Women Say 'just Do It' On Climate Change

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19th November 2009, 09:00am - Views: 610
Women in Climate Change: National Forum Series Starts With a Special Breakfast in Sydney

19 November 2009

As the nation's politicians debate 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 launch event at 7am on Friday morning, November 20th, at the Hilton Hotel, 488 George Street in the city (opposite the Queen Victoria Building).

Chairperson:
Bernie Hobbs, ABC Science Presenter (The New Inventors, ABC Radio)
Keynote Speakers:
The Hon. Tanya Plibersek MP, Federal Minster for Status of Women and Housing
Natalie Isaacs, CEO, 1 Million Women campaign
Sam Mostyn, Business and Sustainability Advisor, AFL Commissioner, Member of NSW
Climate Change Advisory Panel

Panel Members:
Lisa Corbyn, Director General - NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water
Jacqui Remond, Director - Catholic Earthcare Australia
Genia McCaffery, Mayor - North Sydney Council, President - Local Government &
Shires Association
Veena Sahajwalla, Director - Centre for Sustainable Materials Research & Technology - University of NSW
Patricia Akopiantz, Non-Executive Director - AXA APH, Energy Australia & Wattyl
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, now nominated for a Golden Guitar award)

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.

After Sydney, WICC moves to Brisbane for a Parliament House luncheon on Tuesday, November 24th, followed by another breakfast at Melbourne's Hilton on the Park on Thursday, December 3rd, just days before the UN climate summit starts in Copenhagen. Other capital cities will follow in 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 for 1 Million Women campaign, 0417 267235

SOURCE: 1 Million Women

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