The Fair Food Forager & Friends Show

#18 Bob Brown - The Bob Brown Foundation, putting the future of the planet above ones self

September 18, 2020 Fair Food Forager / Paul Hellier Season 1 Episode 18
The Fair Food Forager & Friends Show
#18 Bob Brown - The Bob Brown Foundation, putting the future of the planet above ones self
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The Fair Food Forager & Friends Show
#18 Bob Brown - The Bob Brown Foundation, putting the future of the planet above ones self
Sep 18, 2020 Season 1 Episode 18
Fair Food Forager / Paul Hellier

Bob Brown has been campaigning and leading action on climate and the protection of our natural environments for at least 50 years. Inspiring fellow environmentalists and changing / challenging legislation as an Australian Senator.

In 1978 Bob Brown was appointed director of the Tasmanian Wilderness Society and was a leader of the campaign to prevent construction of the Franklin Dam in the late 70's

He was elected to the Australian Senate in 1996. In his first speech in the Senate, he raised the threat posed by climate change where government and opposition members laughed at his warning of sea level rises.

In 2010 Bob led the Australian Greens to a historic result with more than 1.6 million Australians voting for the Greens and the election of 9 Senators and 1 House of Representatives member.

He stepped down as Leader of the Australian Greens and retired from the Senate in June 2012.

He then set up the Bob Brown Foundation where he continues the campaign for greater environmental protection and a move away from fossil fuels into new technology and renewable energy.

We talk about the need to vote for the people who have the planet front and centre, rather than succumbing to the need for self preservation. The need to understand who you are voting for and the protection of forests and our natural environments.

https://www.bobbrown.org.au/
https://www.facebook.com/Bob.Brown.Foundation/
https://twitter.com/BobBrownFndn
https://www.instagram.com/bobbrownfoundation/



Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/fairfoodforager)

Show Notes

Bob Brown has been campaigning and leading action on climate and the protection of our natural environments for at least 50 years. Inspiring fellow environmentalists and changing / challenging legislation as an Australian Senator.

In 1978 Bob Brown was appointed director of the Tasmanian Wilderness Society and was a leader of the campaign to prevent construction of the Franklin Dam in the late 70's

He was elected to the Australian Senate in 1996. In his first speech in the Senate, he raised the threat posed by climate change where government and opposition members laughed at his warning of sea level rises.

In 2010 Bob led the Australian Greens to a historic result with more than 1.6 million Australians voting for the Greens and the election of 9 Senators and 1 House of Representatives member.

He stepped down as Leader of the Australian Greens and retired from the Senate in June 2012.

He then set up the Bob Brown Foundation where he continues the campaign for greater environmental protection and a move away from fossil fuels into new technology and renewable energy.

We talk about the need to vote for the people who have the planet front and centre, rather than succumbing to the need for self preservation. The need to understand who you are voting for and the protection of forests and our natural environments.

https://www.bobbrown.org.au/
https://www.facebook.com/Bob.Brown.Foundation/
https://twitter.com/BobBrownFndn
https://www.instagram.com/bobbrownfoundation/



Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/fairfoodforager)