The recipient of the inaugural Deni Greene Award was announced in Hobart by the Bob Brown Foundation on July 1st, the anniversary of the Franklin Dam High Court decision, 30 years ago.
The Deni Greene Award was established to recognise the many contributions that Deni Greene made to sustainability during her time in Australia. This award is granted to a professional who has shown outstanding courage in their work for sustainability.
The recipient of the 2013 Deni Green Award is Charlotte (Charlie) Wood. There were six wonderful nominees, presenting the panel of assessors with a challenge. The panel – Cathy Grey, Alex Fearnside and David Crossley – came to a unanimous decision and their recommendation was supported by the Board of the Bob Brown Foundation.
Charlie Wood is a passionate advocate for the climate, sustainable food production and socially responsible investment. Over the past 7 years Charlie has volunteered, worked and interned with Amnesty International, Conservation Volunteers Australia, the Centre for Sustainability Leadership, the ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment, the ANU’s Regulatory Institutions Network and the Australian Youth Climate Coalition. Charlie now works with the Asset Owner’s Disclosure Project, coordinating their Vital Few campaign to get super funds to move their money out of fossil fuels and into clean energy. She is also campaigns director with 350 Australia, where she heads up their National Fossil Fuel Divestment campaign “Go Fossil Free Australia.”
It’s just over a year since Deni died so this event and Award is a special way of remembering her contribution and the feisty personality of our dear friend and colleague Deni Greene.
Many people have helped bring this award from an idea to a reality, through their support and financial contribution.