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Jenny Weber - winner of the 2012 Bob Brown Foundation Environmentalist of the Year
Author: 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

Jenny Weber

2012 Environmentalist of the Year

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.


Miranda Gibson - The 2012 Bob Brown Foundation Award for Environmental Courage
Author: Marine Climate Change 2012 Miranda Gibson - The Bob Brown Foundation Award for Environmental Courage 2012 The ObserverTree is a platform situated 60m above the ground in an old-growth Eucalyptus tree, in the heart of Tasmania’s southern forests. On the 14th of December 2011 c | Time: 2.88 min

Miranda Gibson

2012 Environmental Courage Award

Miranda Gibson is one of Tasmania’s most committed and courageous front-line forest campaigners. She has been a core member of the environment group Still Wild Still Threatened for over five years, living at Camp Floz, a blockade in the Upper Florentine Valley.
Miranda has been the media spokesperson for Still Wild Still Threatened for the past year and half.

Miranda is a qualified high school teacher, specialising in Society and Environment and English. She has put her career on hold to dedicate herself to the campaign to protect Tasmania’s forests.


Dan Spencer - The Bob Brown Foundation Young Environmentalist of the Year 2012
Author: Marine Climate Change 2012 The Bob Brown Foundation. Dan Spencer - Young Environmentalist of the Year 2012 AYCC believes that climate change is the single greatest threat facing humanity, and that young people – as the inheritors of this planet – are the key stakeholder in hu | Time: 3.12 min

Dan Spencer

2012 Young Environmentalist of the Year

Dan Spencer is 22 years old and grew up in Adelaide.

While studying music at university, Dan became involved in the student environment movement and in 2010, left his studies to join the AYCC (Australian Youth Climate Coalition).

In December 2010 Dan joined the AYCC delegation to the UN Climate Conference in Cancun, Mexico.  On the last night of the conference he helped to organise a youth based action focusing the world’s attention on the 21,000 climate change related deaths that year.

The experience of the conference, and in particular meeting delegates from communities at particular risk from climate change, left a real impression on Dan and galvanized his commitment to become a full time community campaigner.


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