About Me - My Biography

Jon Dee is the Managing Director of Do Something 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 Do Something. Since its inception, the organisation has established a series of innovative campaigns to bring about real and measurable change.