Champion – Simon Corbell
‘Two of the things that bind me to Canberra and wider region are its sublime landscapes and a great respect for the untiring work of the volunteer organisations that restore, protect and celebrate our environment.
As former Minister for the Environment in the ACT Government I had the privilege of working with and supporting many of these organisations.
Since I officially launched the Capital Region Landkeepers Trust in 2014, I have watched it develop as an increasingly important provider of scholarships, fellowships and grants that are making a real difference to keeping our landscapes healthy through learning and leadership.
As a result I had no hesitation on leaving political life to accept the invitation from the Trust to become a ‘champion’ for them and their work.
Into the future the Trust will continue to make a lasting contribution across the Capital Region by investing in people and projects that lead the way in better understanding our landscapes, developing innovative restoration and management techniques, developing creative approaches to excite and engage local communities and supporting leadership and career development of Indigenous people wishing to work on, care for and celebrate country.
If you or your organisation share a similar interest in, or passion for, the work of the Trust there are of variety of ways you can provide financial support; as an individual donor, a benefactor, a corporate sponsor or a partner. The Trust is a Registered Environmental Organisation with Deductible Gift Recipient Status.
Together, we can all contribute to seeing the work of the Capital Region Landkeepers Trust restore and and protect the landscapes we love’.
Champion – Genevieve Jacobs
‘As someone whose heart is in the bush and has always lived there, and a proud resident of the Capital Region I am honoured to be a champion for the Landkeepers Trust. Over many years I have been committed to caring for the landscape: I believe that we are blessed with a landscape of unique beauty.
Here in the ACT and around the region we are at a point of major social and environmental change as the city grows. As the bush capital, our identity has been bound up in our closeness to nature, our passion for the environment and our commitment to sustainability and forward thinking. During my media career with the ABC and regional press I often observed how difficult the process of change can be as we ask what our values are as a community. What needs to be protected and why? How can we create a community that truly cares for country and for each other? Engagement and participation is vital if we are to find a consensus about the future and Canberrans always stand head and shoulders above the crowd for their willingness to get involved as volunteers and informed decision makers. The Landkeepers Trust has committed to proactive involvement in our changing landscape through scholarships, community engagement, advocacy and awareness building. I am delighted to lend them my voice and the champion their cause.’
Professor Keith Fifield; Australian National University Research School of Physics and Engineering
‘I donated money to Landkeepers to help establish the Christine Fifield Scholarship in memory of my late wife Christine who loved the Australian landscape and had a strong commitment to volunteering and the education of young people’
Dr Jenny Andrew; Consultant to the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation
Dr Sarah Bruce; Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Alice Menyhart; Bradley Allen Love Lawyers
Richard Jameson OAM, Indigenous Student Support Coordinator, Australian Catholic University
Dr David Freudenberger; Australian National University Fenner School of Environment and Society
Professor Ross Thompson; University of Canberra University Institute of Applied Ecology
Dr Jodi Price; Charles Sturt University Institute of Land Water and Society
Dr Ken Hodgkinson; Hon Research Fellow CSIRO Land and Water
Annie Lane; ACT Government Conservator of Flora and Fauna
Heather Tomlinson; ACT Government Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development
Tim Wong; ACT Government Natural Resource Management
Angela Calliess; Greening Australia ACT and Regional NSW
Toby Jones; former Greening Australia Capital Region CEO
Sue Streatfield; Conservation Partnerships New Zealand Department of Conservation
Adam Shipp; Indigenous Engagement and Training, Greening Australia
Stuart Jordan; NSW Aboriginal Corporation Southern Zone
Chrissy Grant; National Indigenous Advisory Committee
Miriam Adams-Schimminger; Landkeepers research scholarship recipient
Maryke Booth; Royalla Landcare – Landkeepers grant recipient
Greening Australia ACT and Regional NSW
Australian National University Fenner School of Environment and Society
Australian Native Plant Society Canberra Region Inc.