Saturday, November 10th, 2012
A women-led environmental action campaign is coordinating a thousand 'girls get-togethers' around Australia next weekend, November 16-18, focused on living better every day for people and planet.

1 Million Women, a national movement of women with nearly 77,000 members, 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.

Recipe for Change has drawn support from the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, who has recorded a video clip (see You Tube link below) urging the women of Australia to support 1 Million Women and its founder and CEO, Sydney-based businesswoman and mum Natalie Isaacs.

Ms. Isaacs said today that nearly 950 host registrations already had been received for Recipe for Change, putting it well on track to reach 1000+ get-togethers around Australia, with an expected 5000+ participants.

'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 - and to share this with women everywhere by publishing a Recipe for Change e-book for International Women's Day in March next year.

Ms. Isaacs said that the philosophy behind Recipe for Change was all about 'just getting on with daily action'.

'Women have 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,' said Ms. Isaacs.

1 Million Women is calling on all women in public life, business and community leadership positions to host a get together or otherwise support Recipe for Change.

‘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 chefs Julie Goodwin and Maeve O’Meara, world surfing champ Layne Beachley, singer-singwriter Melinda Schneider, film director Rachel Perkins, actor Noni Hazlehurst, co-founder of Dinosaur Designs 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.

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.

You can register to be part of Recipe for Change at


Contact Profile

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 nearly 77,000 members, 35,000+ 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.

1 Million Women website

On Twitter @1millionwomen

Natalie Isaacs
P: 0400301897


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