The Brandwein Medal

2012 Brandwein Medal Recipient Wendy Goldstein

Wendy Goldstein is a lecturer in the Graduate School of the Environment, Macquarie University, Sydney (2005 to present), where she is program director for the awards in Environmental Education and Sustainable Development. Her interest is in how to engage people and work with them to bring about change for sustainable development.

Wendy has had a long career educating for the environment, particularly from her time at the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service beginning in 1973. From 1991 to 2005, Wendy worked for IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, at Headquarters in Gland, Switzerland. She was Head of Environmental Education and Communication and managed an international program of the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication (CEC). She took part in formative international discussions on education for sustainable development at the UN Conference on Environment and Development 1992, the World Summit on Sustainable Development 2002 and the UN Commission on Sustainable Development. She has been involved in developing capacity for biodiversity communication, education and public awareness in association with a number of environmental conventions such as the Convention on Biological Diversity; Ramsar Wetlands and Climate Change.

Wendy is a former Vice President of the Australian Association of Environmental Education, a member of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas, a former community member of the Sustainability Advisory Group of the Lane Cove Council in Sydney, and Deputy Chair of the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication.