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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 Fremantle

The Living Smart in the Workplace program is running at the City of Fremantle on Thursdays from 11am to 12pm from April 30 to July 2. 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 2.7Mb


Power Smart 

Download Slide Show 1.8Mb



Download Slide Show 0.4Mb



Food Gardening

Download Slide Show 1.2Mb


Travel; Fuel; Peak Oil

Download Slide Show 0.6Mb



Healthy You

Download Slide Show 1.0Mb


Gardening for Biodiversity


18/6 Water  Download Slide Show 1.2Mb
25/6 Healthy Home/Office Download Slide Show 0.5Mb
2/7  Beyond Living Smart

Download Slide Show 1.8Mb


Download "The Story of Stuff" video