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 2017-05-08 19:22:35 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Dear Wendy,
    Thankyou for your incredible courage and fortitude against such formidable bullies. You have acted with wisdom and strength on behalf of all of us and we thank you.
  • answered 2017-05-08 19:15:19 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Dear Wendy
    I would like to add my voice of congratulation and admiration for your unerring commitment and courageous stand against the might of the coal industry and their lobbyists who continue push the benefits of dirty coal in the greedy pursuit of dollars against all factual scientific evidence to the contrary. Thank you on behalf not only of those who are directly impacted by this environmentally destructive industry but on behalf of us all.
    Wishing all you the very best for the future.
    Kind Regards
    Diane
  • answered 2017-05-08 18:30:48 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Thank you so much for denying these multinationals from stripping out our resources and destroying our precious farmland. We shouldn’t even be selling coal to anyone. You give us some hope because so many would sell us out for money.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-08 18:10:54 +1000
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  • answered 2017-05-08 18:10:18 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: How can any clear thinking person be other than HIGHLY IMPRESSED & PROUD of her GREAT achievement !!! Congratulations & a wonderful example for ALL.
  • answered 2017-05-08 18:03:52 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Congratulations Wendy!. I was thrilled to hear of your award. In my opinion the Goldman Environmental prize could not have gone to a more worthy recipient. Your courage and long time dedication to the environment has been an inspiration for all. Thank you for all your hard work
  • answered 2017-05-08 17:54:28 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: THANK YOU WENDY, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU, the world needs more like you. I am sure you will put your prize to good use! With gratitude respect and love, from a city woman who nevertheless knows where food comes from and cherishes true agricultural custodians.
  • @lamporiumlouise tweeted link to this page. 2017-05-08 17:20:16 +1000
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  • answered 2017-05-08 17:20:01 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Thank you Wendy for your commitment to the health of our water and land. Much appreciation for your tenacity and perseverance. with gratitude. It takes strong individuals such as yourself to create excellent role models for generations to come. I hope more and more people hear your invaluable message and make it viral thus causing enough action to properly defend our natural resources.
  • answered 2017-05-08 17:15:56 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: You are very inspiring and gracious.
  • answered 2017-05-08 17:13:34 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: What a inspiration you are Wendy! You give us all hope that one day governments will listen to the people. Thank you.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-08 17:07:01 +1000
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  • answered 2017-05-08 17:05:35 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Thank you Wendy for your commitment to the health of our water and land. Much appreciation for your tenacity and perseverance. with gratitude, Nell Thayne in Perth WA
  • answered 2017-05-08 17:00:40 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Dear Wendy, Thank you for standing strong against the greedy coal ‘machine’ and protecting your land and our future. It is heartening to read and listen to your story of success. Cheers Clare
  • answered 2017-05-08 16:43:33 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Dear Wendy Bowman, Such a smile I have on my face since reading, quite unexpectedly, of your Award and of the Goldmans. There is so much of destruction and negativity in the media. So much of it I no longer read or listen to. I do what small things I can – sign petitopns, send regular donations and inform myself about positive actions. But you and your actions have stirred and heartened me more than I can say. To me you are a mensch. This is a high compliment given to a person of rare qualities, who has a sense of what is right and who acts with integrity and honour.
    Thank you for all you have done.
    Congratulations on being granted the Award and may you enjoy life and friends and your farm with good health for as long as you wish.
  • answered 2017-05-08 16:41:02 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Much Love to you Wendy, for your work. I am not far behind in age at 77, fully agree with you and appreciate it. .
  • answered 2017-05-08 16:38:16 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Congratulations Wendy, well deserved. It’s good to see someone standing up to the every more demanding companies and government to keep our water and land save. Thank you very much!
  • answered 2017-05-08 16:17:00 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Thankyou so much Wendy for your dedication to protecting our environment and precious ground water reserves. You are an inspiration. From The Neville Family.
  • answered 2017-05-08 16:11:03 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Well done Wendy , I admire and appreciate your efforts in the struggle to protect our environment
  • answered 2017-05-08 16:04:23 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: I saw your story on the abc, I think what you are doing and what you have done for the world, you are a great example of not being greedy. THANK YOU A LOT LIDIA X
  • answered 2017-05-08 15:55:07 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Bravo Wendy. It is so rewarding to witness an individual confronting the giant and winning. I am in a personal battle with the Queensland government and have had to resort to checking the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution, 1901, to prove a lot of laws and actions are totally illegal under the Constitution. You have given me new incentive. You are a true hero
  • answered 2017-05-08 15:45:05 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Thank you Wendy for standing up for protecting our environment for us and for future generations. I wish all people shared your values to protect our environment, farmlands and precious water.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-08 15:33:20 +1000
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  • answered 2017-05-08 15:24:00 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Well done Wendy! You are inspirational to so many others.
    I spoke to you briefly around the time of the Coal Seam Gas proposal for Gloucester.
    Wishing you the very best always, john
  • answered 2017-05-08 15:08:08 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: THANK YOU SO MUCH for all you’ve done! For standing firm in the face of Capitalism, and for doing what you know is RIGHT. My 17-year old son Alby and I salute you. You deserve this award; enjoy the attention and the fuss. Many blessings on you, from future generations to whom you will remain a Hero forever.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-08 14:23:08 +1000
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  • answered 2017-05-08 14:21:57 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: I am SO glad that there are people like you out there!
  • answered 2017-05-08 14:21:31 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: You’re a marvel Wendy…unshakeable integrity now recognized worldwide. From those early Minewatch Singleton meetings to the international stage. Fond regards Mike and Lyn Campbell
  • answered 2017-05-08 14:19:34 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Dear Wendy,
    You are wonderful!!! You help people to understand, whether we are 8 or 80, that we are part of the environment, not apart from. So when we degrade and destroy it, we degrade and destroy ourselves. The planet greatly appreciates you!. Many many congratulations.
    Lauriston Muirhead.

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