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2017 Goldman Prize Winners

Wendy Bowman NSW one of the winners

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robert99 robert99 Sweden Posts: 1360
1 24 Apr 2017
http://www.goldmanprize.org/blog/introducing-2017-goldman-prize-winners/

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/apr/24/honour-environmental-activist-farmer-83-wendy-bowman

Honour for environmental activist farmer, 83, surrounded by mines on three sides

For 30 years anti-pollution campaigner Wendy Bowman has stood firm against mining giants, supporting other landowners under pressure to sell

In June 2013 Bowman received an Order of Australia medal in recognition of her fight to protect communities and farmland from mining.

Over the decades, Bowman’s farms have been ravaged by floods, droughts, disease – all the spanners that nature can throw. Balancing the demands of the environment and agriculture is delicate enough without mining thrown into the mix.

“Without water, there’s no life,” she says. “The pollution that’s happening is affecting humans and animals … I don’t believe this unbelievable greed for money in a hurry is worth completely just wrecking the land and the water for generations to come.”

see also http://www.smh.com.au/environment/hunter-valley-woman-wendy-bowman-83-awarded-the-goldman-environmental-prize-20170423-gvqj1f.html
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