In 2004 a group of passionate people began to create alliances among all sorts of environmental groups – from surfers to recyclers, to clean up and neighbourhood groups - to give local communities power and influence in their struggle to stem the massive waste of discarded resources polluting our playgrounds, parks, rivers and beaches. The Boomerang Alliance quickly grew and now comprises 41 national, state and local allies. Boomerang is managed by the Total Environment Centre, which provides campaign capacity and strategy. Each of our allies has the right to their own policies, and decides the level of support they give to our campaigns.
We have an Advisory Committee comprising: Robert Purves, Purves Environmental Fund; Jennifer Hughes, Partner, Baker and McKenzie; Cam Walker, Friends of the Earth; Heidi Taylor, Director, Tangaroa Blue; Dave West, National Policy Director, Boomerang Alliance; Jeff Angel, Director, Boomerang Alliance; and Erika Hosoyama, Secretariat.