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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 Darlington

The Living Smart program is running in Darlington on Saturday afternoons from 2pm to 4pm. The course outline is shown in the following table. If you have missed the sessions up until now, but would like to attend future sessions, then please contact me.

 Date Topics  Resources
13 September 

Living Smart; Climate Change 

Download Workbook Part I 3.2Mb

Download Workbook Part II 3.0Mb

Download Slide Show 1.2Mb  

Download Simple Ecological Footprint Calculator 0.1Mb 

Link to Comprehensive Ecological Footprint Calculator

20 September Power Smart  Download Slide Show 2.5Mb
27 September 

Healthy You; Healthy Home

Download Slide Show 0.6Mb

Download List of Organic Retailers 0.1Mb

Online Organic Retailers Directory

Low Carbon & SCD Recipes

4 October  Waste Smart; Move Smart

Download Waste Smart Slide Show 0.1Mb

Download EMRC Slide Show 0.4Mb

Download Move Smart Slide Show 0.3Mb

11 October  Gardening for Biodiversity 

Download Slide Show 0.1Mb 

Mundaring Garden Centre

1145 Coppin Road Mundaring

9295 1281

Map: http://maps.google.com.au/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&q=mundaring+garden+centre&fb=1&cid=0,0,17654146620760622646&ll=-31.894283,116.150937&spn=0.015485,0.027466&t=h&z=15&iwloc=A

Say NO to GMO Website: http://no-gmo.asn.au/

Belle Jardin (Landscape Design): http://www.yellowpages.com.au/bi/belle-jardin-beautiful-gardens-darlington-wa-4642078.html

18 October  Gardening for Productivity; One lucky participant receives a vegie garden

Download Slide Show 0.1Mb

Veggie Garden Creations

Julie Stuurstraat

0412 225 613

Green Life Soil Company

178 Farrell Road, Midvale

(08) 9250 4575

Map: http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=178+Farrall+Rd,+Midvale+WA+6056&sll=-25.335448,135.745076&sspn=33.397436,56.25&ie=UTF8&ll=-31.878942,116.033478&spn=0.030976,0.054932&z=14

25 October  Water Smart; Living Simply 

Download Water Smart Introductory Slides

Download Tim Darby's Rainwater Harvesting Slides

Download Tim Darby's Greywater Harvesting Slides

Download Tim Daby's Composting Toilets Slides

View "The Story of Stuff" video on YouTube: 

Download "The Story of Stuff" video

The course is being run at St Cuthbert's Church Hall on the corner of Hillsden and Darlington Roads in Darlington.


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