Young Sustainability Champion

This award recognises and rewards a young individual for practical environmental solutions and promoting and engaging a community to improve its environmental issues. This award recognises a future environment leader.

Open to individuals who are 25 or younger, living in NSW.

Individuals can be nominated by a third party or self-nominate.

Meet your winner

Joshua Gilbert

Winner: Joshua Gilbert

Josh 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 current society. As a previously 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, Josh's activity 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 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 position sustainability impacts.'

Page last updated: 07 February 2017