Wendy Bowman wins Goldman Environmental Prize

Watch 83 year old Hunter Valley farmer Wendy Bowman’s acceptance speech for winning the Goldman Environmental Prize and leave her a message below.

(if you want to know more about Wendy's uplifting story, read about her Goldman Environmental Prize win here)

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  • answered 2017-05-07 15:45:58 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Huge congratulations Wendy. I admire and appreciate your comittment and bravery. I hope that many more have your courage to stand up to the gready destructive corporations and our corrupt governments.
  • answered 2017-05-07 15:44:59 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Wendy, thank you! You are a hero. I find it difficult to find the words to express the admiration and gratitude that I feel towards you. Thank you and all the best.
  • answered 2017-05-07 15:43:14 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Wendy, we first met when you came over to Stroud to help the campaign against the Stratford and Duralie mines ten years ago. We (the newly formed Barrington Gloucester Stroud Alliance) didn’t know much about it but you were there to teach us the basics. Now we are called Groundswell Gloucester, and having seen off AGL we are fighting a proposed mine at Rocky Hill next to Gloucester.

    I point you out to my daughters as a real hero to be emulated rather than our present sorry leaders. May you live to 100 and may we all see the end of thermal coal and all mines that put profits before communities and health!
  • answered 2017-05-07 15:40:35 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Good on you for standing your ground and fighting the big corporations. You are a hero and a true role model. We need more fearless women like you who have an ethical muscle and put values before all else. You should be on our $10 note. Congratulations.
  • answered 2017-05-07 15:40:27 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Dear Wendy,
    Thank you for what yo have done. It is soooo good that you showed who the David and the who Goliath is. The thing is that the mega corporations all have the belief that they are the Goliath and can put through any trial they choose with impunity ‘knowing’ that they will win whatever happens. Yet, a stone from your sling dismantled their evil intentions and plans. (I am sre it took a lot more than swinging and releasing a stone from a sling! Thank you for what you did, my grand children will also know and you will be remembered for a long time.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-07 15:39:47 +1000
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  • answered 2017-05-07 15:39:44 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Congratulations Wendy, What a tireless Champion you are. You should be awarded Australian of the year. Thank you for your courageous stance on behalf of all thinking Australians & especially our 5 grandchildren.
    Warm Regards
    Chris Roles & Family
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-07 15:38:55 +1000
    Hear her speech: Wendy Bowman wins Goldman Environmental Prize. It is a humble and inspirational speech from a true fighter.
  • answered 2017-05-07 15:38:41 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Wendy, your stand against big business and their polluting of our wonderful land is admirable.
    Congratulations on receiving the Goldman environmental prize, well deserved!
  • answered 2017-05-07 15:36:40 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Wendy, Thankyou for all that you have done.
  • answered 2017-05-07 15:36:20 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: congratulations on your award Wendy & thank you for standing up for our environment & future food security, at personal cost.
  • answered 2017-05-07 15:36:14 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: You are a beacon to young people and all who love our land. You are more than any heroine I could create in a book. I’d love to tell your story in my newspaper, too, as I live in the Manning Valley where Gloucester is under threat. We try to fight in our own way, so you are an inspiration. Well done. love di morrissey
  • answered 2017-05-07 15:35:57 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Dear WENDY. Your speech gave me goosebumps. Thank you for your leadership. My your wisdom be heared and carried by many!
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-07 15:35:42 +1000
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  • answered 2017-05-07 15:32:05 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Wendy you are a champion. I wish we had more people in this world with your intestinal fortitude. Good luck to you and keep up the fight! The world needs you.
  • answered 2017-05-07 15:31:17 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Dear Wendy,
    Congratulations and a very well deserved award. It is so good to hear that ordinary people can win these David and Goliath battles and raise awareness of what is happening in rural Australia. People need to know exactly what the big mining companies, with the support of the political parties, are getting away with.
    For the sake of future generations I thank you from the bottom of my heart, I just wish I had your fortitude and determination to stand up and face such adversity, well done :)
  • answered 2017-05-07 15:29:42 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Congratulations Wendy, Yours is a wonderful story.
  • answered 2017-05-07 15:28:07 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Thanks Wendy for being such a wonderful example to all of us- unbelievable- words are not going to ‘cut the mustard’ for my gratitude for your action.
  • answered 2017-05-07 15:28:01 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Congratulations on your award and thank you for your commitment to our water and the environment.
  • answered 2017-05-07 15:27:07 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Congratulations Wendy .. I have followed your journey with great interest. You are a a most deserving winner .. an inspirational and empowering community warrior.
  • answered 2017-05-07 15:27:07 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Congratulations, richly deserved!
    Your stand and perseverance are an inspiration for us all.
  • answered 2017-05-07 15:23:11 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Thank you Wendy.Congratulations!Thank you for your fortitude and stickability in standing up for the Hunter (and therefore Australia)
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  • answered 2017-05-07 15:22:20 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Dear Wendy – Such a wonderful achievement and so justly deserved. Thank you for being one of those Aussies who make us proud to be Australian and may we keep you in mind, when having to deal with those Australians who do not have your love and respect for the environment. Very best wishes to all you strive for in the future. Thank you.
  • answered 2017-05-07 15:21:02 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Wendy, you make me feel proud and I’m sure the vast majority of Australians feel the same.
  • answered 2017-05-07 15:19:37 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Congratulations Wendy!!! It’s tragic that both our governments still fail to understand the significance of protecting water quality, and allow themselves to be blindsided by corporation dollars. It’s wonderful that your determination has achieved such a significant outcome. So many thoughtful people will take encouragement from this. Very best wishes from New Zealand!!
  • answered 2017-05-07 15:19:31 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Thanks Wendy, for all your heart felt work and determination, your courage, strength and humility are very beautiful indeed.
  • answered 2017-05-07 15:19:01 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Thank you very much Wendy for your courage and tenacity. Congratulations on receiving this award. It well deserved.
  • answered 2017-05-07 15:17:51 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Congratulations and well said!

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