Founder & CEO, 1 Million Women
I am the founder and CEO of 1 Million Women, a global movement of women and girls who take practical action to fight climate change by changing the way they live. A former cosmetics manufacturer, I realised that individual action is key to a powerful path to solving the climate crisis. I decided to leave behind the over-packaged world of skin and beauty care, to create an organisation that inspires and empowers women to act. In my own life I focus on the carbon footprint of everything that I buy and consume in order to minimise my impact on the planet.
WE ARE WOMEN AND GIRLS FROM EVERY CORNER OF THE PLANET BUILDING A LIFESTYLE REVOLUTION TO FIGHT THE CLIMATE CRISIS.
1 Million Women is now a movement of nearly 800,000+ women and girls (and growing everyday). In Australia and around the world women make 85% of the consumer decisions that affect the household's carbon footprint – we can influence through every dollar we spend and every choice we make. The world needs a lifestyle revolution. It's easy to sign a petition or to put pressure on governments and march on the streets, which we have to do, but we can't do that on the one hand, and then live our lives with over consumption on the other. It's about bite sized changes - reduce your household energy, buy quality not quantity, cut your meat consumption by half. If millions of us did it, imagine the result.
We have just launched our game-changing app! The 1 Million Women app gives you the tools to cut carbon pollution in the key areas of your everyday life focusing on home energy savings and clean energy options, minimising food waste, reducing over consumption, investing and divesting (your money) wisely, sustainable fashion, low-impact travel and much more.
Join a growing community of women acting on climate change through the way we live and will see the impact in real time that we have when we all act together. No matter whether you are a climate warrior or a beginner, the power of this app is to show our collective impact.