Retired Member of Parliament
Jeanette Fitzsimons recently retired as co-leader of the Green Party, having spent 13 years in parliament. Before that, she lectured in energy, transport and sustainability issues in the Planning Department at Auckland University. She has had a long-standing interest in sustainable energy policy, especially energy efficiency, ever since her involvement in the nuclear power debate in the 1970s. She is spending her retirement campaigning for sensible climate policy and against increased mining of fossil fuels in New Zealand.
Jeanette and her husband have a small certified organic farm near Thames, and she is a patron of the Soil & Health Association.
Her specialties as a CSAFE advisory board member are in energy, transport, climate change and small farming.