In 2006, my lifestyle was very different. I was a cosmetics manufacturer, my life was all about over packaging and I thought climate change was someone elses problem. But the very short story is I had an epiphany and I changed. There were several things that led to it but ultimately the thing that really connected was I got our household electricity consumption down by 20% and when I saw that I had saved a heap of money and carbon pollution I realised I was powerful. At that very moment I took ownership of the issue. I realised every single thing we do shapes the kind of world we want to live in. I realised that as individuals and as a collective we are incredibly powerful. That’s what led me to start 1 Million Women (1MW) a few years later.
Natalie says the world needs a ‘lifestyle revolution’ and that women are in an influential position to achieve this, by the simple fact that women make 85% of the consumer decisions that affect the household’s carbon footprint, therefore women can influence through every dollar we spend and every choice we make.
We think Natalie’s a great example of ‘You Can, Too’!
Sometimes, you just need to get started. Joining your local Lions club is a great way to do just that by meeting people who are also motivated to make a difference in the community.
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