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.
Open to individuals who are 30 years or younger, living in NSW. Individuals can be nominated by a third party or self-nominate.
2017 Green Globe Award winner
Anna Jane Linke: Seaside Scavenge
Anna Jane Linke – AJ to the many who know her – is a young eco-warrior, and the leader of a rubbish revolution.
Three years ago, AJ recognised that our dependence on single-use plastics, like plastic bags, straws and coffee cups was not great for our coastal environments.
Now at 24, she is the founder and CEO of Seaside Scavenge – an engaging and innovative waterway clean up event, where the litter collected by participants becomes the currency at a pop-up market filled with pre-loved clothes and books.
AJ drives to each event in a van packed with educational materials, donated clothing and a bicycle-powered generator for local musicians to share their talent while the trash is traded.
Having run 20 Seaside Scavenge events up and down the east coast with 1500 participants and 2500kg of trash collected, AJ now has exciting plans for new Scavenge chapters across Australia.