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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  • John Bellamy
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-07 18:09:46 +1000
    Hear her speech: Wendy Bowman wins Goldman Environmental Prize
  • John Bellamy
    @johnbellamy tweeted link to this page. 2017-05-07 18:09:44 +1000
    Hear her speech: Wendy Bowman wins Goldman Environmental Prize http://www.lockthegate.org.au/wendy_goldman_2017?recruiter_id=177241
  • John Bellamy
    answered 2017-05-07 18:09:29 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Dear Wendy,

    Thank you so much from all of us here at The Save The Trees And Animals Campaign.Com, and congratulations on your wonderful award.

    You are such an inspiration to us, and we hope that one day we will be able to save our Sydney Trees, just as you have saved part of The Hunter.

    We have realised that population growth and growth in consumption are the most destructive forces on our environment at present, and, unless we urgently address these issues, there is no point in any other environmental work.

    We must stop all population and consumption growth, stop all waste and pollution and save all the trees and animals, before our human environment is forever destroyed.

    We have been particularly encouraged by you, the Environmental Defenders Organisation, the Total Environment Centre, Lock The Gate, and the Sustainable Australia Party, and the other groups actively saving trees and animals, stopping waste and pollution and growth in population and consumption.

    Thank you, thankyou, thankyou! And congratulations again!

    John Bellamy
    Save The Trees And Animals Campaign.Com
    Contact – (02) 8958 3783
    Mobile – 0414 755 621
    Email – savethetreesandanimalscampaign@gmail.com
  • Bob Woodley
    answered 2017-05-07 18:09:19 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Bravo Wendy, you are a true heroine!
  • Coll Rose
    answered 2017-05-07 18:08:08 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Dear Wendy,

    Congratulations on a wonderful accomplishment. You have stood up to the big bullies and held them at bay. You are a champion.
    Well done Wendy. Stay strong.
    Cheers,
    Coll Rose.
  • Lyn Pelling
    answered 2017-05-07 18:07:45 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Well done Wendy!
  • Susie Thompson
    answered 2017-05-07 18:06:33 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Dear Wendy, water is indeed life, thankyou for doing your wonderful bit to protect our water and for caring about our essential underground water. What a wonderful woman you are, Peter Pan is smiling. Onwards & upwards.
  • Sharon Tomlinson
    answered 2017-05-07 18:06:11 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Thank God for strong, fighting women like you. It would have taken a lot of courage and many many hours of hard work to stand up for this very precious land of your’s and ours! Thank you is not enough to express to you the appreciation we feel towards you and your ‘win’! Congratulations!!!
  • Garry Mcpake
    answered 2017-05-07 18:04:53 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Thank you for being strong for our future.
  • Brian Quinn
    answered 2017-05-07 18:03:55 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: You are the real Legend. History will always remember you.Love and best wishes from the Quinn family
  • Peter Morris
    answered 2017-05-07 18:02:34 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: I’ve admired your tenacity for years and I’m really pleased to see you win this award.
  • Ro Bailey
    answered 2017-05-07 18:01:12 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Go Wendy, well done you!
  • Linda Newton
    answered 2017-05-07 17:59:25 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Congratulations, Wendy. Well-deserved recognition for your advocacy in protecting out environment and our future.
  • Wendy Davie
    answered 2017-05-07 17:57:31 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Wendy, you are one of the true heros of Australia. Thank you for your stance for what is right, thank you from so many of us that you represented. And most importantly, congratulations.
  • Merri Harris
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-07 17:56:42 +1000
    Hear her speech: Wendy Bowman wins Goldman Environmental Prize
  • Paulina Wittwer
    answered 2017-05-07 17:56:28 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Hello Wendy. You are quite a woman. I can see the determination and fortitude in your eyes. But I see something else also. You are absolutely appalled that those with $ signs in their eyeballs should discount and ride rough-shod over the lives, hopes and contentment of so many of us. And all in the pursuit of the almighty dollar. Go-Girl! as my young friends would say. I’m 63 and not averse to the odd scrap with shire council and Main Roads WA over unnecessary gravel road roadside clearing and their insistence on taking out 150 year old trees in order to align the road and ‘make it safe’. And I run the local Landcare group. Biodiversity, beautiful landscapes, space and feeling the wind and sun on our faces are what makes us Australian. Lucky Us for being able to experience these. And Yes. Let’s fight to keep it that way. Cheers.
  • Merri Harris
    answered 2017-05-07 17:56:14 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Wendy,
    You are a total inspiration to all of us!! You are my role model for the fight for community, our farming properties and our environment.
  • Frances Bell
    answered 2017-05-07 17:56:10 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Thank you Wendy, for sticking to your guns and showing big coal that we will NOT be dictated to, nor can we all be bought. Some of us still have morals and principles.
  • Anne Makhijani
    answered 2017-05-07 17:55:30 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Dear Wendy,
    You are truly an inspiration, your dogged and tireless work over such a long period of time says much about your spirit and your concern for the broader community and the need to protect the environment for all, humans, flora and fauna.
  • Margaret Bradstock
    answered 2017-05-07 17:54:57 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Congratulations Wendy. We need more people like you to safeguard our planet.
  • Sarah Buchanan
    answered 2017-05-07 17:54:51 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Can we younger folks clone you please and make an army of you to wage a strong win for all of Australia’s rich environment!
    You are a treasure.
    Sarah
  • K Smith
    answered 2017-05-07 17:54:32 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: You’re a champion Wendy. It is so good to hear that someone has won against these big companies and because of you that part of the world will live on for our children and theirs. Thank you.
  • Margaret Higgins
    answered 2017-05-07 17:53:49 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Congratulations on winning the Goldman Prize, Wendy. You are a great example of what can be achieved by one single person standing up to mining corporations. I hope that you enjoy living in your lovely home for many more years.
  • Kay Schieren
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-07 17:53:31 +1000
    Hear her speech: Wendy Bowman wins Goldman Environmental Prize
  • James Nash
    answered 2017-05-07 17:52:30 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Wendy, you are a carrier of wisdom and experience that few could match. Your efforts as a landowner, a farmer, an activist at minewatch are legendary. Your patience and, tenacity and capacity to see through the spin of the corporo-political drivers of coal mining despite the environmental and climate emergency we now face is an inspiration. Thanks so much for being the example you are, James
  • Andrew Hamilton
    answered 2017-05-07 17:50:09 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Immensely proud of a fighter against the ridiculous freedoms granted by Australian governments to miners.
  • Joelene Lyons
    answered 2017-05-07 17:47:32 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Dear Wendy, You are a National Treasure. Well done, you should be very proud.
  • Karen Wagner
    answered 2017-05-07 17:47:07 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Your courage and persistence are so inspiring. The truth is we can stop the evil corporations. We just need your determination. Congratulations.
  • Vera Yee
    answered 2017-05-07 17:47:00 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Thank you for fighting for our land, water and environment. You deserve this recognition. I hope you have energy left to keep up the fight and inspire us to do the same.
    Best wishes,
    Vera
  • Di Berthelsen
    answered 2017-05-07 17:45:38 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Congratulations Wendy. Your courage and steadfast doggedness are an inspiration and you deserve every accolade. Thank you so much on behalf of our family, now and into the future.

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