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Ward off Climate Change

About the author

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.

Hills Climate Action Group

The Hills Climate Action Group formed in May 2008 to provide a forum for residents of the Perth Hills to play an active role in warding off climate change.

The group is currently in the process of developing a website, however in the meantime you can find out more information about some of the things the group is involved with at 

The group is currently working on the following campaigns:

Campaign  Detail  Sub-Committee Members 
Eastern Terminal Substation Provide liasion between HCAG and the Stop the Eastern Terminal Substation (SETS) Action Group to put pressure on Western Power to consider alternatives to the construction of the Eastern Terminal Substation in the Hills area  Toni Warden, Gary Warden
Lobbying Local Councils Lobby councils in relation to the construction of more footpaths and crossing and in relation to the introduction more stringent building codes Annolies Truman, Terry Howlett, Karen Harvey, Mel Haymont, Maureen Mandy 
Water Tanks  Research and develop program for the bulk purchase of water tanks  Jayne Simpson, Sharryn Turrell 
Lobbying State Government Lobby government in relation to building codes, development laws, protection of state forest and the introduction of differentiated feed-in tarrifs  Terry Howlett, Karen Harvey
Public Forums  Coordinate the staging of public forums to promote public awareness and action in relation to climate change   Barry Healy, Gary Warden
Electronic Newsletter  Provide a paperless means for keeping HCAG members appraised of the latest news relating to climate change and HCAG activities.  Gary Warden 
Climate Action Network  Investigate the possbility of joining forces with other climate action group across Australia and around the world.  Jopie Peetoom, Annolies Truman 
Solar Panels Research and develop a program for the bulk purchase of photovoltaic panels Kieren Mandy, Barry Healy 
Website  Provide a resource for people to find ideas on how to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions Gary Warden 

As work on each of these programs progresses we will provide more information on this website.

View the minutes from our meetings here.

Check out our meeting schedule here.

View our media releases here.

Contact us on 9299 6453.