Women Say 'just Do It' On Climate Action

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30th November 2009, 08:00am - Views: 738

MEDIA ALERT FOR EVENT ON THURSDAY, 3rd DECEMBER

WOMEN IN CLIMATE CHANGE
Major New National Forum Series Comes to Melbourne


As the nation's politicians debate the fate of the Emissions Trading Scheme, a major new women's initiative is saying `just do it' in regard to action to cut carbon pollution.

Doors open for the women in climate change melbourne launch event at 7am on
thursday, december 3rd, at the hilton on the park, east melbourne.

Chairperson:
Caroline Bayliss, Director - Global Sustainability at RMIT


Keynotes:
Senator Christine Milne, Deputy Leader - Australian Greens
Sam Mostyn, Business and Sustainability Advisor & AFL Commissioner
Natalie Isaacs, CEO 1 Million Women

Panel:
Julie Birtles, CEO - Beyond Excellence
Linda Brown, Deputy Vice-Chancellor - Swinburne TAFE
Cheryl Batagol, Chairperson - EPA Victoria
Victoria Coleman, Senior Policy Officer - Sustainability - CHOICE
Michaela Healey, Group Company Secretary - National Australia Bank
Kim McKay, Social & Sustainability Advisor, Co-Founder - Clean Up Australia, Co-author - True Green Series

Entertainment: Award winning Singer / Songwriter, Melinda Schneider (Melinda will perform her song 'Courageous', the theme song of the 1 Million Women Campaign)

WITH funding support from the Australian Government through the Women's Leadership & Development Program, the event brings together representatives of women from across the community, business and government sectors, including marginalised women's groups.

The Melbourne event, which is also the official launch of the 1 Million Women campaign in Victoria, is being held just days before the UN climate summit starts in Copenhagen. Other capital cities will follow, with the series ending in Canberra in June 2010.

The series has been created by the 1 Million Women campaign (www.1millionwomen.com.au) and is being presented with Green Capital (www.greencapital.org.au).


MEDIA CONTACTS:

Ruth Hessey,
Communications Director,
Total Environment Centre & Green Capital
0425 253293

Murray Hogarth,
Communications support for 1 Million Women campaign,
0417 267235


SOURCE: 1 Million Women Campaign


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