Nats story, Founder of 1MW

Natalie Isaacs, 1 Million Women Founder

Before I started 1 Million Women I had a very different life. I was a cosmetics manufacturer. I was part of that marketing machine that wanted you to believe you couldn't be beautiful unless you were buying my product. I fueled overconsumption. I thought climate change was someone else's problem. But the short story is I had an epiphany and I changed. There were several things that led to it but ultimately the thing that changed my life forever was so simple. I got our household electricity consumption down by 20% and when I saw that I had saved a heap of money and carbon pollution just by being more vigilant around the house I understood I was powerful.

And in that moment I realised that every single thing we do shapes the world. That's what led me to start 1 Million Women.

I left behind the over-packaged world of skincare and beauty products, and began building a movement and with the help of amazing women and men, launched 1 Million Women in 2009.

1 Million Women is now a movement of over 1,000,000 + women across our social media channels.

I know through my own climate journey from apathy to action that profoundly changing your lifestyle is not easy, but it is key in helping to solve the climate crisis we face.

How we live each day matters. Every bit of C02 that we can prevent from entering the atmosphere matters more than ever and so does every conversation we have with someone else about climate action.

We have a real opportunity right now to see the world differently and to do things differently. To be a kinder and more compassionate society. We can create a world where we are not defined as consumers. Where every $ we spend or invest is for the good of the planet. A world where we truly connect with country and listen and learn from first Nations peoples and understand deep in our hearts that the land and the oceans and waterways are living systems.

Never underestimate the power that you have and we have together to change the world.

Nat xx

Natalie Isaacs, founder of 1 Million Women and Author of 'Right Here Right Now' and 'Every womans guide to saving the planet'.

“I believe a million women will tell a million more and lead a million communities."
- Natalie Isaacs, 1 Million Women Founder

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