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Gary Warden was raised in the Perth Hills. After graduating from the University of Western Australia with a degree in Geology, Gary joined BHP Billiton where he spent 18 years working in a variety of roles in a number of locations around the world. Prior to leaving BHP Billiton in December 2006, Gary was Global Manager for the company's US$1Billion business improvement program.

While he was originally sceptical about the claims relating to climate change, he became convinced of the urgency of the issue in early 2006. He left BHP Billiton primarily to spend more time with his young family, but also to dedicate himself to creating a more sustainable life for himself and his family and to support others in making that change.

In September 2007 he was trained by Al Gore and has delivered the "Inconvenient Truth" lectures to thousands of west australians since then. In November 2007 Gary ran for the senate in the Federal Election representing the Climate Change Coalition.

In addition to his climate change lectures, he has facilitated Living Smart workshops across Perth. Between 2008 and 2009 he was on the Executive Committee of the Conservation Council of Western Australia including one year as Vice President.

Gary co-founded and is Executive Director of the very exciting Days of Change program, one of the largest sustainability programs in Australia and is now General Manager WA for Eco-Kinetics, one of the largest Solar PV companies in Australia and subsidiary of ASX-listed CBD Energy.

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Melbourne Sets The Standard within Australia

by Gary 6/29/2008 10:31:00 AM

Hills Climate Action Group member Terry Howlett informed a recent HCAG meeting that the City of Melbourne is currently setting the standard for environmentally friendly building codes within Australia.

Melbourne's committment has been demonstrated by its new Council House building, known as CH2 which achieved Six Green Stars and incorporates sustainable technologies into every conceivable part of its 10 storeys. A water-mining plant in the basement, phase-change materials for cooling, automatic night-purge windows, wavy concrete ceilings, a façade of louvres (powered by photovoltaic cells) that track the sun – even the pot plant holders have involved a whole new way of thinking.

One of the Hills Climate Action Group's subgroups is focussed on pressuring local councils to reinforce their building codes to ensure the construction of more environmentally sustainable buildings, following te exciting lead set by the City of Melbourne.

Visit the CH2 website for more information on this fantastic project.

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