Who is Climate Change Balmain-Rozelle?

Climate Change Balmain-Rozelle is a collective of local parents and residents who have come together out of mutual distress over Australia's excessive greenhouse gas emissions and the world our children will inherit.

The group is an incorporated body with an email list of nearly 800 supporters.  Here are the present (2017-18) committee members and some of the other more active people in the group.

Dominic CaseDominic Case [President and Public Officer] is retired from technical and communications/policy roles in the film industry and has lived in Balmain for eighteen years. After reading Tim Flannery's The Weather Makers he realized that its message was complex, important and urgent, and determined to become more active. He joined Climate Change Balmain-Rozelle in 2009. Dominic liaises with other climate action groups, publishes CCBR's e-newsletter and has developed CCBR's social media.  

AngelaAngela Michaelis [Vice President] is a retired editor and former broadcaster. Living in western Sydney for many years, she helped run an award-winning native plant nursery, wrote about indigenous plant species, and served on a catchment management committee. Returning to live in Balmain and concerned about the impact of the world's greatest 21st century threat, she joined Climate Change Balmain-Rozelle in 2013. She's also a volunteer bush carer. 

RobRob Garnsey [Secretary] worked in information technology roles for a large media company in an era when typewriters were replaced by computers and publishing was transformed by the World Wide Web. While no stranger to rapid change Rob believes we cannot carry on with business-as-usual. "If the human population has tripled to 7.5 billion and atmospheric C02 leapt from 314 parts per million to 407 my own lifetime, we need to make some very significant changes or hit the wall"..  

Derek BoltonDerek Bolton [Treasurer], a Balmain resident since 1980, is retired from a career in computer communications software.  He specialises in maintaining our Science and Technology web pages and writing submissions on state and federal government proposals. 

"The details are complex, but the basic science is straightforward: we've put enough carbon back into circulation to disrupt the climate. Besides, going renewable will save billions each year. It's a great investment." 

Image Unavailable Michael Johnson [Committee member] sees Change as the new "Business as Usual". Currently managing a transformational change project in the media sector, he is a former journalist and production editor who has worked in Australia, South Africa and Portugal. He joined CCBR in 2013.



Jemima Garrett [Committee member] is an author, journalist and communications specialist with 30 years' experience in Australia and the Pacific Islands. She believes democracy only works if citizens play their part. On climate change the need is urgent as our politicians of all colours are failing us. She joined Climate Change Balmain Rozelle in 2016.


Meg Wallace [Committee member] has retired from work in marketing and academic publishing, and has been concerned about global warming since living through the Millenium drought and the Canberra firestorms of 2003, then seeing 'An Inconvenient Truth' in 2006. "The transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy has the potential to reduce global warming and air pollution, while creating jobs and providing cheaper energy. Why wouldn't we just do this as soon as possible?"

Past members

We would like to acknowledge the past work and continuing support of Alison, Sabina, Fiona, Sue and Lucy, and more recently Neil, Steve, Gavin, Kim & Kate, and in particular our immediate past president Jenny Curtis