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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  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-09 12:08:55 +1000
    Hear her speech: Wendy Bowman wins Goldman Environmental Prize
  • answered 2017-05-09 12:05:43 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Congratulations and thanks for your courage and tenacity in standing up for the Hunter Valley which has suffered so many assaults from
    the coal industry over the years.
  • answered 2017-05-09 11:43:59 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Dear Wendy,

    Congratulations on receiving the well deserved recognition for your tenacious fight for the environment and farming. I ordinarily would not have responded with this message due to my incapacities and difficulties experienced in writing it as I am limited by a medical condition, MS. This decision to send my message changed once viewing your speech as realised that without people like you the future of farming for future generations is at great risk. You stood up and showed the success that has followed. Well done! I too, own farming property threatened by mining or I should correctly say ‘gas fracking’. Unfortunately, my medical condition has dampened my fight but your actions have given me the belief that people can win the fight if they are prepared to concentrate their efforts for a desired result that they believe in .

    Kind regards and best wishes,
    Ivy Kielman
  • answered 2017-05-09 11:06:22 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Good on you Wendy. In an age where selfish, short-term interest appears to be the norm you are a powerful example of the alternative. Cheers!
  • answered 2017-05-09 10:49:38 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Thank you, Wendy….I’m a person of few words and have little faith in people….you are an inspiration and give me some hope.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-09 10:49:23 +1000
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  • answered 2017-05-09 10:49:03 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Thank you Wendy.
    For your tireless efforts, your commitment to the land, water and people of your community and our nation, for not taking the easy road and selling out, for demonstrating how much you care for the future and for wanting there to be a duty beyond yourself!
  • answered 2017-05-09 10:20:37 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Hello Wendy thank you for your vision, your courage and your persistence. You are a wonderful role model, a legend, and your award is richly deserved. I’m sorry that your property is surrounded by such shocking environmental degradation. I hope you can enjoy some well deserved rest from the stress of campaigning.
  • answered 2017-05-09 10:15:23 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Well done Wendy, our planet needs more people like you.
  • answered 2017-05-09 10:06:59 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Thank you for your strength Wendy. We are all standing with you as horrific stories come from all quarters. We are adding our voices because it is so important for us to do so .Water is indeed life and also I believe is compassion and justice, may there always be protectors for them.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-09 09:42:18 +1000
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  • answered 2017-05-09 09:33:58 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Dear Wendy,
    My sincere and heartfelt congratulations on winning the Goldman Environmental Prize for your outstanding work in protecting precious farmland from the predations and destruction caused by coal mining. Your efforts are inspirational !

    On behalf of my entire family – all of us city-dwellers with the greatest respect for farmers – I thank you very, very much for your tireless efforts over so many years. I would be honoured to be able to help the Lock the Gate Movement in some practical way.

    Warmest regards,
    Maree Blanch
  • answered 2017-05-09 08:30:56 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Congratulations and thankyou for the hope your victory inspires for us all to go on speaking out for the sake of this precious land and all its life into the future for generations to come to be able to appreciate. Thank you
  • answered 2017-05-09 08:28:47 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: It’s people like you with courage that will keep the Country the best place possible for the next generations. Congratulations and well deserved award.Bless you.
  • answered 2017-05-09 08:13:11 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Well done Wendy. I hope that I can help to make a difference by supporting brave people like you.
  • answered 2017-05-09 07:49:07 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Dear Wendy, Australia is indeed a Lucky Country with you and like minded people willing to spend time and energy to education all of us regarding the needs of this dry continent. Your sensible and unrelenting approach is admirable. Well done all of you. Kind regards, Lynn Peck
  • answered 2017-05-09 05:49:48 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Awesome!.. Ethical planning and personal solutions for a happy society, better cities, better bush (not low density urban sprawl housing burying the bush) and no climate change chaos!
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-09 00:57:02 +1000
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  • @mynefeli tweeted link to this page. 2017-05-09 00:56:57 +1000
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  • answered 2017-05-08 23:57:16 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: We need more people like you in this world! Congratulations!!!
  • answered 2017-05-08 23:33:00 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: You makes us proud with your integrity, wisdom and good works. Wendy we should all in our own way, you have set a high standard, do something to protect the rich farm lands of this country Autralia.
  • answered 2017-05-08 22:47:45 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Hi Wendy: Lovely to hear about your win and the Goldman Environmental Prize. I have just received a letter from our Environmental Minister about Fracking. So lets hope the government start to take action. All the best for the future and let’s keep fighting together!!!!!
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-08 22:11:41 +1000
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  • answered 2017-05-08 22:11:00 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Thankyou, Wendy, for your strength and determination. You are an example to us all.
  • answered 2017-05-08 21:15:15 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Wendy congratulations on winning the Goldman Environmental Prize – you so deserve it for your courage and tenacity in opposing the massive coal corporations who only want to gouge dollars from our landscape. You are a voice for all who care about our precious land and water, and the need to maintain its health for the sake of generations to come. Hopefully the politicians of this country will wake up sooner rather than later to the fact that these mining projects are for short term gain and are detrimental to our food and water security and population health. May your actions inspire and give hope other small communities that they can also have their voice heard
  • answered 2017-05-08 20:39:41 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Well done Wendy you, you are an inspiration to other farmers and landowners who don’t believe they can stop the destruction of our prime farming districts and groundwater resources by large-scale mining. It takes belief, determination and great self sacrifice to succeed in such circumstances and you have shown all those qualities in spades. Thank you and all of your supporters in the Hunter Valley community.
  • answered 2017-05-08 20:29:56 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Wendy,
    Just want to say thanks for the action you’ve taken in the Hunter and congratulate you on winning this very important award!

    Sincerely,

    Steve Craven PhD
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-08 20:26:38 +1000
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  • answered 2017-05-08 19:50:14 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Dear Wendy. Thank you for your incredible efforts. This recognition is so important. You have given me inspiration to keep going with my small grassroots work in another tough environmental health awareness issue of EMR which is impacting all living things. I was horrified by your Bayswster Creek story. Such blatant direspect for human rights, our animals and environment by these big companies. My young son thinks you are a hero. God bless.
  • answered 2017-05-08 19:24:01 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Congratulations Wendy. Your speech was inspiring and so very true. People power success. I agree we need to save our environment and its people like yourself that has played a very important part of that process. We need to protect and preserve nature.

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