The Spring Mingle held 30 October 2015 was a great event with a great location and fine weather. Thank you to all those who attended and especially thanks to the volunteers throughout the year and on the night who helped the Conservation Council and in many ways make possible the work of the Conservation Council.
A feature of the night was the announcement of the Conservation Council ACT Region 2015 Environment Awards:
- Member Group – Winner: Canberra Ornithologists Group
- Moira and John Rowland Young Environmentalist of the year – Winner: Vanessa Farrelly (SEED Indigenous Youth Climate Network); Highly Commended: Emma Bliss (AYCC Canberra – Australian Youth Climate Coalition)
- Environmentalist of the Year – Winner: Tom Swann (ANU Environment Collective and Fossil Free ANU); Highly Commended: Lynton Bond (ACT Landcare, Molonglo Catchment Group); Jodie Pipkorn (SEE-Change)
- The judges also decided to present a new Conservation Council Lifetime Achievement Award to Ian Fraser (inaugural Vice-President then later first Director of the Conservation Council).