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The Green Lane Diary has come to life in Australia with help from an outstanding group of individuals. We'd like to take a moment to thank them for their support and hard work over the last few months!


130miranda130Miranda Mason

Miranda Mason is a dynamic educator whose multitude of experiences contribute to her future focused style of teaching and love of learning.  She is passionate about making learning engaging, relevant and purposeful by utlising technology and teaching students how to be flexible, adaptive thinkers, prepared to meet the requirements of their time.


Currently the State Convenor for the Australian Association for Environmental Education, she encourages student empowerment and activism as a vehicle for understanding environmental change. She has consulted for the Brisbane Ideas Festival and Brisbane City Council and is the creator of "Groovy Green Ideas" (Ready-Ed publications) and the Editor of the Green Lane Diary. Always looking for positive and useful ways to connect people and find solutions, Miranda is dedicated to improving education initiatives for all.


Rod Welford


Rod Welford is the Chief Executive of the Australia Council of Recycling, the national peak industry body for the recycling industry.


He is also:

  • Chairman of AstiVita Renewables Limited
  • Chairman of the Energy Management Institute
  • Managing Director of Integrated Resource Planners
  • Member, the National Advisory Committee of the 1st Asia Pacific Conference on E-waste
  • Board Member, National Centre of Excellence in Desalination, Murdoch University, National Packaging Covenant Industry Association and the International River Foundation

He retired in March 2009 from the State Parliament of Queensland after nearly 20 years as a legislator and policy maker, including as Minister for Environment & Heritage and Minister for Natural Resources. His qualifications include Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours), Bachelor of Laws, Master of Science (Environmental Management), Graduate Diploma of Industrial Relations, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice and Certificate in Permaculture Design.


cam130Cam MacKenzie

In 1980, Cam was appointed the principal of Education Queensland's Townsville/Paluma Environmental Education Centre until 1987. From 1982 to 1987 Cam was appointed the President of the Townsville Town Common Natural History Association and, in 1987, he was elected President of the Wildlife Preservation Society of Qld - Townsville Branch.  From 1988, he was a marine studies and biology teacher for three years in a high school on the north side of Brisbane.


From 1988-2002 Cam was a member of the State Council of the Wildlife Preservation Society - Qld. In 1992, he was elected the inaugural President, Queensland Gould League for Environmental Education and in 1995-97 was elected National Director, Australian Council of Gould Leagues. From 1998 to 1999, Cam was the Vice President, of the Queensland State Wide Network of Environmental Education Centres. From 2000 to 2002, he was the National Treasurer - Australian Association for Environmental Education. From 2001 to 2004, he was the Chairperson of the Mountains to Mangroves Corridor Committee and was the president of the North West Brisbane Branch of the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland until recently.


He is currently the National Treasure (again) of the Australian Association for Environmental Education.

Cam was appointed the principal of the Bunyaville EEC with Education Queensland in 1991 until 2005. He is currently the Principal Advisor - Environmental Sustainability for the Department of Education, Training and the Arts. This role includes the development and management of the Queensland Environmentally Sustainable Schools Initiative. Since 2003, Cam has represented Education Queensland on the National Environmental Education Network and is also the Australian representative on the international Environment and School Initiatives network.


mugshot_judy_magub130Judy Magub

Judy Magub has a background in Health and has served as a Brisbane City Councilor for 13 years. She has been a Rotarian for more than 20 years, has served as District Governor and has undertaken many international roles. She recently served for 5 years as Rotary's coordinator in Australia for the Rotary Peace Fellow program in Peace and Conflict Resolution.


In 2006, Earth Dialogues was held as part of the Brisbane Festival. At the time, Judy was the Lord Mayor's spokesman for both the Arts and the Environment. The Dialogues were a great success and a turning point for many people in Brisbane in understanding and participating in the debate on Climate Change and other significant global issues affecting the environment and peace in our world.

Judy has continued her support of Green Cross as she believes her experience of 13 years as a Councillor in the Brisbane City Council and two decades serving the community through Rotary International and through many other community organizations, she is in a position to assist ensuring that Green Cross remains community based and that its messages are such that the community can understand and relate to.

She believes strongly that, although we depend on the scientific information and debate, the responsibility for addressing water, fuel, peace, climate change and other environmental issues rests with each person in each neighbourhood in each city and town in Australia.


toby130Toby Hutcheon

Toby Hutcheon has worked on environmental issues for over 20 years. He started at Greenpeace Australia in the mid 80's as a campaigner on the Nuclear Free Seas campaign opposing nuclear powered and armed ship visits to Australia, dividing his time between the Greenpeace office and the bows of nuclear warships. In 1989, he set up the Direct Action Unit, becoming Greenpeace's first Actions Coordinator and setting in motion Greenpeace Australia's high profile direct actions program. In 1992, Toby took on the role of coordinating Greenpeace Communications Division and was a member of the Greenpeace team that initiated the idea of the 'green' Sydney Olympics as a means of promoting green urban development.


In 1994-95, Toby managed both the Communications and Campaigns Division for Greenpeace before resigning at the end of 1995, following the successful campaign against the resumption of nuclear testing at Mururoa. Toby moved to Europe in 1996, working on the Chernobyl Campaign for Greenpeace International in Moscow. He returned to Australia in 1997 to coordinate the successful campaign opposing a second Sydney airport at Holdsworthy. In 1998-2002, Toby worked for the Western Sydney Waste Board, a NSW Government agency, as the Manager of Marketing and Communications.


Toby then uprooted his entire family and moved to Brisbane. Initially running a small consultancy, Eco Matters, advising government, business and individuals on waste to resource management, Toby realised that the best way he could make a difference was back in the environment movement. Toby was appointed Coordinator of the Queensland Conservation Council in June 2004, becoming Executive Director in 2009, the position he holds today.

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