Recognition for Affecting Positive Change
Voting 10th – 30th April 2021. Finalists annouced early May
2021 ECO HERO VOTING AND SELECTION NOW IN PROGRESS
Nominations are in and the Public Voting for this year’s Finalists takes place between April 10 and April 30 2021.
DO YOU KNOW AN ECO HERO?
From the deserts to the rainforests to the reefs and the cities and towns in-between, we’re looking for those very special individuals who have been affecting change, all in the name of a better planet for us all.
IF YOU KNOW ONE, THEN NOMINATE THEM IN 2022!
We’re looking for someone who goes above and beyond to consistently encourage positive change within the community. The award aims to recognise and promote community members whose work or activities produce tangible outcomes for a better environment – and, just by nominating someone, you’ll receive a complimentary Gold Ticket to view the Underwater Tour Show. Why not consider nominating your Eco Hero in the 2022 Awards?
HOW’S IT WORK?
A short-list of successful Nominees will be asked for a Submission that will be assessed by our panel. A pool of finalists will be chosen by Public Vote, and from that group the Eco Hero is announced.
YOUR NOMINATION FEE SUPPORTS #REALCONSERVATION
The nomination fee of $40 this year will be donated to Rainforest Rescue, support their ongoing work of protecting and restoring rainforests in Australia and internationally.
Tour Partner – Lady Elliot Discovery Prize
Lady Elliot Island 2 nights stay in a Reef Unit with flights from Bundaberg or Hervey Bay for 2 adults (suitable for snorkelers or divers).
- Includes Breakfast & Dinner daily
- Combined Glass Bottom Boat/Snorkel Tour
- Guided Reef Walk (tide dependent)
- Island Orientation Tour
- Range of Guided Activities/Tours,
- Snorkel equipment
- Use of Resort facilities.
Lady Elliot Island is a coral cay located at the southern tip of the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef.
Situated within a highly protected ‘Green Zone’ the coral cay is a sanctuary for over 1,200 species of marine life and is known for its abundance of manta rays, turtles, amazing array of spectacular marine life and unspoilt coral reef. Visit our Flora, Fauna and Marine Life page for more information about the Great Barrier Reef and the Islands history, flora and fauna.
The Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort is a family run and operated eco-tourism business. Peter Gash, family and several partners have held the lease from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to operate the resort since 2005. Since this time, enormous strides have been made to introduce sustainable initiatives to convert the resort to renewable energy with the goal to be 100% renewable by 2020. To read more on the resort’s sustainable initiatives please visit our sustainability page.
As guests to our Island we ask that you read and commit to our Sustainability Pledge so together we can make a difference and protect our beautiful Island.
RAINFOREST RESCUE HAS BEEN PROTECTING AND RESTORING RAINFORESTS SINCE 1999. WE DO THIS BY PURCHASING PROPERTIES OF HIGH CONSERVATION VALUE RAINFOREST AND PROTECTING THEIR BIODIVERSITY. WE ALSO RESTORE RAINFOREST THROUGH PLANTING, MAINTENANCE AND WEED REMOVAL.
Rainforest Rescue is a not-for-profit organisation that has been protecting and restoring rainforests in Australia and internationally since March 1999 by providing opportunities for individuals and businesses to Protect Rainforests Forever.
Our projects re-establish rainforests through planting, maintenance and restoration programs, as well as purchasing and protecting high conservation value rainforest and preserving its biodiversity.
To Protect Rainforests Forever.
Rescue vulnerable rainforests by buying threatened properties;
Restore damaged and fragmented habitat through reforestation;
Conserve the biodiversity and cultural heritage of Rainforest; and
Learn from the forest, sharing and raising awareness.
Rainforest Rescue is an Australian Company Limited by Guarantee, managed by a Board of Directors who contribute their service on a voluntary basis. Our ABN is 61 086 885 154 and our ACN is 086 885 154.
Our headquarters in Mullumbimby, NSW hosts the core team and administration function. We also have a conservation team in the Daintree to undertake land management and run our native nursery, and a Partnership Manager in our Sydney satellite office. In addition to staff and interns we have the support of many volunteers.
Rainforest Rescue was established from a community wish to protect rainforest forever. We are committed to building relationships with individuals, philanthropists, businesses and grant-making organisations through which the majority of our funding is sourced.
We are listed on the Australian government’s Register of Environmental Organisations which provided us with tax-deductible gift recipient status, enabling Australian residents to make tax-deductible donations to the organisation.
Rainforest Rescue acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which our organisation is located, where we work and where we live. We respect ancestors and Elders past, present and emerging.