our story: the founding of take 3

“How can we stop plastic pollution from killing wildlife and suffocating our planet?”

In 2009, two friends set about answering this question. Marine ecologist, Roberta Dixon-Valk and youth educator, Amanda Marechal developed Take 3 – an idea where a simple action could produce profound consequences. Joining forces with environmentalist Tim Silverwood, the trio publicly launched Take 3 as an organisation in 2010. 

Their message was simple: Take 3 pieces of rubbish with you when you leave the beach, waterway or…anywhere, and you have made a difference. 

Plastic pollution is devastating oceans, killing wildlife, changing our climate and threatening the health of our planet. Plastic is a material designed to last forever that we often use only once. Poorly managed plastic ends up in the sea because the ocean is downhill from everywhere. Take 3 is working to create a world where the over-use and mismanagement of plastics is not tolerated. We aim to shape public opinion, influence decision makers and nurture intergenerational communities to take personal responsibility for protecting the oceans from plastic pollution. 

Our Inspiration

The Turtle

Turtles are truly ancient beings. The oldest known fossil is 120 million years old, meaning they were around long before humans. But the plastic we create is devastating marine turtles, leaving them starving, choking or tangled in plastic waste. Too many turtles are innocent victims of our careless consumption and mismanagement of plastic. We owe it to the turtles to make plastic pollution a thing of the past.

Founders

 

Roberta

Roberta Dixon-Valk

Tim

Tim Silverwood

Amanda

Amanda Marechal

Our Team

jenny

Jenny-Lee Scharnboeck

CEO

Nina

Nina Charbon

Head of Marketing & Engagement

Georgia

Georgia Chandler

Digital Communications Manager

Christine

Christine Tapara

Operations & Office Manager

Emilee

Emilee Deal

Grants Manager

Jemma

Jemma Senico

Partnerships Relationship Manager

Janet

Janet Aitchison

Content Writer

juliette

Juliette Myers

Project Manager – Ground Swell

rebecca

Rebecca Dawes

Tourism Manager – Ground Swell

Jacqueline

Jacqueline Ricamara

Social Media Assistant

Sophia

Sophia Skarparis

Educator

Our Board

Amy Somes

Chair

Rebelle Moriarty

Treasurer

Sandrina Postorino

Gill McLaren

Paul Davies

Heather Little

Amanda Visser

Jack Whelan

Our Ambassadors

Lauren Barnes

Laura Wells

Belinda Baggs

Kyal and Kara

Hunter Jones

Lilly Pollard

Luke Shadbolt

Russ Molony

Harley Ingleby

Grant Molony

Adrian ‘Ace’ Buchan

Russell Ord

Ben Player

Jess Leitmanis

Jake Feher

Kate Nelson

Lizzie Welborn

Reed Plummer

Warren Keelan

Nick Pumphrey

Tim Silverwood

Silver Partners

 

Bronze Partners

Official Supporters

Business Donors

In-Kind Supporters

Education Collaborators

Industry Collaborators

 
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