Eugenie joins Greens in Parliament

12 Dec 2011

Forest & Bird Distinguished Life Member Eugenie Sage has joined the Greens in Parliament following the election.

Ranked sixth on the Greens’ list, she’ll be among at least 13 Green MPs, including party leaders Russel Norman and Metiria Turei.

The first-time MP and long-time conservationist is well known at Forest & Bird for her years of unwavering dedication and hard work. Eugenie was branch secretary for North Canterbury before taking on roles as Canterbury/West Coast field offi cer and South Island field coordinator from 1993 to 2007.

Mention Eugenie’s name in Forest & Bird company and traits such as “hard working”, “insightful” and “attention to detail” come to the fore. She’s remembered for working long after the office had shut for the day and for her ability to see the bigger picture.

She’s also represented us in the Environment Court, public meetings and the Biosecurity Ministerial Advisory Committee. 

This year her contribution to Forest & Bird was recognised with the award of a distinguished life membership. The former Environment Canterbury councillor told The Press newspaper she was interested in a “whole raft” of conservation issues, including improving the quality of the country’s rivers