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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.

Second Senate Candidate for Western Australia

by Gary 10/26/2007 9:43:00 AM

I have great pleasure in announcing that Sarah Bishop has joined the Senate ticket for the Climate Change Coalition in Western Australia.

Sarah has rapidly established herself as one of Australia’s leading voices on climate change and youth. She will be an outstanding representative not only for Western Australia, but also for youth in general who will be the most impacted by climate change.

In 2006, Sarah made a personal commitment to raise the profile of climate change and embarked on a project titled One Giant Walk, where she walked from Brisbane to Sydney to raise awareness.

She spoke to a diverse range of groups along the way including schools, councils, mayors and local MPs, rotary groups, and other communities.  She was invited to become the 2007 People’s Ambassador for Earth Hour an initiative of the World Wide Fund for Nature, and an ambassador for Get Up’s Climate Action Now campaign.

In recognition of her commitment to raising the profile of climate change, Sarah was a finalist in the 2007 Queensland Young Achiever Awards, and has become a Leadership Ambassador for the Australian Youth Development Program.


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