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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.

Toni Running for the Greens in Kalamunda

by Gary 8/25/2008 8:51:00 PM

Well—we’re at it again—or at least Toni is. This time Toni has agreed to throw her hat into the ring and run for The Greens for the district of Kalamunda in the upcoming state election.

Toni will provide a strong voice for hills residents on issues such as protection of our natural environment, improvements to facilities and services for youth, families and seniors, improved access to health services and improved public transport services and infrastructure.

It will be a very tough ask. The Greens have never won a lower house seat in Western Australia, however we are hopeful of a strong showing with many residents becoming increasingly concerned about the inaction of the Labor party and the proposed policies of the Liberal Party.

If you are interested in more information about what Toni is standing for, then check out her website here.

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State Election 2008

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