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Hummingbird Awards 2019

By December 10, 2019February 11th, 2020Uncategorized

LFIA’s Hummingbird Awards 2019

Volunteers are the heart and soul of the LFIA. Each year at our Annual General Meeting, we present the award to those that truly went above and beyond during the year to contribute to a Living Future.

Why the hummingbird?

The hummingbird was selected based on a fable from the Quechuan people of South America. In the story, a huge fire take over the forest, frightening the animals who quickly flee. All except Dukdukdiya, the hummingbird, who refuses to give up and stays to fight the fire. The hummingbird flies to a nearby river and picks up a single drop of water and drops it on the fire, again an again. The other animals call out to the hummingbird, asking why she is staying, as single drops won’t stop the fire. The hummingbird replies, I am doing what I can.


The 2019 Awards were presented to:

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Chris Buntine

Chris Buntine is a champion ambassador for LFIA and the Living Future mission,  always going the extra mile to spread the word and get people engaged in important conversations. He is a co-facilitator of the Living Future Melbourne Collaborative, an industry expert, and has an integral role in the Australian Engineers Declare movement.
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Jane Toner

Jane Toner has been a dedicated volunteer and supporter of LFIA for many years, including running workshops and guided tours at Living Future Symposiums. She is also a co-facilitator of the Living Future Melbourne Collaborative, an architect, and Australia’s first certified Biomimicry Specialist.