Given OzGREEN’s Sue Lennox is out on the Bellinger River today with students measuring the health of the waterway, it seems obvious the local deserves to be recognised for her efforts in conservation.
And acknowledged Sue’s been.
The NSW Government’s Green Globe Awards are the leading environmental recognition program, celebrating excellence, leadership and innovation in sustainability.
It’s an award that celebrates the work of organisations and individuals who are leading the way in making NSW a place where people and nature thrive and this year’s Sustainability Champion finalist is Sue.
For more than 50 years Sue Lennox has strived for a sustainable peaceful world. Social entrepreneur, high school teacher and food-grower, Sue is co-founder and CEO of OzGREEN, an independent not-for-profit operating in Australia, South Asia, Timor Leste and Central America. Since 1992, Sue's work through OzGREEN has touched hundreds of thousands globally, equipping them to tackle sustainability challenges.
“OzGREEN's unique approach incorporates citizen science, sustainability education, participatory leadership and community development,” Sue said.
“It enables people to develop sustainable solutions themselves, and to adopt leadership roles in their schools, communities and workplaces.
“The Sustainability Champion award recognises outstanding individuals who have been instrumental in delivering environmental projects and demonstrating leadership in influencing and changing community or organisation views and/or driving change in sustainable practices.
“I am very excited to be recognised for my OzGreen work.”