Jo Clay

Candidate for Ginninderra

Hi, I'm Jo.

I'm running for Ginninderra because the Greens are the only party committed to real climate action, and we don't have a moment to lose.

I've been worried about climate change since I was a kid. Back then, they called it the Greenhouse Effect. I assumed that by the time I grew up, someone else would have fixed it.

But guess what? No one has.

We're getting record-breaking heatwaves every single year. We no longer have a bushfire season, it's bushfires all year round. My daughter is asking me the same questions I asked my parents back when I was at Weetangera Primary School.

What do I tell her?

That's why I started The Carbon Diet. I'm cutting my carbon footprint by 75%, one week at a time. I've discovered that it's not only possible, it's fun! My family has a better, richer life with a few simple changes.

I set up a recycling company, Send and Shred, with The Green Shed. I've learned how the green economy builds community and makes jobs while making a profit.

I help out on movements like Stop Adani and School Strike for Climate. School kids, Knitting Nanas and everyone in between come together to face a problem that's bigger than any one of us.

These experiences give me hope. We can make a better choice. I'm a lawyer, a writer, an artist and a businesswoman. I've lived in Ginninderra for 35 years.

I will use my skills and my love for this region to help Canberra make that choice.