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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  • Diane Green
    answered 2017-05-07 16:08:07 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Thank you so much Wendy for all your hard work against such daunting odds. Our land, our water our air are our future. The future of this land is at stake. Your efforts are inspiring and I hope more people will have the courage and the determination to stand up to those who would destroy the viability of our land and rob us of our future.
  • Alex Summers
    answered 2017-05-07 16:06:24 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Hello Wendy,
    Thank you so much for all you have done to save our Planet,without people like you the mighty $$ would have the last say ,with all the corruption that goes on in our Governments turning a bind eye to the short term advantage at the expense Environment. As a Raw Vegan I thank you You deserve the recognition with this award and indeed much much more .Thank You from the bottom of my heart
    Sincerely
    Arthur Mc Nally
  • Les Johnston
    answered 2017-05-07 16:04:37 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Congratulations for taking the time and effort to bring about change by expressing your views.
  • Alice Cairns
    answered 2017-05-07 15:59:19 +1000
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    A: 2777
  • Sue Viewing
    answered 2017-05-07 15:58:47 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Dear Wendy, Thank you for taking a stand against Yancoal and Congratulations on winning the Goldman Environmental Prize!
  • Marie Jonkers
    answered 2017-05-07 15:58:37 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Dear Wendy
    You’re an inspiration to me, my family and the world. I’m so Grateful for what you’ve done and still do.
    Peace and Harmony.
  • Markus Pfister
    answered 2017-05-07 15:58:10 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Well done, Wendy! Continue to speak up for the rest of us.
  • Helen Bray
    answered 2017-05-07 15:58:08 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Dear Wendy,

    I am certainly willing to applaud and congratulate you on having the courage to stay with your belief in what is right and what is justice and you have won. Congratulations and best wishes and you along with all of us who have read this account of your battle will always be proud of what you have achieved.
  • Sharon Jones
    answered 2017-05-07 15:58:00 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Wendy..I am in awe of your courage. Congratulations.
  • Ludwig Heinrich
    answered 2017-05-07 15:57:35 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Congratulations on winning the Goldman Environmental Prize and thank you for your dedicated defence of farmlands and the environment.
  • Heather Duncan
    answered 2017-05-07 15:56:52 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Hello Wendy, Congratulations! Governments of all colours need to listen to people like you, more! We need our rural communities to survive & thrive! Globalisation has brought these multinational companies into our own backyards, without our permission! Please Keep teaching us all how to fight them! Well done! Best wishes Heather
  • Rebecca Humphreys
    answered 2017-05-07 15:56:00 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: HUGE congratulations Wendy! A well-deserved acknowledgement of all your efforts. An inspiration to us all! Thank you :-)
  • Sue Startup
    answered 2017-05-07 15:55:56 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Thank you Wendy for your courage and determination. Well done!
  • Catherine Riedel
    answered 2017-05-07 15:55:47 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Well done Wendy!
    I am a GP in Newcastle and a I member of Doctors for the Environment.
    I enjoyed your direct and well-delivered speech. Your longterm commitment to such a serious cause does deserve recognition.
    I have forwarded the email and video to my 90 year old father in the Barossa in SA and to my aunt who grew up in Broken Hill. They will both appreciate the outstanding job you have commandeered. Congratulations!
  • Christopher Oakden
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-07 15:53:46 +1000
    Hear her speech: Wendy Bowman wins Goldman Environmental Prize
  • Christopher Oakden
    answered 2017-05-07 15:53:18 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: good on you lady, together we can beat these money hungry parasites.
  • Jane Carroll
    answered 2017-05-07 15:51:26 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Wendy CONGRATULATIONS on this well deserved prize – the world needs more people like yourself to protect our pristine environments and farming lands from the greed of major corporations and lack of support from Governments both State and Federal who are not doing enough to protect and preserve the environments for our future generations. You are a champion for future generations thank you.
  • Dr Janelle Trees
    answered 2017-05-07 15:49:49 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Thank you for following your heart and caring for the ground on which we stand, which nourishes us. You did the work and showed leadership. Pleased to see you raising your voice and speaking from your wisdom.
  • June Keats
    answered 2017-05-07 15:48:36 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Dear Wendy,
    Congratulations! You are an inspiration. While I do appreciate that many have joined you in this the cause, you so aptly nailed the situation in your speech that governments are more interested in mining royalties than protecting the environment. May you enjoy good health & continue to have the energy to keep fighting & inspiring others.
  • Freya Nolin
    answered 2017-05-07 15:48:02 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Dear Wendy,

    Thank you so much for your courage and commitment in not only protecting your own place, but supporting and inspiring other communities fighting destructive coal mines.

    Congratulations for winning the Goldman Environmental Prize!
  • Marshal Anderson
    answered 2017-05-07 15:46:33 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Hi Wendy
    I want to personally congratulate you on this much deserved award.
    Its people like you that keep this country safe from the what I call the brutality of mining.
    In Queensland I believe we have an estimated 50,000 mines that have been walked away from and have never been re vegetated.
    So again thank you for your courage and determination in standing up to these ruthless multinationals.
    Very kind regards
    Marshal Anderson.
  • Patti Wilkins
    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.
  • Alexander Arthur
    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.
  • David Hare-Scott
    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!
  • Susie Crick
    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.
  • Clency Bernard
    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.
  • Chris Roles
    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
  • David Spong
    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.
  • Jane Majkut
    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!
  • Wendy Shearing
    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.

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