About Us

​B-Alternative is a grassroots, environmental solutions group shaking things up at festivals, markets, schools and any event where the focus is shifting to a more sustainable, planet positive future! We are based in Australia and is a part of a global community of conservationists, environmentalists and change-makers.

THE CREW

Jace Rahilly, FounderJason Rahilly, Founder and Director 

A entrepreneurial spirit at heart, building businesses is in Jason's blood. His money making schemes in primary school and started his first official business, a personal training company, at 17. His late teenage years and early twenties were spent living interstate while playing VFL. He moved into carpentry at 22 and soon started his own carpentry business.
Jason's love for animals and frustration with the plastic pollution lead to the birth of B-Alternative.
As a business minded human he understood that by build a successful business model, he could support the philanthropic and educational activities needed to make real change.
Now a licenced builder, Jason is also building earthships and looking at sustainable off grid communities.

Tim LandellsTim Landells, Festival Manager and Environmental Consultant

Tim is a keen surfer and environmentalist with a deep passion for embracing and sustaining our natural world. He is motivated by creating positive environmental change through impactful action and leadership. Tim is responsible for helping festival organisers create the most environmentally sustainable event possible, maximising efficiency and affordability.

Esther Gatnau LopezEsther Gatnau, Market Manager and Environmental Campaigner

Our bright spirit Esther was born in Catalonia and moved to Australia to work in environmental science, she is now our star campaigner and we couldn't live without her! "I love working with B-Alternative because we are a community that share the passion to protect our planet, I get to help others shift to a more sustainable lifestyle and engage younger generations to make this world a better place!" Esther loves working with wood, scuba driving and hiking - "Nature is the best cure!" 

Jess WallJess Wall, Social Media Contributor, Videographer and Photographer

Jess Wall is our creative videographer/photographer. Growing up along the east coast of Australia has given Jess a strong appreciation for our beaches and keeping them clean. Over the past 3 years Jess has been trying to live a plastic free life style while helping us teach others how to live more consciously.Jess loves Australia’s local music festivals and we are thrilled to have her on the festival team.

Loki MartinLoki Martin, Social Media Contributor and Bin Fairy

Loki was the cool Science Club president in high school who everyone loved and also hated for telling people off because they litter. Little did she know that two decades later she will be picking up litter on Australian beaches, working as a bin fairy in festivals and helping run an environmental organization called B-Alternative. In late 2014, on a plane ride from Dubai to Melbourne, she sat next to Jason who just completed a Sea Shepherd mission at Faroe Islands, Denmark. In a few months time, she would be building a website and setting up systems for B-Alternative -- and later on would become Jason's strong ally behind the force that is B-Alternative. She provides a nurturing and loving space to make it easier for people to make a positive change. She dreams of building a sanctuary in one of the 7600+ islands of the Philippines which will aim to protect the local flora and fauna and provide a safe refuge to victims of humanitarian injustices.

Sivan BarakSivan Barak Bialobroda, Environmental Campaigner and Bin Fairy

Sivan is a lifetime social worker and ally, who collaborates for the means and ends. She believes in passing the microphone, working across groups and walking gently on stolen land. Sivan energetically advocates for social justice while repairing our Earth.

Tegan CarterTegan Carter, Environmental Campaigner and Bin Fairy 

The super woman who cares an awful lot about animals. She loves the local markets and loves engaging in community work.

Stephanie SmilasStephanie Smilas, Mindfulness Coordinator, Sustainability Educator and Bin Fairy

Stephanie helps the B-Alternative team look after their physical and mental wellness by providing onsite mediations and teaching people how to stay flexible and stretch while they educate. As the founder and director of Here Now Group Stephanie is usually found teaching mindfulness & meditation to organisations in the corporate, not-for-profit and aged care sectors.

AnnelieseAnneliese Hallam, Environment and Education Consultant

Anneliese has ten years experience working in schools teaching environmental education, sustainability, social justice and comparative religions. She is dedicated to working with young people to ensure the next generation have opportunities to connect with nature. She is responsible for working with schools to support new systems for resource recovery, waste-management innovation and empowering young people to lead and drive change. She provides practical programs which enhance curriculum and promote experiences that support growth of character, responsibility and values in young people.

Greg HowellGreg Howell, Environmental Campaigner and Bin Fairy

Greg Howell started his path towards environmental advocacy surfing along Victoria’s coastline in the early ’70’s.
In 1989 he attended his first No Nukes Rally in Sydney, and then gave into the temptation of surfing in warmer waters of the Gold Coast in 1992, where his passion flourished and has been an environmental campaigner ever since.
Greg has been a volunteer for Surfrider Foundation Australia (coastal environment organisation) for 27 years and seeing up close increasing problems with waste and single use plastic began his sustainable event management business Climate Wave Enterprises in 2008.
He plays well with others :)

AsherAsher Bowen-Saunders, Environmental Servant, Creative Activist, Dance Artist and Earth Lover

This is Asher. For lack of a better label she is an Environmental Servant, Creative Activist, Dance Artist and Earth Lover; dedicated to give everything she's got to the cause of environmental preservation and restoration.
Armed with creativity, passion and years of experience living waste free, her vision is to inspire and educate other to lighten their footprint on the Planet, while making the most of life, thriving and being happy. She wishes to guide people to live aligned with their values, to replace guilt with meaning and purpose, and to empower themselves with knowledge and critical thought.

Chase UritaChase Urita, Website Manager

Chase keeps the website up-to-date. As a mother of two little kids, she hopes to contribute in ensuring that her children and their generation will see and experience the beauty of the world around them - like we do now.

Raine JacksonRaine Jackson, Environmental Campaigner and Bin Fairy

She's a legend! The awesome surfer girl who's creating change to protect our oceans.

 

The Festival Crew on our first festival!


B-Alternative Bin Fairies