Women in Environmental Action Awards

Friday, March 6, 2020 - 18:00 to 20:00

Location: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth WA

We recognise that this event is taking place on stolen land. This is the land of the Whadjuk Noongar people and we pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.

Join us in celebrating women’s achievements! Women across the state have contributed greatly to the environment and climate movement and we want to celebrate those successes!

Vote for the women and non-binary people who you think have made a contribution to the environmental movement in WA: https://forms.gle/YJ7JDWT4AfFsbYV7A
You are able to nominate up to 5 people. Nominations close Friday 21st February, make sure you get yours in on time!

At the same time as our awards, inside the Convention Centre, the Women in Resources Awards is celebrating achievements in the mining and energy sectors. Some of the world’s biggest climate criminals will be represented, including Chevron and Woodside. These companies profit from fueling climate change, stealing indigenous land and exploiting workers. We aim to hold a counter awards ceremony outside the venue, celebrating the achievements of women and non binary people within the climate and environmental movement.

We are not here to criticise the women inside, we are here to criticise the industry. It’s vital for us to not let the fossil fuel extraction industry get away with using corporate ‘feminism’ to avoid criticism for their general unethical behaviour.

There is a huge dismissal of women’s livelihood by these companies, highlighting their faux-feminism (see Woodside’s rig plans in Senegal: https://actionaid.org.au/actions/woodside-efa-petition/?utm_source=200128+woodside&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Climate+Justice&link_id=1&can_id=36c7d0ddbf52fe3d13aa6743ccfaba63&email_referrer=email_709205&email_subject=you-vs-woodside)