Originally from Nipaluna, Lutruwita (Hobart, Tasmania) Alison now calls Gubbi Gubbi Country (Sunshine Coast, Queensland) home after many years sailing the world’s oceans onboard superyachts.
With degrees in Psychology, International Business and qualifications in Training & Sustainable Tourism, her attention is now focused on environmental concerns, particularly marine litter.
Her love for the ocean has inspired the growth of Ten Little Pieces from humble litter picking with her 3 young children into a global movement of environmental empowerment and youth engagement in sustainability action through education.
“Ten Little Pieces” is an easy mantra for even the youngest child to remember and the simple act of collecting litter opens conversations around conscious consumerism, environmental stewardship and a rethinking of our concept of waste.
Ten Little Pieces: Recognised for their outstanding community service, Ten Little Pieces were honoured to receive the Sunshine Coast Council Australia Day Award for Environment & Sustainability for 2020 and are a 5 Gyres Ambassador, a member of the Plastic Pollution Coalition, as well as belonging to the UNEP Global Partnership on Marine Litter.
Ten Little Pieces offers curriculum linked education programs from pre-Kinder through to school leaver levels in the science of ocean literacy, marine debris, plastic pollution, climate change and value driven action towards the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Sister Pitch Asks: Alison is seeking technical assistance with business administration & automation systems to support the expanded delivery of the Ten Little Pieces in person and online education programs. She is also asking for strategic marketing and planning advice to best leverage the Ten Little Pieces global brand as well as an introduction to publishers and indigenous Australian artists for her children’s books.