She is passionate about the outdoors, music, photography, and action on the climate crisis. Tenaya has been actively involved in environmental campaigning since aged 14, and coordinates communications & media content, environment-related academic research and volunteer engagement for GMA.

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