Fiona set up the Earth Champions Foundation 16 years ago as a result of a very sad conversation with her son.A young woman, someone very close to their family, had committed suicide; she had said that she could see no one to look up to in the World. The purpose of the Earth Champions Foundation is to inspire communities to protect the environment and improve wellbeing by seeking, celebrating and collaborating with those dedicated to restoring and sustaining Earth. The Foundation was officially launched in 2000. The Foundation was honored to have Nelson Mandela give the first award following a National Australian Quest. Fiona has since conducted Earth Champions Quest’s in Byronshire – Australia, Switzerland, Hong Kong and the Bristol Region of the UK. The Quests have uncovered hundreds and hundreds of grass roots examples of excellence in environmental and wellbeing best practice. Sir Crispin Tickell is Chairman of the International Advisory Board.