Jenny Weber - winner of the 2012 Bob Brown Foundation Environmentalist of the YearAuthor: Marine Climate Change 2012 Jenny Weber is the winner of the 2012 Environmentalist of the Year prize from the newly formed Bob Brown Foundation. Jenny has managed the Huon Valley Environment Centre at Huonville, south of Hobart, since it set up ten years ago. She has shown ext | Time: 5.52 min
Environmentalist of the Year 2012
Jenny Weber has been a volunteer forest activist for the past 15 years, spending the last 10 years instigating and coordinating hundreds of direct action campaigns in Tasmania’s southern world heritage forests for the Huon Valley Environment Centre. Her single vision has been to protect the natural values of these forests against the pressures of clearfell logging for woodchips and veneer for overseas logging companies.
Jenny has been the prime motivator and supporter of the Environment Centre’s forest protection activities. In 2006, she coordinated a 14 month long blockade in the Weld Valley. The blockade was dismantled and 50 people were arrested during protests about the building of a new road into wilderness areas.Read more...
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The Deni Greene Award 2013
For a professional who has shown outstanding courage in their work for sustainability
The Deni Greene Award has been established to recognise the many contributions that Deni Greene made to sustainability during her time in Australia through an annual award named in her honour.Read more... Page 1 of 2 pages 1 2 >