Co-founder & CEO
Take 3 For the Sea
Tim Silverwood is a passionate advocate for protecting our oceans and environment from human impacts. A keen surfer, Tim became alarmed at the increasing risks plastic pollution posed to our oceans and wildlife, co-founding the not-for-profit organisation ‘Take 3’ in 2009.
In 2011, Tim sailed 5000km across the North Pacific Ocean to study the infamous Great Pacific Garbage Patch, sharing his experiences through a popular TEDx talk on his return. Tim has delivered over 200 presentations and workshops to schools, communities, businesses, government agencies and conferences including South by Southwest Eco in Austin, Texas and the prestigious Our Ocean conference in Washington D.C.
Tim’s achievements include being awarded the 2014 Green Globe ‘Sustainability Champion’; featuring in the hugely popular ABC series ‘War on Waste’ and starring as an ‘Ocean Guardian’ in the 2017 feature documentary ‘Blue’.
Tim delivers an entertaining, reasoned and firm case for reducing waste, preventing pollution and shifting to a circular economy to save our oceans and achieve true ‘sustainability’. It’s Tim’s mission to have us re-think the way we make, use and throw ‘away’ the stuff we use everyday.
"We only get a short ride on earth. I intend to spend my time doing good, not perpetuating bad."