Senior Associate Sustainability
Tim is an environmental scientist, author, and adventurer with Masters degrees in environmental science and environmental law. He is committed to finding pragmatic solutions to major environmental issues related to climate change and biodiversity loss and uses his public speaking engagements, films and books about his expeditions and sustainability work to promote progress thinking in these areas. He has undertaken unsupported expeditions to some of the world’s most remote regions, holds the record for the fastest unsupported journey to the South Pole and the longest unsupported journey in Antarctica. Tim most recently retraced polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s “double” - sailing a replica James Caird boat 1500km across the Southern Ocean from Elephant Island, Antarctica to South Georgia and climbing over South Georgia’s mountainous interior using the same period equipment and technology as Shackleton. Tim was conferred a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to environment, community and exploration in the 2010 Australian honors list, is author of 3 books and leads innovation in the sustainability area for international engineering and environmental services firm Arup. He is Director of an outcome-focused environmental initiative Do-Tank where the emphasis is on solving problems by action not advocacy.
Shackleton’s legendary open-boat voyage: the re-enactment, Sail World Cruising, May 25, 2012
Australian adventurer Tim Jarvis to lead re-creation of Shackleton Antarctic voyage, The Australian, March 20, 2012
Explorer draws on endurance to follow Shackleton, Sydney Morning Herald, March 17, 2012
Words with the environmental explorer, Institution of Engineering & Technology Magazine, December 1, 2009
Climate Civics Institute launched by World Fellows Tim Jarvis and Unmesh Brahme, 2009.
Jarvis talks about his work since leaving the Yale World Fellows Program. March 19, 2013
TEDxAdelaide: Opting out of Sustainability, December 2010
The Unforgiving Minute © 2004
Emerging Leaders Discuss Global Issues, Connecticut Public Radio, 30 October 2009.