Founder and Executive Director Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE)
Matthew Wright epitomises personal sacrifice, determination, commitment and passion. In 2006, he set up Beyond Zero Emission in response to the inaction of leaders and decision makers in addressing issues related to climate change.
His vision behind Beyond Zero Emission is to help bring about the changes needed to reach a safe climate for current and future generations.
This vision complemented by his inexhaustible passion has generating high level support from a diverse range of sectors.
"Most Australians are aware of current environmental issues and motivated to conserve our environment but there are only a few who go beyond the call of duty and who make an extraordinary effort to protect and repair our environment. The Young Environmentalist of the Year Award allows me to give due credit to those who excel in leadership, dedication and achievement.
Through the 2010 Environment Minister’s Young Environmentalist of the Year Award, I am proud to publicly recognise our nation’s best young achiever and their contribution to the environment and a sustainable future.With this award, I applaud the recipient’s success, I encourage their continued work and I hope other young Australians are inspired. Every single action, no matter how little, counts. The media is filled with stories of what needs to be done, young Australians like these show what can be done."
The Hon Tony Burke, MP
Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
This Award is presented to an outstanding environmental achievement at a national or international level by an Australian individual between 18 and 30 years of age.Congratulations To Matthew and the BZE Team
You find the BZE Team in Kindness House, Suite 10 - 288 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy