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Ben Thomas
Attended University of New South Wales
Lives in Sydney, NSW
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The fact that the Australian government is approving the mine and ports associated with these criminals is astounding. 
This is the company who wants to be trusted with the world's biggest coal port on our Great Barrier Reef coastline. A company accused of lying, stealing, bribing and destroying the environment they promise to protect.
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The Institute of Public Affairs has created a fake environment group to support the de-listing of the Tasmanian World Heritage Areas. Can you chip in a few dollars to campaign for them to stay listed? A few dollars will help cover Doha (where the World Heritage Convention is next week) in billboards so that it's clear what the people of Australia (and the world) really want done with our old growth forests. There's a reason the forest was listed to begin with...the fact that the conservative groups are trying to de-list it is just plain wrong. Go here and give a few dollars, please.
A conservative fake environment group are trying to derail our efforts to protect Tassie forests. We need to make sure our message cuts through to every delegate at the World Heritage Convention next week.
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Sustainable Development, Asset Management, Project Management
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Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Urban Planning, Urban Design, Green Building, Web Design, Stakeholder Engagement, Energy Efficiency, Climate Change, Sustainable Design
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Sydney, NSW
Previously
Muncie, IN - Bloomington, IN
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student. advocate. superhero. partnering for better buildings. addicted to the wild, but enamoured with technology. My life is my message and my thoughts my own
Introduction
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods;
There is a rapture on the lonely shore
There is society, where none intrudes
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more...
-Lord Byron

I went to the woods because
I wished to live deliberately,
To front only the essential
Facts of life.
And see if I could
Not learn what it had to teach
And not, when I came to die,
Discover that I had not lived.
-Henry David Thoreau
Education
  • University of New South Wales
    Masters of the Built Environment in Sustainable Development, 2009 - 2010
  • Ball State University
    Bachelor of Urban Planning and Development, 2005 - 2009
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