Finalist: Junior Environment Champion Award
Known fondly as the Enviro Warrior, Patrick has been interested in the environment since he was a toddler. More recently, he has developed a deep passion for wildlife conservation and for connecting people to nature. He has built his own website to educate people about issues ranging from pollution, waste and recycling to endangered species and the best places to see them. He has his own Facebook page, Enviro Warrior where he shares environmental news, and produces blogs on a variety of issues from marine debris, tree planting activities and litter clean-up events.
He is the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Ambassador, the City of Gold Coast NaturallyGC Program Ambassador, a Queensland Youth and Environment Council member with Keep Queensland Beautiful, and the 2017 Ambassador for the Gold Coast Clean Up Australia Day. In 2017, he was awarded the Australia Day Award for the City of Gold Coast for his dedication to the environment.