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  • Wally Cubbin is president of the Goulburn Valley Association of Angling Clubs and regularly meets with water and catchment authorities

    “I didn’t do much fishing as a kid...

  • Tuesday Browell lives in Richardson’s Lagoon wetland off the Murray River near Torrumbarry. The 100 acres of land has a conservation covenant on it

    “That out there is...

  • Royce Dickson, a former school principal, helped form the Shepparton-Mooroopna Urban Landcare Group

    “I formed the urban group here, we’ve been going five years. I’d...

  • Rob Asplin runs River Country Adventours. For 16 years he and wife Joan have been taking people on canoe and camping trips along the Goulburn and Murray Rivers.

    “I grew up at a...

  • Peter Cummins owns and operates Waterwheel Wines in Bridgewater On Loddon

    “Our family grew tomatoes all around Bridgewater for 30, 40 years. So we purchased water from the...

  • Keith Stockwell is a retired school teacher who lives in Moama and is a BirdLife Australia representative and member of several community environment groups

    “A good wetland...

  • Athol Davis has been a woodcutter for 40 years in forests around Koondrook and Barham

    “I was born in Balranald up around the Murrumbidgee and moved to Koondrook when I was six...

  • Lina Hassan: ‘I like to say we need to work together for the environment’

    Being Muslim, Lina Hassan washes herself five times a day, always before prayer. These days she...

  • Tuan Trinh and Tien Nguyen: “If everybody does their own little bit we can make a difference in reducing waste.”

    Tuan Trinh and his wife Tien are serious about cutting down...

  • Magda and Shoukry Sidrak: Talking sustainability in Geelong and Mill Park

    Egyptian Magda Sidrak and her husband Shoukry were recently on a Geelong beach when they took the opportunity to...

  • Amy would like to see more Community Supported Agriculture

    Amy Glastonbury lives at Moora Moora, where she and her partner, Luc, run a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project,...

  • Ian Penrose: Yarra Riverkeeper, “A Voice for the River”

    Modestly describing himself as “a failed retiree”, Ian, riverkeeper and spokesperson for the Yarra...

  • Chris Murphy: Walking against plastic bags

    Chris Murphy is a fit and energetic grandmother who is working for the environment, literally one step at a time. A part-time teacher, she...

  • Rod Barbey: As a chef, organics is a vital step forward in sustainability

    Rod Barbey has been a restaurateur and head chef of B.coz Organic Restraunt, in East Hawthorn, for thirteen...

  • Georgia Hutchinson: “Let’s make cycling a growing thing!”

    Georgia Hutchinson is an avid biker. So it’s no wonder that when her industrial design lecturer at RMIT...

  • Robyn Erwin: Living Local, loving gardens and looking for better transport options.

    Robyn Erwin is a key organiser with her local environment group, Chelsea Heights EarthCarers (CHE)....

  • Sasha Hampson loves using car-share

    Sasha Hampson lives in Kensington in inner city Melbourne – without a car!

    “I used to have a work car in my previous job and now I...

  • Maja Graham: Bike enthusiast

    For Maja Graham, bike riding works on so many levels. And not just because she has a new shiny bicycle!

    Environmental concerns underline Maja’s...

  • Darren Peters, Transport Campaigner for the South Morang Rail Alliance

    When the ALP won government from Jeff Kennett in the spring of 1999, their promise to extend the Epping line was...

  • Russell Pearse from the Ararat Greenhouse Action Group wants a cleaner car

    Russell Pearse lives in Ararat, a community of 7000 people 200km west of Melbourne.

    The Grampians...

  • Greg Champion: A voice for our environment

    Singer-songwriter, comedian and long term Environment Victoria member Greg Champion is a passionate musical advocate on a range of...

  • John Pallozzi: Loving his retrofit measures

    Johns mother Rita, 77, is a pensioner, who owns the four-bedroom brick house in Fawkner where she and John live. Rita has been living there...

  • Kate Campbell: Making her home eco friendly

    Kate has been renting the three-bedroom brick house for the past 10 years. She is a single parent pension card holder. She has gas hot water,...

  • Clancy Moore: Making the place he rents green

    Clancy Moore thinks that cutting the environmental impact of the place he rents is important. And really not that hard.

    He and his...

  • Stan Vermeeren: Being a Green Landlord

    Stan Vermeeren believes the property he rents out will always attract the right tenants, quickly.

    After making his Coburg Californian...

  • Ali Majokah: Flexing his permaculture skills in Melbourne backyards

    Since graduating from our Multicultural Leaders in Sustainability project, Ali Majokah has been conserving water,...

  • Abdul Wedai: Greening up the East African community

    Abdul Wedai’s family will be the first East African family in his area to get solar panels, and he’s proud. But if he has...

  • Andrew Rainbow: empowering Victorians to make ethical choices

    Andrew Rainbow is the Editor of Melbourne magazine The Vagabond, a free, online, Melbourne-based magazine that aims to...

  • Tony and Jennie Croft: Getting five times the value out of the water

    The decision to produce organic vegetables was an easy one for Tony and Jennie Croft. The difficulty came from trying...

  • Greg and Jo Bear: Cultivating the tools and confidence to break with tradition

    Greg and Jo Bear have broken with 100 years of family tradition on their property in Boort to switch to an...


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