People & Planet is a small, social enterprise that raises funds for and promotes the work of Australian environment and social justice organisations. Our vision is to help create a more just and environmentally sustainable world.
Every year we publish a diary and calendar featuring 53 amazing images of people and places around the world. Each beautiful image is accompanied by its own, unique story about one of the planet’s social or environmental challenges.
Our diary and calendar also promote the work of our partner network of 41 Australian social justice and environment organisations. Since being established in 2007, sales of the People & Planet Diary and Calendar have helped to raise over $350,000 for these partner organisations.
People and Planet is based in Fitzroy, Victoria.
People & Planet is deeply committed to environmental sustainability – our People & Planet diaries, calendars and gift-cards are printed on a mix of recycled and certified plantation paper, and our office operates on Green Power and 100% recycled paper. We only drink FairTrade tea and coffee and we get around Melbourne using bikes, feet & public transport.
Where do the photographs come from?
Each year People & Planet runs an international photography competition themed around the environment and social justice, with the extraordinary winning entries published in our annual diary and calendar. In 2012 People & Planet received over 7,000 entries from 80+ countries around the world.
The 2013 People & Planet International Photography Competition is open now – you can find entry details here.
Who are we?
Michael Cebon –Editor & Publisher
Michael edits and publishes the People & Planet Diary and Calendar. He’s also the founder and general manager of EthicalJobs.com.au, an Australian job-search site that advertises jobs for people who want to make the world a better place.
Elissa Hill – Project Coordinator
Elissa has worked and volunteered for numerous not-for-profit organisations in both Australia and overseas. She has a passion for writing, editing and communications and areas of interest include public health, education, human rights, gender equity and environmental issues. Elissa has travelled extensively through the SE Asia, the UK and Ireland, the Caribbean and Central, South and North America. Her latest cross-country trip across Canada is documented in her travel blog Head For The Hills.