Congratulations to QASMT Year 9 student, Ned H, who is the 2022 Queensland winner of the Young Achiever Awards, in the University of Queensland Create Change category.
Ned founded The Turtle Tribe at the age of 11, with the mission of reducing ocean plastics by educating people about the global threat of plastic pollution. Calling for a ban on plastic toothbrushes, The Turtle Tribe is now one of Australia's largest suppliers of bamboo toothbrushes. Ned's latest project is crowd-funding his educational children's picture book, 'Say No to Plastic!'
Well done Ned for this important contribution and award, plus bringing a focus and awareness to the harm of environmental pollutions.
About the University of Queensland Create Change Award
Many young Queenslanders are passionate about creating change. The University of Queensland Create Change Award recognises young people that are driving activities, programs and initiatives that promote or create change. The Create Change Award acknowledges and celebrates the commitment young people make in achieving or participating in positive activities that empower change locally, nationally and/or internationally.
About the Young Achievers Award
The Young Achiever Awards is an annual award that acknowledges, encourages and promotes the positive achievements of all young people throughout Australia, up to and including 29 years of age as of 31 December each year. There are several categories nominees can select from and there is a winner from each state. Winners receive a magnificent trophy and other prizes.