Jo Clay MLA is a Member for Ginninderra, elected in 2020. She is the ACT Greens spokesperson for Transport, Active Travel, Parks and Conservation, Animal Welfare, Arts and Culture, Circular Economy and Women.
Jo is a lawyer, writer, artist and businesswoman, strongly committed to urgent action on climate change and understands that we don’t have a moment to lose. As a child, Jo was concerned about climate change but assumed that by the time she grew up someone would have fixed the problem. Unfortunately, this is not the case and so Jo has decided to do everything in her power to help find solutions.
Jo has started The Carbon Diet, working with her family to cut their household emissions. Not only did they cut their carbon footprint by 75%, but also had fun and now have a better, richer life from making a few simple changes. She also set up a recycling company and discovered how the green economy builds community while creating jobs and generating a profit.
Jo is involved in grass-roots movements including the Stop Adani campaign and the School Strike for Climate. She is inspired by the creativity and collaboration of people in these movements, including school students, ‘Knitting Nanas’ and everyone in between, who come together to face a problem that’s bigger than any one of us.
Jo’s debut novel A Single Girl’s Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse was published by Momentum Books in 2013.