Sabrina holds a bachelor in Biology (University of Geneva) and a Master in Environmental Economics (University of Queensland). She redirected her interests from science to economics, convinced that to solve the interlinked social and ecological crises that we are facing, we need to change the root of our economic system.
Over the last 10 years Sabrina has been active in many small and big NGOs in several parts of the world, including Europe, Australia, Kenya, Mexico and Ecuador.
Sabrina is the youngest certified Caring Economy Advocate in Australia, (Center for Partnership Studies – USA). She keeps nourishing her life through the organisation of community events, such as the Australian New Economy Conference 2017, that aim to build a new, more sustainable, system.
In 2017 she published her first book chapter, Consumer, citizen or a new definition? The necessity to change both the term and our behaviour, on Positive Steps to a Steady State Economy. CASSE NSW (Center for the Advancement of a Steady State Economy, NSW).
Angus is a philosopher long frustrated by the continuing rise of personal materialism and media-driven aspirations of individual value.
Despite this, he has had a long and successful business career in the area he most cares about – people. He has worked in Executive Recruitment since the mid-‘90s, and since ’08 provided hundreds of Career Transition programs for those out of employment, and has run his own business since 2003.
Only recently did Angus realise how many others felt a RBE &/or UBI was inevitable and this community sharing initiative has fired his enthusiasm and hope for the future; a more sustainable future for his kids, grand-kids and beyond.
Zade has also had a short career in Politics, where he worked as the Local Brisbane Coordinator for the Animal Justice Party Queensland, and ran for the Federal Senate in the 2016 Election. Zade has worked in social media marketing and coordinator roles for many different NGO’s. Advocating for Human Rights, Equality, Social Justice, Animal Welfare and Environmental Conservation, however this work has led him to now pursue trying to inform and share the message about a revolutionary new economic system, as he realised many of these issues have all stemmed from a broken, morally bankrupt and unnatural system of economics that is currently governing politics and societies around the world.
Carlos was born and raised in Lima, Peru, and moved to Australia in 2013 to start a bachelor of civil and environmental engineering in QUT. This degree gave him a clearer understanding of the environmental impacts our current production methods of consumption and disposal generate, and the urgency with which we should be working to mitigate them.
Carlos believes that personal lifestyle decisions can only take us to a certain point of sustainability, but systematic changes are necessary to create significant impacts. Our economic system operates under the assumption that infinite growth is possible, and this is not realistic. It is important for us to transition to a resource-based and sharing economy. Carlos believes that the bureaucracy of our political system and the desire of political parties to maintain vote numbers significantly delays changes, to the extent that they might not be able to be implemented with the required urgency.
Carlos decided to join the Brisbane Tool Library as this is a practical approach towards the creation of a sharing and restorative economy, where less production creates more value. After graduation at the end of 2017, he aims to work within the fields of sustainable housing design, energy efficiency in built infrastructure and community development through appropriate technology.
Pablo finished a Bachelor’s Degree on Film and Television Production in 2010 in Colombia and soon after moved to Brisbane, Australia to live and learn. He is a sustainability fan and a minimalist. He is very passionate about urban gardening and the protection of the environment.
Pablo is a freelance media producer and branding lover and has been working for over 7 years helping startups and social enterprises grow.
Pablo joins the Brisbane Tool Library with the aim to tackle social problems, improve communities, provide people to skills development and help the environment.
Anna has a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Linguistics (The university of Pittsburgh) and a Masters of Business in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies (Queensland University of Technology). She is originally from Pittsburgh, PA in the US and moved to Brisbane in 2015 to complete her masters.
Her first experience in the non-profit sector was teaching for a NGO in Cambodia. She has spent the last two years working for a large organisation in fundraising and donor care. She has a wide variety of volunteer experience within the sector including mentoring, program facilitation, administration work, and events.
Her background is in education, having worked in special education throughout her entire undergrad career. After graduation, she spent almost three years teaching English internationally. These experiences helped to develop her passion for education and the environment, as well as her interest in helping to develop the third sector as a whole.
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