Friday, October 19th, 2012
Recipe for Change 16 – 18 November 2012

1 Million Women is calling on the women of Australia to get involved in practical action on caring for our environment, by taking part in Recipe for Change on the weekend of 16 – 18 November, 2012.

Women of all ages and across all walks of life are being asked to host a get together with their friends at their homes or workplace; to swap ideas, questions or solutions about practical ways to save energy, cut waste and pollution, and live more sustainably (and save money in the process).

1 Million Women will then take all the ideas, questions and solutions, photos and video clips generated from this weekend and publish them as an e-book, Recipe for Change. It’s unique guide to how people can live better with the planet, created by the women of Australia, which will be released on International Women’s Day in March 2013 and shared with the world.

Among the many women already supporting Recipe for Change are chefs Julie Goodwin and Maeve O’Meara, world surfing champ Layne Beachley, singer Melinda Schneider, film director Rachel Perkins, actor Noni Hazelhurst, Liane Rossler, co-founder of Dinosaur Designs, corporate advisor Wendy McCarthy AO, science presenter Bernie Hobbs and students Alaine Bailey of Penrhos College and Helen Wei at Sydney Girls High.

“This is not about politics, it’s about rising above all of the noise and argument about climate change and just getting on with action that makes a difference,” says 1 Million Women CEO and co-founder, Natalie Isaacs.

“We’re aiming for thousands of get-togethers for our Recipe for Change weekend – because what we’re talking about isn’t niche, it's totally mainstream. Women are natural leaders in our homes, workplaces and communities, including making most of the purchasing decisions that affect day-to-day environmental impact. 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.”

The get-togethers can be a cuppa, a meal or a drink - but whatever the hosts choose.

1 Million Women will support 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

Recipe for Change highlights the power of women when they unite for action, with the core Recipe for Change message being 'when girls get together we can change the world'.

Women can register to be part of Recipe for Change

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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 groups, with nearly 77,000 members, 34,500+ on Facebook and about 9000 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.
CEO Natalie Isaacs 0400301897 or [email protected]

1 Million Women Ambassadors include:
Bindi and Terri Irwin, Noni Hazelhurst, Leah Purcell, Lish Fejer, Katie Noonan, Maggie Noonan, Maeve O’Meara, Bernie Hobbs, Layne Beachley, Melinda Schneider, The Hon Penny Wong MP, Abby Coleman, Senator Christine Milne, Margaret Fulton, Wendy McCarthy AO, The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, Rachel Perkins, Jennifer Westacott

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