(L-R) Billy-Jo Brewer, John Fleming, Debbie Thompson, Andrew Davidson (Chair, AHNRCMC), Tamara Dandridge, Glynn Liebelt, Russell Dahms (absent)

Six people received Quiet Green Achiever Awards from the Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre (AHNRC) on Saturday June 2nd . The award is held to celebrate World Environment Day and nominations are sent in by community members.

“Each of the winners demonstrated their self-less personal commitment to environmental actions in different ways”, said Val Hunt, Coordinator of the AHNRC,

Members of the AHNRC Management Committee read the individual full nominations before presenting the winners with a certificate and voucher. The winners this year are:

John Fleming and Russell Dahms have been active members of Friends of Black Hill & Morialta for over 25 years, holding positions on the committee and organising busy bees.

Debbie Thompson who lives in  Monarto South has a horticultural background and has won awards for her sustainable garden in a very dry area and is a passionate about recycling.

Tamara Dandridge lives in the suburbs and is a gentle but fervent advocate of sustainable living and is an inspiration to her peers. She is a permaculture enthusiast and has reclaimed a patch in Croydon for the birds and bees.

Billy-Jo Brewer has been an outstanding founding member of the Charleston Conservation Park with excellent ecological and botanical knowledge that has been invaluable to the group. Even with a young family, Billy-Jo volunteers her time for local conservation projects.

Glynn Liebelt from Uraidla has run Adelaide Recycled Timbers for over 15 years. He believes it is better to reclaim, restore and reuse timber, metal, windows and anything else rather than it going to landfill and importing inferior products from overseas.

Over 50 people attended the presentation and stayed on to celebrate with the winners in a delicious shared lunch.