04 Mar A personal thank you
A personal thank you to ALL our supporters from our co-founders Ant and Brian
FROM THE #EARTHTECH TEAM A BIG THANKYOU. WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT.
The EarthTech Challenge was developed to identify and support young innovators and changemakers with ideas to address and solve some of the world’s biggest social and environmental challenges. The 6-week online program saw 855 registered participants and 150 submissions participate.
Because of our mentors, judges and amazing supporters, 10 finalist teams, all addressing the United Nations Global Goals travelled from across the world to participate in a 3-day summit held on Noosa’s Makepeace Island, Richard Branson’s Australian home.
While at the summit leading experts, investors, business leaders and academics mentored our youth finalists from Uganda, Nigeria, India, Philippines, Australia and Bangladesh and supported their innovative emergency and sustainable housing, waste management, and medical device solutions.
Our team and supporters come from diverse backgrounds and cultures, and their unique touches, experiences and conscious decisions have not only helped build a movement, but they also helped develop a core part of the EarthTech philosophy. We are family, and our dream to MAKE IMPACT on the Global Goals would not be possible without everyone’s support. Thank you.
As one of our teams from Barcelona recently said, ‘I am sure that in 20 years we will continue explaining this experience and I hope that is to tell the beginning of the story. It is incredible to know that there are people as passionate around the world as you are and we will never forget that together we can change the world’.
EarthTech, the Challenge and Summit wouldn’t have been possible without the generous support of the following companies and individuals:
- Renton – Pottery for the Planet – Keep Cups
- Charles – Design Awards – Trophies
- Jo Tatton – Noosa Flight Centre
- Radinn Surfboards
- Lyre’s Non-Alc Liquor
- Mat Colefax – Xplor4 Outdoor Activity Specialist
- Mark Gurd – AV partners AudioVisual Masters
- Lyndon Davis & Gubbi Gubbi Dance
- Leah Barclay – Sound Artist
- Gabriel Quakawoot – Sculpture Artist
- Shauna Hill – Contemporary Indigenous Artist
- Makepeace Island – Emma, Nick, Chef Lisa, Paul and the entire island crew.
- RACV Noosa Resort – Shane Cox
- Rowena Walker – Photographer
- Tim Birch – Videographer
- Ollie Murk – Music
- DJ Roland West – Music
- Tijuana Cartel – Music
- Joshee Mannix – Balance Mastery
- Tim Nixon – Digica
- Hinter Coast Bus
- Noosa Ferries
- Peregian Digital Hub
- Noosa Council
- Silicon Coast
- Sinerji Organic Clothing
- Noosa Chocolates
- Mobius Projection Art
- Future Crunch
In addition, an entire tribe of people contributed countless hours, skills and talents to make both the EarthTech Challenge and Summit possible. In no particular order;
Nicola McAlpine, Rebecca Colefax, Lewis Best, Idan Grossman, Silvana Layton, Diana Ryall, Tyson Wienker, Ben Duncan, Michael Randall, Dr Hugh Butler, Marten Jagers, Glenn Milnes, Carl Hartmann, Alex Murray, Robert Murray, Ric Pruss, Hugh Butler, Chris Moorhouse, Janine Garrett, Alex Debney, Chris Boden, David Tozer, Christopher John, Federico Marcon, Loren Jagers, Stuart Clout, Leanne Kemp, Nicolle Kelly, Peter Ball, Anna Guenther, Will Tait, Andrew Laming MP, Rebecca Tapp, Tane Hunter, Melissa Neighbour, Simon Stodart, Steve White, Craig Manson, Martin Asher, Tiah Goldstein, Andy Fitzsimon, Raeleen Kaesehagen, Mark Gurd, Jandamarra Cadd, Melanie Cole, Sarah Moorhouse, Dr Kelly Page, Ella Woodbourne, Ruben Zikarsky, Bayley Pilling, Jandamarra Cadd, Andrew Terlich, Huw Griffiths, Coby Sullivan, Tim Nixon, Leon Fitzpatrick, Anna Harrison, Timothy James, Rodrigo Mena Reyes, Sophie Plumridge, Alessia Falsarone, Alison Foley, Alison Pilling, Andrew Freeland, Andy Lewis, Anthony Dow, Ash Heather, Ash Richardson, Bernie Woodcroft, Brad Carter, Brooke Orr, Chris Moorhouse, Christina Charenkova, Christopher Laughlin, Cliff Benns, Colin Graham, Damon Roddis, David Insull, Davina Vella, Dawn Moorhouse, Deidre Marczynski, Emily Phillip, Eric Kerr, Glenn Milnes, Grace Nicholas, Jacqueline Wilson-Smith, Jade Pender, Jenna Mikus, Jeremy Liddle, Joel Stevens, Johnny Thorsen, Joshua Ugwumsinachi Okorie, Julien Colomer, Katie Burke, Koel Thomae, Kristin Keane, Linh Do, Margit Cruice, Mark Paddenburg, Martin Asher, Mathew Colefax, Matt Abrams, Matt Henderson, Matthew Anderson, Matthew Colthorpe, Matthieu Rytz, Melanie Anderson, Michael Carrett, Michael Weston, Michael White, Ned Bowden, Nicole Dyson, Pam Moorhouse, Paul Carr, Paul Sanderson, Philip Crenigan, Renee Coman, Rob Fazekas, Robert Edson, Ronald Hill, Sam Penny, Sandra D’Souza, Sara Duddy, Sarah Moorhouse, Sarah Boyd, Scott Brown, Stewart McGrath, Ted Biderman, Tony Wibbeler, Wade Tink, William Henderson, Yas Grigaliunas, Christopher Tylor, Fisch Rasy, Joel, Anthony Dow, Jared Fossey, Kevin Puttergill, Sara Duddy, Mark & Claire Bunnell, Leigh Kelson, Glaiza Veluz
Photographic Credit: Rowena Walker