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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  • 💧Jennifer Meyer-Smith vs LNP🔥 #GoFuckYourselves
    @smithmeyerjen tweeted link to this page. 2017-05-07 16:18:10 +1000
    Hear her speech: Wendy Bowman wins Goldman Environmental Prize http://www.lockthegate.org.au/wendy_goldman_2017?recruiter_id=125458
  • Janette Mercer
    answered 2017-05-07 16:16:04 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Dear Wendy,
    Congratulations on your courageous determination in the fight to save your property and others like it. You are so well deserving of the Goldman Environmental Prize !! Doug and I know and understand the stresses and emotional strain you would have been through to achieve your victory – we fought against Premier Peter Beattie and then Premier Anna Bligh when they were determined to buy up properties in the Mary Valley, Qld. for the proposed Traveston Dam 2006 to 2009. We were determined not to sell out to the Government and have rich fertile soils in this food bowl flooded with a dam that was environmentally unsound.
    We love your spirit, your courage and tenacity.
    God Bless,
    Doug & Jen
  • Robert Oort
    answered 2017-05-07 16:15:29 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Dear Wendy, you are a champion, one of a kind, thank you!
  • Kitty porter
    answered 2017-05-07 16:14:38 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Dear WENDY, Congratulations on winning the Goldman Environmental Prize, thank-you for standing up against giant conglomerate companies that try to lay waste to generational farmlands. You are a true Aussie champion! God Bless & well done. SINCERELY, KITTY.
  • Margot Vidgen
    answered 2017-05-07 16:14:12 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Your speech was beautiful.
    Your words are true.
    You are an inspiration and a beautiful strong woman.
    Congratulations for the simplicity yet power of your speech.
    And congratulations to all who have and will continue to spread the word of this great cause, which is the future of humanity.
    Margot (from Paris).
  • Andrew Hall
    answered 2017-05-07 16:11:01 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: well done, thank you from the whole planet!
  • Michael Speers
    answered 2017-05-07 16:10:21 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Dear Wendy Bowman, proud of your determination and courage!
    Michael in The Clare Valley, South Australia
  • Nathan Wales
    answered 2017-05-07 16:09:50 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Dear Wendy, you are an inspiration and role model. It is people like yourself who help us to realise that we don’t have to let Government and big business alter our calling in life, one founded on principles. Courageous. Thank you.
  • Vicki Barry
    answered 2017-05-07 16:09:36 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Dear Mrs Bowman,
    Hearty congratulations on both your Environmental Prize and standing up for your rights and against the Coal Industry. More power to you.
    Your commitment is inspirational.
    Thank you.
    Vicki Barry
  • Graham Noonan
    answered 2017-05-07 16:08:38 +1000
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    A: Congratulations for winning the Goldman environmental prize and for having the courage stand up to the coal miners. Well done Wendy!
  • 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
    Q: Would you like to send a message to Wendy?
    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!
  • chris oakden
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-07 15:53:46 +1000
    Hear her speech: Wendy Bowman wins Goldman Environmental Prize
  • chris 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!

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