We are a new type of not-for-profit organisation that brings together the resources of the business community and the goodwill of the Australian public. We work to create and promote positive social and environmental change.
Left to right: Tina Jackson, Pat Cash & Jon Dee
Rather than talk about the problems, we seek to "do something"
by building alliances between businesses, government and the
community. We identify problems and then find answers that achieve
measurable benefits for the environment and our community.
As part of our work, we campaign on environmental and social
issues. Sometimes on our own, but more often in partnership with
others. See our Campaigns section on this website
for more detail on our work.
Who's Behind 'DoSomething'?
'DoSomething!' was established by Planet Ark founders Jon Dee
and Pat Cash in association with Tina Jackson, former Executive
Director of the National Trust of Australia.
Jon Dee, Managing Director
Jon Dee is the Managing Director of DoSomething! and was its
founding Chairman. He is the 2010 NSW Australian of the Year and
one of Australia's most influential environmental campaigners.
Since 1992, he has inspired millions of Australians to make
positive environmental and social change. In 1991 Jon and Pat Cash
founded the environment group Planet Ark. In his 15 years heading
up Planet Ark, Jon instigated National Recycling Week, the National
Recycling Hotline, and RecyclingNearYou.com.au which is used by
over a million Australians every year. He also founded National
Tree Day with Olivia Newton-John, an event for which 2 million
volunteers have planted over 15 million trees. Jon founded World
Environment News, the world's leading environmental news service
used annually by eight million people. In a personal capacity, Jon
initiated the successful lobbying campaign for Australia's three
year phase-out of incandescent light globes.
In 2008, Jon joined with Pat Cash and Tina Jackson to found
DoSomething! Since its inception, the organisation has established
a series of innovative campaigns to bring about real and measurable
Tina Jackson, Co-Founder
Tina Jackson is a co-founder of DoSomething! and was its
founding Managing Director. Tina has over 20 years experience as a
manager and director of organisations spanning the environment,
architecture, arts, culture and media. As Executive Director of the
National Trust of Australia NSW Tina led a range of campaigns to
protect and save Australia's endangered natural and built
Prior to running the National Trust she was Practice Manager of
Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp, Manager of the NSW Institute of
Architects and CEO of Arts Training Australia. She has held senior
positions in the ABC and ABC Staff Association, was a management
consultant with firms such as Cullen Egan Dell and has managed her
own consultancy practice. She began her career at the University of
Sydney where she studied and taught Industrial Relations.
Pat Cash, Ambassador
Pat Cash first came to the tennis world's attention as a junior
player in the early 1980s. The crowning moment of his career came
when he won Wimbledon in 1987. He continues his international
involvement in tennis as a respected player, coach and TV
Together with his friend, Jon Dee, Pat founded Planet Ark in
June 1991. He fronted a range of Planet Ark campaigns and was
active as a roving ambassador for the organisation. In
November 2008 Pat joined with Jon and Tina Jackson to found
DoSomething! The Pat Cash Foundation contributed significant start
up funds to help establish DoSomething! Over the years, Pat has
also helped a number of other charities including the 'Orchid
Cancer Appeal' (to help the fight against male cancers) and the
charity 'Goal' who work to ensure that the poorest and most
vulnerable have access to the fundamental needs and rights of
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