Fund to honour Deni Greene – call for contributions

deni greeneAs previously reoprted, consumer and sustainability advocate Deni Greene passed away on 2 June 2012. Deni was a great consumer advocate, with strong character and a wry sense of humour.

Deni represented the Consumers Federation of Australia over many years, principally on environmental standards. In particular she was the Australian consumer expert and a project editor for ISO 26000, the international guidance standard on social responsibility.  ISO 26000 was published in November 2010 after many years work. Deni was a vital and committed consumer advocate who was passionate about her work.

On Saturday 11 August friends and family of Deni Greene held a celebration of Deni Greene’s life and achievements. For those who were there, it was a chance to hear a series of speakers talking about  their friendship with Deni, sharing memories and stories and reflecting on so many aspects of what she contributed – to each of our lives and to helping create a better world.

Proposal for an award in Deni’s honour supported by a fund

Those present agreed to establish a fund to recognise Deni’s many contributions to sustainability through an annual award named in her honour. The attached flier explains what we are proposing.

Our idea is an annual award, for 5 years, possibly with a gathering to mark the announcement of the award.

At this stage we are seeking pledges from those who would like to support this idea and recognise others who – like Deni – are standing up for the truth or undertaking innovative work.

There was a great response to this idea at the celebration of Deni’s life last Saturday, and we hope that you will read the attached and consider whether you might also like to contribute. Once we are certain that this idea is sustainable, we will write to all those who have pledged their support and make specific arrangements for their donation to be made.

Would you like to help?

Please let us know if you are interested in contributing to the fune before 30 September 2012. (Contact details in attached flier).

Chris Johnston & Karen Alexander