A personal thank you - EarthTech

A personal thank you

A personal thank you

A personal thank you to ALL our supporters from our co-founders Ant and Brian


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. 

Gubbi Gubbi Dance - EarthTech Summit Makepeace Island 2020

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:

EarthTech Summit In-Kind Donation from Pottery for the PlanetEarthTech Summit In-Kind Donation from Design Awards

EarthTech Summit In-Kind Donation from Radinn Electric JetboardEarthTech Summit In-Kind Donation from Lyres

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

Earthech Finalists at the Peregian Digital Hub with Chris BowdenEarthTech Summit - Finalist Accomodation by RACV Noosa ResortEarthTech Summit Supporter - The Tijuana CartelEarthTech Summit Supporter - Mobius Makes ArtEarthTech Summit at Makepeace IslandEarthTech Summit Finalists at Makepeace IslandEarthTech Summit In-Kind Donation from Design AwardsEarthTech Summit and Andrew Laming MPEarthTech Summit presenting Alex Debney with artwork by Contemporary Indigenous Artist & Digital Illustrator Shaun HillEarthTech Summit In-Kind Donation from AV Partners AudioVisual MastersEarthTech Summit Supporter Ollie MurkEarthTech Summit at Makepeace Island with Chef LisaEarthTech Summit with Joshee Mannix from Balance MasteryEarthTech Summit and Leanne Kemp CEO Everledger and Queensland Chief EntrepreneurEarthTech Summit welcome by Makepeace Island EarthTech Summit Supporter Noosa FerriesEarthTech Summit welcome to country by Lyndon Davis and Gubbi Gubbi DanceEarthTech Summit First Nations Ambassador Jandamarra Cadd - Artist and Portrait MasterEarthTech Summit Supporter Hinter Coast TransportEarthTech with Sculpture Artist Gabrielle QuakawootEarthTech Summit at Makepeace Island February 2020EarthTech Summit Welcome to Country by Lyndon Davis Gubbi Gubbi DanceEarthTech Summit with EarthTech Ambassador Diana RyallEarthTech Finalists at the Peregian Digital Hub with Silicon CoastEarthTech Summit presented by Colonel Brett Chaloner

Photographic Credit: Rowena Walker