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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.

Living Smart City of Cockburn

The Living Smart in the Workplace program is running at the City of Cockburn on Wednesdays from 11am to 12pm from May 27 to July 29. The course outline is shown in the following table, including all of the materials that were used in the delivery of each workshop.

 Date Topics  Resources


Living Smart; Climate Change; Goals

Download Workbook Part I 3.2Mb

Download Workbook Part II 3.0Mb

Download Slide Show 1.7Mb  


Power Smart 

Download Slide Show 1.7Mb  



Download Slide Show 1.3Mb


Food Gardening

Download Slide Show 1.4Mb

How to Start a Veggie Garden Guide 0.3Mb

Seasonal Planting Guide 0.2Mb


Travel; Fuel; Peak Oil

Download Slide Show 1.6Mb

Reactions to Session 0.3Mb 


Gardening for Biodiversity

Download Slideshow 0.2Mb

WWF Southwest WA Ecoregion Report 1.7Mb


Healthy You; Healthy Office 

Download Slideshow 1.9Mb

15/7 Water  Download Slideshow 1.6Mb
22/7 Simple Living & Beyond Living Smart

Download Slideshow 0.5Mb

Things to See Happen In COC 0.2Mb

29/7  Community 

Download Slideshow 0.8Mb

Overall Goal Checklist 0.2Mb