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About Us | ekko.world


Jennifer Nielsen

Founder

ekko.world started out as Across the Fence. And the idea of shifting more power to businesses committed to making eco easy. 

I used to be someone who lived on planes and spent so little time at home that I couldn't have told you on which side of my house the sun came up, let alone how to grow a bit of basil.

I know that not every business person wants to change the way they live, but I am pretty sure most would change a small corner of it to ensure this planet is left in good shape for our children.
 
And that is what ekko.world is about. We are here to share easy, more eco conscious, inexpensive options for a better way to live. Local, energy efficient, organic, chemical free, recycled, handmade, cruelty free or businesses, news, recyclers & tips.

I really hope you like ekko.world and it helps you on your way.


Rachel Gaddi

Head of Marketplace Integrity

Being part of ekko.world is special because I get to work and support a cause that I personally believe in - making eco living easier for all. And that is why integrity is so important.


I know I am far from being 100% eco but like many of you, I am committed to change and I am positive that even small, frequent actions count a lot and that our collective efforts as individuals make a difference to our world. 

Respecting our planet and all the living things is important as is showing gratitude and appreciation for what we have been given and what we leave for future generations.

 


Sas Jacobs

HEAD Developer

I am a software developer and a passionate sustainability advocate who is lucky enough to have found a way to have both my passions.

A few years ago I left city life to live on a poison free farm in Western Australia with my growing family of humans, poultry and a large dog.

Through my farm I have real control over the way we choose to live and through ekko, I have the chance to share my passion with literally millions of people. I hope you like what we are building. 


Peter Hanlon

EXECUTIVE INVESTOR, FILM MAKER, BANKER
I’m ekko’s target market. I started out as someone who cared about the environment and believed in Jenn so I invested in ekko.world. As time has gone by and I have shifted from my long term career as a corporate banker into a film-maker, I am far more aware of the nuances of the world and what matters. 

I watch myself daily, turning from a well-meaning, busy, but lazy eco-warrior into someone who realises he can truly make a difference. Investing in ekko.world was a great start and now, as a film maker, with a camera and a song sheet, I have the ability to get to many people in many countries and help make a difference on this planet for our children's future. And that's one of the key things I am now doing.

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Simone Novello

HEAD OF PARTNERSHIPS & THE ECO ALLIANCE
I love partnerships because of their capacity to make the impossible possible. I shifted my focus from big business to eco businesses when I began to understand the potential impact of greener business and personal behaviour. 

Along with ekko.world, I now work with committed eco or aspiring eco businesses of all sizes, to help them to realise their impact goals and access better supply chains. As someone who came from corporate cards and partnerships, I particularly love working with big businesses who are committed to greening their workplaces and environments.

Big companies (often fairly) have to endure a lot of cynicism about their intentions even when they are trying hard to do better and my particular passion is helping make this happen. It's important that big employees and influencers do what they can to make a difference. It also gives smaller businesses the opportunity to both supply and service bigger businesses, thereby creating great partnerships.

 


Sofie Formica

ECO CHANNEL PARTNER & PRESENTER | MC

I've worked in media for 30 years, mostly in TV, focused on lifestyle and tourism. This experience over time, both in Australia and around the world, has given me a lot of opportunity to see first hand the extent of challenges facing the planet.

I believe it is important for people like me to do more to use the skills and influence we have to make a personal, positive impact. I am so passionate about it that I have chosen to change my career and made it my focus to align with platforms and partners who remind consumers, businesses and policy-makers that they have choices. Better eco choices.

We have gone from sustainability being a 'nice-thing-to-do' to a ‘must-do’. I am like most people on this journey, trying to make sense of it all and do better too.

From little changes to big ideas, I am now telling the stories that help everyone take one eco step and know that we all have considerable power to shape our futures - for ourselves, our children, their children and this planet we call home.      

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SALLY TREEBY

REAL WORLD ETHICS & ECO

I have watched the world change as more people become aware of the challenges ahead of us with climate change. It's important to me that everyone has access to the opportunity to live better and that eco business - large and small, can be easily found, in a like minded and supporting neighbourhood. 


As a working mother of two with a keen interest in the legacy we are leaving our children, the ethics of the way we treat each other - and all living things, is one of the primary focuses of my life and I value the opportunity to do what I can.

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Febe Trinidad

Marketplace & Social Media

I see so many great ideas; people wanting to make a difference; setting up at markets, on etsy, facebook or with a website - pretty much any platform that gets them going.  

It makes you appreciate just how gutsy some people are and just what they are prepared to sacrifice to invest in a better world. It is fantastic that we can support them. 

If you choose to join us and sell or promote your eco, organic, fair trade, sustainable, natural, recycled, local, handmade well intentioned and made with love goods & services here, you’ll really be helping to save the world.

We hope you will enjoy the eco journey with us.

More of our team


SALLY BRADY

PEOPLE & PLANET 

There is nothing as important as leaving a fair legacy for your children. I am not talking about money, but simply a place to live, that is inhabitable and generous. 

I love telling the stories of our marketplace businesses, because big or small, the one thing they have in common is a personal and genuine focus on making a difference.  


LOUISE GEORGESON

STRATEGY 

I’ve lived and worked around the world in advertising and marketing. I used to be a double bagger. That means when I used to go buy wine, it went into two plastic bags in case one broke.

 It was strategy meetings with ekko.world where I began to realise how easy it was to be more eco - and how good it felt to make that little difference, even if it was small. Just try one thing. With success, you might try another. And another. It really is that easy. 

MICHELLE MYER

PUBLIC RELATIONS

ekko is a joy to promote.

Every little piece counts and as we spread the word further, it makes me feel so good that we are making a difference.

To work with something you truly believe and know will make many lives better is truly rewarding.


JONO SEARLE

PHOTOGRAPHER

I grew up in bush land behind Brisbane and even now as am an editorial, lifestyle and corporate photographer, I love photographing anything natural, including animals and their relationships with their pet human. 

The beauty of the bush and Australian flora and fauna set my life long eco compass and my passion for the importance in our eco choices in the future. Now with young kids and a family, I see the importance more than ever. Photography is such an important and easy way to share the beauty in simplicity. 

LIZY CRETNEY  

UX/UI DESIGNER  

I love helping connect people with great ideas and content and ekko.world has given me the chance to do that on a big scale.

I spent the last 10 years designing social platforms and ekko.world has been one of the most interesting as we are really creating our own destiny.  


KATE BRADY 

SOCIAL MEDIA & BUSINESS INTERN

The best thing about ekko.world is getting behind everyone who is trying to make a difference and supporting their voice. I love that we don't care if you are a bigger business or small, even micro - all businesses are welcome here.

I have come to realise that while being more eco is important, the real power is in the journey of re-discovery. How easy, fun and inexpensive it is to live a little more mindfully. 

Steering Committee

DEAN RUSHTON
INVESTOR, MARKETING, GLOBAL RETAIL
ANDY HILL
LEADERSHIP IN SUSTAINABILITY
PAUL AVERY
TECH, SALES, MARKETING
CARLA WILSON
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST, COLLABORATOR, INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS
KERRY LONERGAN
GRUMPY TV JOURNALIST, FARMERS ADVOCATE
JUDY DAVIE
FRESH FOOD COACH, AUTHOR, FOOD WASTE ACTIVIST