Glenys has had a long engagement in environment issues in her local area, including as founding member and long-standing Chair of the Southern ACT Catchment Group. Over more than ten years, Glenys supported and helped Landcare and Waterwatch groups in her region, and in 2011 she established the Tuggeranong Lake Carers, which she coordinates to this day.
A member of Murrumbidgee Landcare Inc, Glenys is also a current Board Member of LandcareACT, the peak body for Landcare in the ACT. For many years, she has represented the ACT at the National Landcare Network (NLN).
While Deputy Principal at a Canberra high school, Glenys actively promoted environmental activities. Teaching horticulture, she was responsible for the building of a school greenhouse, which grew plants not only for the school but for other Landcare groups. The school won a number of ACT National Landcare awards as a result of thousands of students planting thousands of trees around the school and at many other places over a number of years.
Glenys has been President of the Tuggeranong Community Council (TCC) since 2015 and has lead and supported the Environment Sub Committee of the TCC.
Glenys was honoured in 2019 ‘For service to the community of Tuggeranong’ with the Order of Australia (OAM).