Founded three years ago in 2009, 1 Million Women is coordinating over 1000 ‘girls get-togethers’ for an anticipated 5000-plus participants, with women hosting events in their own homes, workplaces and local communities in all states and territories.
Each get-together is focused on women’s practical ideas and solutions for living better every day for people and planet, saving energy and cutting waste and pollution, and saving money at the same time.
QUICKTAKE SUMMARY OF KEY INFORMATION FOR MEDIA CONTACTS
• 1 Million Women main website: http://1millionwomen.com.au
• Recipe for Change microsite: http://recipeforchange.com.au
• Key contact for media: Natalie Isaacs (CEO and Founder) mobile 0400301897 or email [email protected]
• Alternative contact: Liz Green at Liz Green PR mobile 0409488998 or email [email protected]
• Filming/media opportunities: Natalie Isaacs will be presenting at a special Recipe for Change event for GE and its ecomagination business in Sydney CBD 10.30am Friday 16th November (use contacts above for details of GE presentation & introductions to local hosts/contacts)
1 Million Women, a national movement of women with nearly 77,000 members via its website, and nearly 35,500 on Facebook, is coordinating the get-togethers as part of its biggest project ever, Recipe for Change, with the theme: when girls get together we can change the world.
The outputs from the big weekend will be collated by 1 Million Women and then published as a special e-book – the Recipe for Change, written by the women of Australia – to be shared with the women everywhere for International Women’s Day in March next year.
1 Million Women founder and CEO, Sydney-based businesswoman and mum Natalie Isaacs, is the featured guest at two warm-up events for Recipe for Change being hosted in Sydney by major corporations with national and international profile for their sustainability work.
• Lend Lease – Thursday morning, 15th November
• GE – Friday morning, 16th November
Ms. Isaacs, who is co-hosting her own get together with friends on Saturday night (17th November), said today that Recipe for Change hosts around Australia are now making the final arrangements for their get-togethers.
'All our hosts have do is get their girlfriends together anytime over the weekend, from Friday through to Sunday, and share solutions for living better for people and planet - covering the food we eat, home energy, transport, fashion, shopping, building and real estate, investment and more,' said Ms. Isaacs. 'The aim is to accumulate a huge grassroots resource - the ideas, questions and solutions for living better that reside among the women of Australia.’
Ms. Isaacs said that the philosophy behind Recipe for Change was all about 'just getting on with daily action'. Women have such incredible power when they work together for social good. Women also make the majority of purchasing decisions that affect household environmental footprint, so our behaviour as consumers is crucial.’
‘Recipe for Change is an opportunity for everyone to show that they are concerned about electricity prices, the cost of living for folk and the environment too,’ said Ms. Isaacs. ‘This is about not wasting food, reducing electricity bills, being fashion smart, changing our shopping habits and doing lots of things that are good for us and our planet.'
Among the many women already supporting Recipe for Change are celebrity foodies Julie Goodwin and Maeve O’Meara, world surfing champ Layne Beachley, singer-songwriters Melinda Schneider and Katie Noonan, film director Rachel Perkins, actor Noni Hazlehurst, design entrepreneur Liane Rossler, corporate advisor Wendy McCarthy AO, science presenter Bernie Hobbs and students Alaine Bailey of Penrhos College and Helen Wei at Sydney Girls High, part of the 1 Million Women youth program, 10,000 Teens.
The get-togethers can be a cuppa, a meal or a drink - but whatever the hosts choose,
1 Million Women is supporting them with:
- Great recipes and menus from celebrity chefs
- Incentives including prizes, discounts and giveaways, and
- Expert advice on how to save energy, cut waste and pollution, and save $1000 for the average household while doing it.
1 Million Women
Founded in mid 2009, 1 Million Women has grown into one of the largest non-political women's organisations in Australia. It’s one of the largest member-based environmental charities, with over 131,000 members, 83,000+ on Facebook and over 30,000 women and girls having attended one of its events.
1 Million Women’s founding goal is to engage 1 million women to collectively cut 1 million tonnes of greenhouse gas pollution, with each member committing to cut 1 tonne from their daily lives within a year of joining the campaign.
1 Million Women website http://1millionwomen.com.au
On Twitter @1millionwomen