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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  • Emily Walle
    answered 2017-05-07 15:16:52 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Thank you for your courage Wendy!!!
  • Camilla Hubbard
    answered 2017-05-07 15:16:12 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Congratulations, Wendy, on your remarkable achievement, and on the Award. I pray our politicians, of all persuasions, will see the light and work together to preserve our land and water, and the needs of the farmers, on whom we rely for our food. Thank you and your colleagues for your efforts. (“It’s the farmers who feed us, and it’s now that they need us……”) Camilla Hubbard
  • Kaye Bonato
    answered 2017-05-07 15:15:21 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Wendy you are a total inspiration to us all……….well done.
  • Malcolm Orchard
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-07 15:14:07 +1000
    Hear her speech: Wendy Bowman wins Goldman Environmental Prize
  • Malcolm Orchard
    @Mal8888Au tweeted link to this page. 2017-05-07 15:14:05 +1000
    Hear her speech: Wendy Bowman wins Goldman Environmental Prize http://www.lockthegate.org.au/wendy_goldman_2017?recruiter_id=156394
  • Richard Fisher
    answered 2017-05-07 15:13:27 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Thank you for your magnificent persistence in protecting what sustains us. It is an example of true custodianship.
  • Carole Baker
    answered 2017-05-07 15:12:39 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Good on you, Wendy for standing up for a principle. I know from personal experience just how hard it can be to stand up for what is right. I take my hat off to you. More power to your hand.
  • Melinda Hammond
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-07 15:12:17 +1000
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  • Melinda Hammond
    @melinda_hammond tweeted link to this page. 2017-05-07 15:12:15 +1000
    Hear her speech: Wendy Bowman wins Goldman Environmental Prize http://www.lockthegate.org.au/wendy_goldman_2017?recruiter_id=201289
  • Linda Dal Castello
    answered 2017-05-07 15:11:27 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Thank you for your tireless work to save a unique and valuable area of Australia that all Australians would benefit from the rich farming land that produces food for us all and to stopping the destruction of environment and preventing more contribution for climate change.
  • Gill Pechey
    answered 2017-05-07 15:10:14 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Dear Wendy, I am inspired by your attitude and your determination. For me you are a hero, though you probably don’t want to be seen this way. I also love the Australian landscape. I especially like stories of Australian farmers who stick up for the soils and waterways. And for our grandchildren.
  • Murray Garde
    answered 2017-05-07 15:08:47 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Dear Wendy, congratulations on your award. You are the voice of all of us who seek to protect our land, livelihoods and the planet from destructive predatory extractive industries. We salute you and the inspiration you have been to so many.
  • Elaine de Saxe
    answered 2017-05-07 15:08:40 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Respect Wendy for your steadfast opposition to greed. You live the high principles of Australian citizenship by your defence of our precious soils for ourselves and future generations.
  • Sharyn Munro
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-07 15:07:54 +1000
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  • Sharyn Munro
    answered 2017-05-07 15:07:10 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: To Wendy, my Genteel Guerilla General, congratulations on this so well-deserved award. Your perseverance and determination to stand up for what is right, in the face of such seemingly unsurmountable opposing forces, gives us all heart and the strength to continue. Thank you for being you!.
  • Ann Gugler
    answered 2017-05-07 15:06:36 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Thankyou for standing up to the powerful to stop the damage to the land and all that live on and in it. I have travelled in the outback for over thirty years and seen what mining has done to the land. Once mined it is destroyed. Our underground water is precious and should not be used up for work that only damages the land where we live. It cannot be put back.
  • Ron Lloyd
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-07 15:06:32 +1000
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  • Ern Kotlash
    answered 2017-05-07 15:06:15 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Well done Wedy. Thank you for your stand against these people.
  • Gillian Lord
    answered 2017-05-07 15:06:04 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Thank you Wendy
    You are an inspiration to us all.
    Best wishes Gillian Lord Sydney.
  • Ron Lloyd
    answered 2017-05-07 15:05:56 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Thank you so much for your activism and community spirit. All strength and good wishes to you.
  • Christine Ryan
    answered 2017-05-07 15:05:50 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Congratulations on your stand against mining and thank you. I live near Felton in Queensland and it is a community who banded together to lock the gate. The world needs more people like you.
  • James Davidson
    answered 2017-05-07 15:05:37 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Well done Wendy! As a resident of the Hunter (Greta) I can’t thank you enough.
  • Sheree Montgomery
    answered 2017-05-07 15:05:14 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: If only there were more people like you in the world!! If only people who continually complain about environmentalists realised that they wont even need a job if they have no clean air to breathe, no clean water to drink and no food to eat if we keep going the way we are now.
  • carolyn walker
    answered 2017-05-07 15:04:41 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: thank you for your service to our country. in this world there seems so little done to protect our land and environment so i found your story inspiring and wanted to let you know
  • Sean Corrigan
    answered 2017-05-07 15:04:10 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Well done Wendy!
  • Jennifer Gregory
    answered 2017-05-07 15:03:59 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Wendy, you are my hero. You are an inspiration to all who care deeply for our environment and who continue to be alarmed by the encroachment of mining companies and their desire for profits and the government’s desire for royalties, at the cost of the future of all Australians. Congratulations on your well deserved award.
  • Elizabeth O’Dwyer
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-07 15:03:45 +1000
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  • Elizabeth O’Dwyer
    answered 2017-05-07 15:03:23 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Dear Wendy, My family and I thank you for making the world a better place
  • Richard Fletcher
    answered 2017-05-07 15:03:12 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: As you say Wendy, nothing is achieved alone and your words and actions make the rest of us stronger in our commitment to predserving the environment for future generations. Thanks
  • Betty Tullett
    answered 2017-05-07 15:02:28 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Well done Wendy on your great achievement.
    I became involved with Lock tHe Gate in East Gippsland while visiting my son. Back home in the West I continue to be involved where possible from my arm chair. Thank you again.

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