Tel: 08 8981 1984
Shar Molloy has over 25 years working in environmental organisations and her qualifications are in finance, management, governance, mediation and campaigning. Shar has served on the board of the Environmental Defenders Office (NT) and is a council member of the Australian Conservation Foundation.
Tel: 08 8981 1984
Kirsty Howey has over 15 years of experience in environmental law, research and practice in the Northern Territory. She was a native title, land rights and environmental lawyer for over a decade, including acting as instructing solicitor for traditional owners in landmark legal proceedings challenging the approvals of McArthur River Mine. She has a PhD from the University of Sydney investigating the intersection between Indigenous institutions, the environment, the state and development in northern Australia, and has published widely in these areas. She was a board member of the Environmental Defenders’ Office (NT) from 2013 to 2019, including three terms as Chair. She is an adjunct research fellow at the Northern Institute at Charles Darwin University, and on the editorial board of the Australian Environment Review.
Jodie is a nature lover, passionate advocate and educator. During her time in the NT Jodie has worked in Darwin, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine and remotely. She has a background in Social Ecology and is a trained teacher. Jodie's worked on educational programs across a range of settings since 2005. Climate Change is something that's concerned her since she was 10 years old, and she's been involved with many community organisations working in this space since her early 20's.
Jodie spent time living and working in remote Central Australia in 2006 & 2007 and returned to the territory in 2017 to live in Darwin. That year she also chanced upon Climate for Change, a Melbourne-based organisation doing the most inspiring climate advocacy work she'd seen. Jodie later trained to become to a volunteer Facilitator and introduced the Climate for Change Conversation program to Darwin in 2019. The program was so well received by the Darwin community that Climate for Change and ECNT formed a partnership, with a funded position to deliver a locally adapted Climate Conversations program. Jodie was employed as the Climate Conversations Coordinator in early 2021.
Jodie knows that facilitating Climate Conversations is the best way she can help shift the conversation on Climate Change and build a groundswell of support for effective climate action. When she's not chipping away at this project you'll find her soaking up the beautiful Darwin coastline, fossicking for a hand-made, recycled treasure or playing in the garden at home.
Jess is a Law, Arts and Language graduate from the University of Adelaide and was admitted to practice in South Australia in 2020.
Jess has spent a lot of time learning about native title from legal, anthropological, policy and academic perspectives after completing internships across Australia with the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, the Northern Land Council and MPS Law. Pre-admission Jess also assisted with a submission to the Pastoral Land Board. She worked with the Mobile Language Team as a Project Officer and Research Assistant. From that work she participated as a John Bray Alumni Network Panellist to provide a recent graduate’s perspective in a conversation about effective legal communication with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients.
Throughout uni, Jess spent a lot of her spare time volunteering as a volunteer support with the Australian Youth Climate Coalition and as an advisor with the Magistrates Court Legal Advice Service. She has a broad interest in community arts with a particular love of community radio.
Most recently she worked with MPS Law and assisted a range of claim groups and Registered Native Title Body Corporates from SA and the NT with progressing their native title claims and corporate governance.
Jess is keen to engage with the intersectionality of land care, climate change and the deep significance of this beautiful country. She is particularly driven by the reality that the Territory is and will continue to be hit first and worst if our environmental management is not prioritised.