Ian Kiernan

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Ian Kiernan "is the Founder and Chairman of Clean Up Australia and Clean Up the World.

"Ian holds Chairmanships with the Co-operative Research Centre (CRC) for Environmental Biotechnology and Lord Howe Island Museum Trust. He is a Director of CVC Reef Ltd, is Patron of the Enviro-Finance Association of Australia, Australasian Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association and the Sydney Agricultural, Rural and Public Land Trust, the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre, Charles Sturt University Institute for Land, Water and Society and a member of their Advisory Board. During 2004 Ian was made a NSW Ambassador for the Year of the Built Environment.

"In recognition of his leadership in the environment and the community both in Australia and internationally, in March 2006 Ian was awarded a Doctor of Science Honoris Causa by the University of New South Wales and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Trust of Australia (NSW). The Centenary Medal was awarded to Ian in 2003 and on Australia Day 1995 he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO). Ian was named the Australian of the Year in 1994 and also holds the Order of Australia Medal (OAM).

"In 1993, Ian was made a UNEP Global 500 Laureate for leadership in the local and global environment. The prestigious United Nations Environment Programme Sasakawa Environment Prize was awarded to Ian in 1998 while the World Association of Girl Guides nominated him for the ‘Building World Citizenship award' in 1999." [1]

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  1. Board, Clean Up the World, accessed September 22, 2008.