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WHO IS

Jamie Durie is an award-winning international designer, author and TV presenter with over two decades of design experience.

Since launching his own design business, Durie Design, in 1998, Jamie has received more than 33 international design awards, while building a strong reputation as one of the most knowledgeable and innovative designers in the industry. What most people don’t know is that Jamie is also a passionate and committed environmentalist and the work and constant commitment that he has made of his own accord for over 27 years. He has supported our environment alongside over 50 environmental organisations activating over 50,000 environmental events globally. This has led to Jamie’s creation of Groundswell.

At present, Jamie works with numerous environmental organisations dedicated to conservation and sustainable design practice including: The United Nations World Environment Day, the Australian Conservation Foundation, Greening Australia, Planet Ark, Greenpeace and Earth Hour.

Jamie was one of 200 Australians selected to be trained by former US Vice President Al Gore as a Climate Change presenter. He hosted the Australian Conservation Foundation’s Spirituality and Sustainability Forum with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Jamie is also an ambassador and former board member of the Royal Botanic Gardens Foundation, Sydney.

In honour of his work in the area over the last two decades, Jamie was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2013 for Services to the Environment & Design. In 2004, Jamie received the Centenary Medal for Services to the Environment, Television, and the Community.

ENVIRONMENTAL BIOGRAPHY

1993 – 2019 | 26 YEARS OF COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT

2018 Tetra Pak Oceania Environmental talk to staff.

2018 Keynote Speaker, Green Building Council of Australia’s Green Cities 2018 Conference

2017 – 2018 Master Wealth Control Events – Presentation on Property Developments of the Future

2017 Mansion Magazine article, The Australian Newswpaper, Indigo Slam Eco Home.

2017 Mansion Magazine article, The Australian Newspaper, The Greening of Architecture.

2017 Digital Promotion of The Burcham’s Environmental Initiative

2017 Spokesperson for Townsville QLD Council’s Water Management 3 Year Programme

2017 Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation Ambassador

2017 Climate Reality Project Presentation – Nurses & Midwives Association Conference

2017 Future Housing Taskforce Presentation

2016 The School of Life – Game Changers: Living With Nature Presentation

2016 Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation Ambassador 2015 Sustainable Furnishings Council Member 2014 Bushlink Ambassador

2014    Lexus HybridAmbassador

2014    Melbourne Botanic Garden, Environmental Panel interview with Tim Flannery on water saving and climate change initiativesAustralia

2014    Proven Winners USA Garden Centre Tour, live appearances and environmental lectures to 20 top USA garden centers in 20States.

2014    Planet Ark National Tree Day Ambassador, featured in radio, supported by media Australiawide.

2014    Sea Shepard Fund Raising event , SydneyAustralia

2013    Lexus HybridAmbassador

2013    Planet Ark National Tree Day Ambassador, featured in TVC, public tree planting appearances, supported by media Australiawide.

2013    ResurgenceHosted Environmental Appearance and lecture by Satish Kumar, Avalon,Sydney.

2012    Lexus HybridAmbassador

2012    Forestry Stewardship Council USA, judge for environmentalcampaign

2009 Greenpeace Design & presentation of frog habitats school project

2008 Qantas Carbon offset tree planting in Dubbo

2008 United Nations New York Official ambassador appearance and ceremonial planting for Clean up the World Day with head of Environmental Department United Nations

2008 Qantas In Flight TV Commercial as Ambassador for Qantas on board recycling program

2008 Origin Energy Restoring the balance, release of 250,000 propagated fish into the Murray Darling Basin

2008 Singapore Institute of Architects Environmental lecture.

2008 Department of Environment , Victorian Government, Environmental address

2008 National Australia Bank Online Environmental Presentation, Melbourne, exposure 42,000 people.

2008 Origin Energy Climate Change Presentation at Melbourne Museum for 1800 people.

2008 Department of Environment, Victorian Government, Environmental Address

2008 Toyota Prius Ambassador

2008 Al Gore Climate Change Presentation Speaking Engagement, De Lorenzo to 1500 people.

2008 Do Something Paper-less Alliance campaign.

2008 Land Care Backyard Blitz Environmental Special

2007 Australian Conservation Foundation Appearance with the Dalai Lama and planting of a sacred Wollemi Pine, with the Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Dr Tim Entwisle.

2007 Planet Ark National Tree Day Ambassador, featured in TVC, public tree planting appearances, supported by media Australia wide.

