meet the team
March 4 Earth was founded by passionate Tasmanians who recognise that Climate Change is a complicated problem that is difficult to understand.
Together, they believe that education and giving people the opportunity to act will be a vehicle for social change.
Jacqui is currently a Corporate Social Responsibility Analyst at an energy company in Tasmania. She has experience working in the areas of communications, corporate sponsorships, website development, information technology and project management within the private and non for profit sectors in the UK, Asia and Australia. Jacqui holds a Bachelor of Information Systems with a major in electronic media and also holds a Graduate Certificate in Internet Communications.
Jacqui loves to travel and has spent two years volunteering in Cambodia as part of the Australian Government’s Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development Program. In her spare time, Jacqui tutors English, paints, sings, bush walks and tries to ride a unicycle – but not all at the same time.
Favourite quote: “Confusion is the beginning of wisdom” – Socrates
Favourite movie: Shaun of the Dead
Guilty carbon pleasure: cranking up the heat pump instead of putting on a jumper
Fun fact: When she was 11, Jacqui won a TV show called “Australia’s Funniest People”.
Jenni Klaus is a communications geek. She comes from a background in radio and journalism, but has experience in graphic design, traditional and digital media, marketing, and project management. Jenni has worked with the Australian Antarctic Division, National Science Week, and the College of Sciences and Engineering at the University of Tasmania and is surrounded by real, actionable data related to climate change. Jenni has made a dedicated effort to reduce her carbon footprint but admits that for individuals, it’s a challenge. She’s also really into pop culture, which makes her an ideal co-director of March 4 Earth.
Jenni hopes that cool dudes, dudettes, and non-binary folks across Australia will be able to benefit from March 4 Earth’s fun and easy to use platform for years to come.
Relevant quote: “The power is yours!” -Captain Planet
Favourite theme song: Star Wars
Guilty carbon pleasure: Flying, anywhere and everywhere possible
Nerdiest hobby: Painting mini-figures for Dungeons and Dragons
Nicole studied journalism and electronic-media and has experience in communications, editing, writing, fine arts, community radio, and as a television journalist for a state-wide nightly news bulletin.
She loves reading, movies, great TV, travel, telling stories, and has a passion for animals and the environment. She is an 80s and 90s kid at heart and believes we can all work together to create positive change.
Relevant quote: “We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it.” George Eliot
Guilty carbon pleasure: Too many take-aways and going to restaurants to eat out.
Pop culture favourite: Jim Henson’s Creature Workshop’s films and TV shows with actual puppets (Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, Farscape, The Storyteller, etc.)
Lauren has a background in project management, financial management, strategy and data analysis, and is a big enthusiast of Excel spreadsheets. Originally from a farm, she studied at the University of the Arts London before moving back to Australia and working in the fashion industry. Seeing the huge waste created in the industry, she has since moved on and is using her skills to contribute to the achievement of environmental, social and economic sustainability.
Over the last few years, she’s been reducing her own carbon footprint, and loves the challenge of finding more ethical, environmental or sustainable ways of doing just about everything. She’s really excited about helping others to do the same through March 4 Earth.
Relevant quote: “Cherish the natural world, because you’re a part of it and you depend on it.” Sir David Attenborough
Favourite Podcast: All Aussie Mystery Hour
Guilty carbon pleasure: Eating meat. The quantity has reduced but will probably never give it up.
Pineapple on pizza: Absolutely not.
how you can get involved
Our website is missing a few things, it’s a bit of a bummer. You can’t even sign up yet! But we want to hear from you. Use the contact form or visit us on our socials. Just use the icon links on the top or bottom of the page, we don’t judge.