Josh Solomonsz

Josh currently works as the Engagement Coordinator (Cities) at Climateworks Centre, a climate change think tank operating as part of the Monash Sustainable Development Institute which aims to bridge the gap between research and climate action. His role involves managing the stakeholder engagement strategy across the transport, infrastructure and buildings portfolios, to accelerate Australia’s transition to net zero emissions. He has previously worked for Victoria’s Level Crossing Removal Project, overseeing the on-site environmental management and performance of rail construction projects. He also has experience in the financial sector, in communications, and completed an internship at CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, where he published peer-reviewed research on stakeholder mapping for ecosystem management of the Southern Ocean. Josh holds a Master of Environment and Sustainability (Environmental Security) from Monash University, and a Bachelor of Arts (Politics & Literature) from University of Melbourne.

Josh was first involved with the Port Phillip EcoCentre as a Communications and Marketing Coordinator while he was studying. He is excited to bring his skills and experience back to the EcoCentre as a member of the Committee of Management, because of the organisation’s demonstrated impact on the local community, and the diversity of community members its programs work with. “Our environment needs a systems approach, with action from the grassroots level to across governments,” he says, “and the EcoCentre is uniquely placed to connect global thinking to local action.”

The EcoCentre acknowledges the Kulin Nations, including the Yalukut Weelam clan of the Boon Wurrung language group, traditional owners of the land on which we are located.

We pay respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Elder members of our multicultural community.