2007 Australian Conservation Foundation Appearance, master of ceremonies and environmental speaker in conjunction with His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama for the Spirituality and Sustainability event, Burswood Dome,-

Interviewed his Holiness the Dalai Lama, Burswood Dome audience 17,000.

2007 Planet Ark Organiser, appearance, speech and Master of Ceremonies

for school planting day Hunter Valley gardens approximately 600 children participated. Presentation on the importance of bugs and worms and potting project demonstration for all children.

Qantas Carbon offset tree planting in Dubbo

2007 Toyota Toyota Prius event and environmental address /online campaign, Sydney Motor Show

2007 Origin Energy Rooftop Design Garden Installation and launch for on sustainable city rooftops.

2007 Royal Botanic Gardens Environmental Speech and appearance at Al Gore

An Inconvenient Truth screening at the Moonlight Cinemas, Royal Botanic Gardens.

2007 Royal Botanic Gardens Wydnham Wines Vine Opening – speech and appearance and vine planting in conjunction with Her Excellency, Governor of NSW.

2006 Backyard Blitz Environmental school makeover in conjunction with General Peter Cosgrove, Innisfail, Queensland.

2006 Planet Ark National Tree Day Ambassador, featured in TVC, public tree planting appearances, supported by media Australia wide.

2006 Sustainable Paper Environmental Lecture Tasmania, Australia

2006 Royal Botanic Gardens Rose Garden Opening, speech and appearance

–printandradio2004-Appearance,speechandopeningwithLordMayor,for Sydney design competition, in conjunction with Royal Botanic Gardens, and Sydney in Bloom – televised, radio andprint.

2005 Planet Ark National Tree Day Ambassador, featured in TVC, public tree planting appearances, supported by media Australia wide.

2005 Planet Ark Environmental lecture in Melbourne.

2005 Mount Annan Botanic Gardens Design and donation of sculpture to the Australia Native section, of Mount Annan Botanic Gardens, valued at

$300,000.

2005 Planet Ark National Tree Day Ambassador, featured in TVC, public tree planting appearances, supported by media Australia wide.

2004 Planet Ark National Tree Day Ambassador, featured in TVC, public tree planting appearances, with Olivia Newton-John, supported by media Australia wide.

2004 Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney Design and Donation of Environmental Sculpture in collaboration with BHP/Blue Scope Steel Awareness for recycled steel and drought tolerant plant species. Permanent installation at Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney.

2004 Royal Botanic Gardens Hosted the “Water Dragon Garden” release, HSBC sponsored event, televised with Lord Mayor, Lucy Turnball – televised, radio and print

2004 Planet Ark Ambassadorial role to promote the recycling of printer cartridges.

2004 Planet Ark Featured in TVC for Commonwealth Games, official charity partner bid (bid successful).

2004 AMP Speaking Event on environmental and community based initiative in small business.

2003 Planet Ark National Tree Day Ambassador, featured in TVC, public tree planting appearances, supported by media Australia wide. Jamie’s

radio campaign encouraged approximately 2000 schools across Australia to sign onto the National Tree Day School Campaign, and as a result, over 375,000 trees were planted out that year. These extensive radiocampaigns are a part of Jamie’s ambassador programannually.

2003 Greening Australia – Canberra Appearance at Greening Australia Project “Function” Canberra. Judge of the Children’s Frog Habitat Garden Design competition.

2002 Planet Ark National Tree Day Ambassador, featured in TVC, public tree planting appearances, supported by media Australia wide.

2002 Royal Botanic Gardens Design and donation of sculpture garden to Cactus and succulent domain, valued at $400,000.

2002 Manakau Botanic Gardens Design and donation of sculpture garden to Manakau botanic gardens, Auckland. Valued at $150,000

2001    Planet Ark National Tree Day Ambassador, featured in TVC, public tree planting appearances, supported by media Australiawide.

2000 Planet Ark National Tree Day Ambassador, featured in TVC, public tree planting appearances, supported by media Australiawide.

1999    National TreeDay appearance on Our House Channel 9Environmental message.

1999    Planet Ark National Tree Day Ambassador, featured in TVC, public tree planting appearances, supported by media Australiawide.

1996    Planet Ark Featured in TVC campaign for biodegradable washing detergent.

1993    Planet Ark TVCommercial

Awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2012 from Her Excellency, the Governor of NSW, Marie Bashir, for services to the environment and design.