2017 Environmentalist of the Year

Adrian Burragubba

Adrian Burragubba is from the Babinburra Clan, of the Wangan and Jagalingou People (W&J) of Central Queensland, Australia - a part of the Wiirdi language group. He is a Wangan and Jagalingou primary Traditional Owner. Adrian is the father of six strong, independent, young adults.

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2017 Young Environmentalist of the Year

Murrawah Maroochy Johnson

Murrawah comes from Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) country in Central Queensland, in the region referred to as the Galilee Basin. She is a Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owner and identifies with the Wiirdi-speaking Birragubba peoples. She is a campaigner and spokesperson for the W&J people's Traditional Owners Family Council. Murrawah exemplifies the growing space young leaders occupy and the opportunities that exist when communities back a new generation of leaders.

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2017 Community Environment Prize

Reef Defenders

Reef Defenders formed in early 2015, when plans were afoot to begin construction of dredge spoils ponds in the Caley Valley wetlands on shore of Abbot Point. Coming together from across the Whitsundays and surrounds, they have worked to recruit and build capacity for non-violent direct actions and community resistance to the Adani project.

 

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2017 Deni Greene Award

Giles Parkinson

Giles Parkinson is founder and editor of RenewEconomy, the leading Australian website on renewable energy and climate policy in Australia.

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