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2004 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN THE COMMUNITY AWARD

 2004 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN THE COMMUNITY AWARD

Saving the Paroo River, NSW

The Paroo River is the last free-flowing river in the Murray-Darling Basin, flooding eight hundred thousand hectares for countless animals and plants. Dr. Kingsfords research, media coverage and partnerships helped save the river, when threatened by water resource development, culminating in a historical river agreement signed by Premiers.

Finalists:

  • Coles Bay – Australia’s First Plastic Shopping Bag Free Town – TAS
  • Moreland Energy Foundation  Community Action on Greenhouse VIC
  • Rotary Greening the Freeways WA
  • Stephen Ingrouille, Going Solar VIC