Lisa’s first go at environmental advocacy was in Year 6, as a member of “STOP: Student Team on Protection” – getting kids on the playground to pick up their rubbish! After this inspiring start, she has gone on to become a teacher, a community activist, and the mother of two sons.
Lisa is a skilled environmental educator with over 20 years experience in developing and facilitating educational experiences for children, young people, and adults. Lisa was instrumental in helping a group of students establish Bellingen EYE in 2007, and was its Coordinator for the first five years. She has since been working as Coordinator of CEL, developing adult programs while still helping facilitate camps and the EYE Leadership Training Program.
Lisa has a Masters in Education from Columbia University in New York, and a Masters in Social Ecology from the University of Western Sydney. She is a fellow with the Australian School of Social Entrepreneurs. Lisa has trained in Deep Ecology/The Work That Reconnects with John Seed and Joanna Macy, and has been a student of Insight Buddhism for the past five years.
She is currently undertaking PhD research in Environmental Education at Southern Cross University. Lisa works as a teacher at Cascade Environmental Education Centre (a NSW Dept of Education field school) and as a tutor for the School of Education at Southern Cross Uni.
Lisa is a founding member of Transition Bellingen, sits on the Steering committee of the Bellingen Shire Learning Alliance, is the convenor of the Mid North Coast Sustainability Educators Network, and is the Chairperson of Tallowwood Sangha Inc.