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Australian Geographic - - Contents - Chair: Jo Runci­man

OUR AN­NUAL AGS awards cer­e­mony is al­ways an ex­cit­ing time when we cel­e­brate those who have made sig­nif­i­cant achieve­ments in the field of ad­ven­ture and con­ser­va­tion – and it’s also the So­ci­ety’s ma­jor fundrais­ing event. I’m thrilled to an­nounce that this year will be more ex­cit­ing than most, be­cause we have se­cured a very spe­cial guest speaker: award-win­ning Cana­dian sci­en­tist, en­vi­ron­men­tal­ist and broad­caster Dr David Suzuki. In Jan­uary we hon­oured David as one of the 30 con­ser­va­tion­ists who have had a pro­found im­pact on Aus­tralians since this jour­nal was launched in 1986. David was orig­i­nally a ge­neti­cist and has long been an en­vi­ron­men­tal­ist of in­ter­na­tional in­flu­ence. Twenty-five years ago, he founded the non-profit David Suzuki Foun­da­tion to pro­mote pro­tec­tion of the en­vi­ron­ment. David is an ad­vo­cate of the idea that get­ting out into na­ture can calm and heal us, sooth­ing our brains, and im­prov­ing both our phys­i­cal health and psy­cho­log­i­cal re­silience – a con­cept with which we at Australian Ge­o­graphic very much agree! We’d love you to join us in Syd­ney on 27 Oc­to­ber to hear more of David’s ideas. Tick­ets will sell fast! To book yours now, see the op­po­site page.

2016 AGS awards guest speaker, en­vi­ron­men­tal­ist Dr David Suzuki.

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