Chris Darwin takes the leap 'from wealth to significance'
Bush Heritage Australia welcomes Chris Darwin, the great-great-grandson of naturalist Charles Darwin, as a Bush Heritage Ambassador. A long-standing Bush Heritage supporter, Chris gave Bush Heritage Australia a generous gift in 2003 that led to the establishment of Charles Darwin Reserve, named after his famous relative.
Chris is a passionate advocate of conservation issues in Australia, and joins existing Bush Heritage Ambassadors Tim Fischer and John Williamson.
Chris said this was the right step forward to inspire others to support the work of Bush Heritage Australia and the urgent need to protect Australia's unique land, water and wildlife.
‘Living in the comforts of the Western world, it is easy to have a pleasant life, but finding meaning can be more challenging. When we donated the money to Bush Heritage we saw them use it to do something of significance, not just for Australia but for the world,' he said. ‘We encourage like-minded individuals to take the leap: move from wealth to significance, because it is something you will never regret'.
Bush Heritage CEO Doug Humann said the support Chris has provided to Bush Heritage has been an inspiration to many people, who have in turn provided their own support. 'We greatly value and admire Chris's enthusiasm and commitment to conservation. Having Chris as an Ambassador brings a new platform to inspire others.'
Read Chris Darwin's OpEd piece from The Age - Saturday 21 November 2009: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/from-the-origin-of-species-to-their-future-20091120-iqsm.html
Chris Darwin BSc is a canyoning, abseiling and rock-climbing guide in the Blue Mountains. Read more about the Bush Heritage Ambassadors here.
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