This award recognises a young person who’s developed practical sustainable solutions and has helped a community to improve its environmental issues. It is given to someone who has the potential to be a future environmental leader.
The award is open to individuals who are 25 years old or younger and living in NSW. They can nominate themselves or be nominated by someone else.
Open for nomination until 5pm Tuesday 27 June 2017.
Joshua Gilbert is a Worimi man from the mid north coast of NSW who uses Indigenous values and understanding alongside his agricultural background to inform and shape society.
A former chair of the NSW Young Farmers, Josh is a passionate advocate for biodiversity, action on climate change, renewable energy and revolutionising the way we talk about agriculture and Indigenous issues in Australia.
In 2015 he came to the notice of Al Gore, who invited Josh to be a part of his Climate Reality Project.
Josh has been instrumental in empowering others, speaking for the Office of Environment and Heritage, Oxfam International, the Australian Youth Climate Coalition and the Christian movement Common Grace. He has become a vocal sustainability champion in various media outlets.
Judges’ comment: ‘Joshua demonstrated a wide range of interests, activities, advocacy issues, outcomes and solutions in his nominations and the judges were delighted to see such vision and values achieving positive sustainability impacts.’