I have been an organiser with Quit Coal for 3 years now and prior to that had been involved in student campaigns at university around climate issues. I also have experience organising community arts events, such as the 2005 Brunswick Community Arts Ball. Prior to 2013, I had been actively involved in progressive politics. I am also involved in the Whistleblowers, Activists and Citizens Alliance and work as a freelance web developer offering pro bono and discounted rates to climate and other social campaigns. I am currently working for 350.org as part of the Leard Forest Alliance in protest against Whitehaven’s planned Maules Creek Coal Mine. This involves mobilisation work to get people out to Australia’s first coal mine blockade, as well as work at the blockade.