Our Voices, Our Future
Join Communities Leading Change for an online conversation about creating a prosperous and thriving future for the Latrobe Valley
We believe everyone deserves a seat at the table to imagine what the future looks like across the Latrobe Valley as we transition beyond coal and adapt to the impacts of climate change.
At the event you’ll hear from inspiring locals well as guests from other communities in transition. You will get to meet diverse people from all walks of life across the Valley and discuss how we can work together to create a thriving and prosperous future for the region.
We’re excited to announce we will be joined by the following speakers.
Jen Natoli is a Team Leader with E tū, the largest private-sector union in Aotearoa New Zealand, and is based in Taranaki. Jen has been on the Just Transition Taranaki 2050 lead group since its inception in 2018. The lead group is a voluntary governance organisation of the 7 poū of a Just Transition (union, iwi/hapū, business, local govt, central govt, community & education).
Chris Barfoot is an engineer and scientist with extensive experience in all aspects of power generation gained from over 30 years working in the Power Stations and mines of the Latrobe Valley. Since the closure of Hazelwood, he has been an integral part of the Gippsland Climate Change Network and has spent the last three years as the Project Officer for the Latrobe Valley Community Power Hub.
Danielle Coleman is the coordinator of Hunter Renewal, a project bringing together people, businesses, and organisations of the Hunter Valley to envision a diverse, resilient, and thriving future for the region.
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We acknowledge the Gunnaikurnai people as the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work and play. We pay our respects to elders past and present and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.