Who is Climate Change Balmain-Rozelle?
The group is an incorporated body with an email list of nearly 800 supporters. Here are the present committee members and some of the other more active people in the group.
Jenny Curtis [President] is a landscape architect living in Lilyfield with her partner and their three school-age children. In recent years Jenny has become increasingly aware that the way most of us are living is contributing in a catastrophic way to the demise of the balanced systems of our world. Her concern for the state of the planet that will be left for future generations has led her to consider what we can all do as individuals and communities to arrest the devastating consequences of climate change. She is driven by her experiences with and within the Australian landscape, and by the idea of individuals being empowered to be part of the solution.
Derek Bolton [Deputy President & Treasurer], a Balmain resident for 30 years, is retired from a career in computer communications software. He specialises in maintaining our Science and Technology web pages and writing submissions on state and federal government proposals.
"The details are complex, but the basic science is straightforward: we've put enough carbon back into circulation to disrupt the climate. Besides, as the oil runs out going renewable will save the economy billions each year. It's a great investment."
Dominic Case [Secretary and Public Officer] works in the film industry and has lived in Balmain for fifteen years. After reading Tim Flannery's The Weather Makers he realized that its message was complex, important and urgent, and determined to become more active. After working with the Australian Directors' Guild to establish their annual Grass award for green awareness in film-making and writing a report (No Time to Lose) for Screen NSW, he joined Climate Change Balmain-Rozelle for more direct involvement in the movement. As well as helping with general organizational work, Dominic publishes CCBR's e-newsletter and has developed CCBR's social media.
Gavin Gilchrist [Committee member] As MD of a sustainable energy consultancy, Gavin assists owners and operators of commercial buildings and offices to find ways to cut energy costs through efficiency improvements and then implement them. He's a member of the Energy Efficiency Council, and an experienced public speaker and media commentator on energy efficiency, green buildings and practical ways the world can cut its carbon emissions.
Angela Michaelis [Committee member] a Balmain resident and a a retired communications specialist with expertise in editing, media releases and event promotion. She has had a long-term interest in environmental issues.
- Past members
We would like to acknowledge the past work and continuing support of Alison, Sabina, Fiona, Sue and Lucy, and more recently Neil and Steve.