PASSING OF OzGREEN FOUNDER
It is with profound sadness that OzGREEN reports the passing of one of our founders, Colin Lennox. Col was diagnosed with advanced cancer on the 19th of December 2016 and died on the 6th February 2017. The rapid onset of the disease and associated symptoms allowed no time for medical intervention. He was surrounded by family at their home outside of Bellingen.
Colin believed that teaching our youth the importance of equality and empowering them with science and reason, is a keystone of sustainable development and harmony in our world; and in partnership with Sue has shown us a better way forward. The 3000 youth leaders and 43,000 program participants; the thousands of communities and hundreds of thousands of beneficiaries to date will stand as a lasting legacy and gift to us all.
Col will be cremated in a private ceremony followed by a public celebration of his life and achievements. The family has asked us to express their deep gratitude for the support they have received in these difficult times. They have requested that flowers not be sent, but those wishing can contribute to ongoing OzGREEN programs or become a Global Seeder via the web site, to sustain the dream he helped found over thirty years ago.
To Colin Lennox, we say good bye and thank you for making our world a better place. To Sue, we are here to help you, as you have helped us all these years.