Buz Green Family Fund

This Fund was established in 2024 to support TLC's conservation work across Tasmania

In my early years I developed a passion for roaming. Growing up in Queenstown I was surrounded by hills to climb and bush to explore – I always wanted to see what was beyond the next peak.

I recall at that time attending a presentation by Sir Edmund Hillary in the Queenstown Memorial Hall. During his introduction he was said to have climbed Mt Owen, the stark peak overlooking Queenstown, before breakfast! Whether or not this was true or just included to embellish the story, I am not sure. But having wandered many times into the lower reaches of the mountain, I was struck by this possibility.

As I grew older, I joined Scouts and went on to become a Scouter where I learned to “Be Prepared”, how to climb mountains, explore the wilderness, and to safely navigate without getting lost in the bush. I also graduated university with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Hons) which broadened my understanding of our lands, vegetation and animals through elements of botany, biology, geology and other sciences.

After leaving university I developed an ongoing interest in bushwalking and have completed most of the established tracks, hills and mountains throughout Tasmania, as well as many walks off-track. I have even completed Mt Owen with my daughter, Melinda, though not before breakfast! In the process I have encouraged our children and grandchildren to experience bushwalking and value the natural heritage that we have on our doorstep.

It is with this background that I learned about the Tasmanian Land Conservancy (TLC) and the terrific work they are doing to protect our natural resources. I have thus chosen to support these initiatives by establishing a fund in the TLC Foundation.

To give to the TLC Foundation through the Buz Green Family Fund, please click here. To select the Buz Green Family Fund, please click the dropdown arrow beside the TLC Foundation in the ‘Transaction Details’. Your support enables the TLC to continue protecting and managing nature in Tasmania.