Australia has an enormous solar and wind energy potential – in fact, some scientists argue that we could meet the global renewable energy demand 100 times over.
Western Australia alone could be a global renewable energy super-power. Our unique geography and natural resources make us a potential world leader for producing every type of renewable energy – but less than 12% of total energy generated in WA is from renewables, compared to 24% nationally.
At Clean State, we believe the transition to a low carbon economy will create massive job opportunities. Between 2015-2019, employment in the renewables industry increased by 63% in WA, and it could grow much faster if we can grab hold of the opportunities and overcome the challenges of decarbonising WA.
And decarbonising WA also means a safer, fairer, cleaner home for us all!
That’s why Clean State was set up – as a non-partisan, not-for-profit climate action initiative advocating for green jobs and a green economy for Western Australia.
Through community partnerships and engagement, we embrace opportunities to build awareness and support local communities as they strive for a fairer, safer place to live, learn and work.
Our vision is bold, ambitious and powered by a growing number of informed and passionate supporters across Western Australia.
By 2030, Western Australia is a global leader in climate solutions, creating millions of clean jobs across the state. We envision sustainability will be integral to our way of life – so current and future generations can continue to live, work and enjoy WA for many years to come.
To achieve strong WA climate policy that helps us realise our renewable energy potential, diversifies our economy, creates thousands of jobs and builds resilient, climate-clever communities.
Clean State was established in 2018 as a non-partisan, not-for-profit climate organisation
Our Clean State Jobs Plan was a success.
15 of these recommendations have now been actioned or implemented.
From 2018-2021, Clean State built up a support base of over 20,000 everyday Western Australians.
This year, we formalised our commitment to high-level research, alliance-building and policy influencing.
I primarily work alongside young leaders, schools, youth advocacy organisations, youth advisory boards, peak bodies and policymakers across WA. I'm deeply passionate about the intersection of community, art, climate, social and racial justice, geopolitics, queerness, urban design, and conflict resolution. For me, climate action and community organising always go beyond addressing or acting on a singular issue. It is about working to become a more integrated, inclusive and supportive community. It also means creating avenues for meaningful, and sustained community care.
I'm interested in taking an integrated look at how transforming our built environments will help us to adapt to the effects of climate change - and how mitigating climate change also helps us to build beautiful places, jobs and communities. I aim to connect with local decision makers, climate conscious companies, business people, researchers, academics, and other committed and knowledgeable community members and groups who align with our values and aims as part of my role as Program Coordinator.
One of the most fundamental challenges of mitigating the climate crisis is connecting lofty international initiatives like the Paris Agreement with grassroots action in the community. This is why I work with Clean State - I aim to harmonise the top-down and bottom-up approaches to clean energy, because both are necessary for genuine structural change. My work with Clean State focuses on strategy, content production, program assistance and research.
My focus is engaging people and organisations who want to accelerate climate solutions, while promoting and raising awareness of the incredible climate initiatives already happening across the state. I work across the WA media scene, including journalists, editors and anyone working to enhance climate initiatives and solutions in WA. This includes government department advisers, corporate groups, academics, researchers, change-makers, innovators, community groups and individuals.
By working with Clean State, I contribute to building a sustainable WA economy - which gives me an everyday sense of purpose. Plus, community engagement is a pivotal part of developing evidence-based research. Constructive relationships with academics, businesses, and policy makers enables better understanding of our communities’ needs and aspirations on climate change action. I’m specifically interested in the economics of climate change, macroeconomic policy, data mining and statistical analysis.