Meet Averil Bones


Averil has worked as an environmental activist for over ten years, including with WWF-Australia and Humane Society International. She has served on a range of committees and boards including the NSW Government’s Natural Resources Advisory Council and the Prime Minister’s Roundtable on Water Reform. She has participated as a volunteer in a wide range of community projects, for example the Australian Humpback Whale Survey and turtle population surveys on Australia’s east and west coasts.

Averil is an active member of her local community garden, and has recently completed work with the Commonwealth Government developing inter-jurisdictional climate change adaptation policy. She holds a Bachelor degree in Communication and a Masters degree in Political Economy.

2016 is Averil’s fourth consecutive year judging the Australian Clean Beaches awards. She never tires of meeting the passionate community members that work so hard to protect and enhance their coastal homes and is continually inspired by and learning from finalists.


  1. simone Scott-Stevenson says:

    Hi Averil,

    My name is Simone Scott-Stevenson and I am currently studying the ethics surrounding the banning of plastic bags in Australia. I am looking into the justifications of bans and whether these are making a significant impact or whether alternative solutions or actions by other stakeholders would be more efficient and appropriate. I was wondering if you may be available to ask some questions and pick your mind on the matter as I am aware of KAB role in this issue and their depth or research and understanding. Alternatively I would greatly value being passed on to someone more available to talk to me. Hope to hear from you. Kind Regards,
    Simone Scott-Stevenson

  2. Hamish says:

    Hi everyone

    My name is Hamish – I’m a 13yo Social Impact entrepreneur and VR app developer

    #SOS – #SaveOurSeas is the theme for KeepAustraliaBeautiful week, 20-26 August – check out this link for #LitterbugSmash and #OceanEyes GlobalScribes reboot in #beta WebVR –

    It’s built using the VR Melzo platform I’m working on with my #GES2017 partners from India, ShilpMIS and contains a short student film I worked on with one of my #GES2016 partners, Global Scribes

    Have a great weekend !!!

    By Hamish

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