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Green, Jan



Jan Green is a committed environmentalist who was an Australian Greens candidate in the House of Representatives elections for Hume in 1998 and in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly in Burrinjuck in 1999.


Jan Green studied art at the East Sydney Technical College and then worked in the animated film industry. She later ran her own pottery business in Dee Why and was a co-founder of 'Clay Things', a successful retail pottery co-operative. She also taught at TAFE.
As an active environmentalist she was a member of 'paddlers for peace', a group which tried to stop visits to Sydney Harbour by nuclear powered and capable ships and opposed the importation of rainforest timber.
She and her husband moved to Taralga in 1994 and she is an active member of local organizations, including the Taralga Garden Club, Landcare and she is the Southern Tablelands co-ordinator of WIRES. She is a member of the Australian Plant Society and is active in organising the annual Taralga Art Society Show.

Sources used to compile this entry: (accessed 14 July 2005).

Annette Alafaci

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