SGLC 2021


Painter, poet, and environmentalist



JudyJudy Ling Wong is a painter, poet, and environmentalist is best known as the Honorary President of the Black Environment Network (BEN). For 27 years she was the UK Director of BEN, with an international reputation as the pioneer and creator of the field of multi-cultural participation in the built and natural environment. Under her leadership, BEN worked across diverse sectors to engage citizens in the context of sustainable development, integrating social, cultural and environmental concerns. Themes include natural conservation, urban design, history and heritage, identity, health, employment, and access to the countryside and urban green spaces. 

Judy was recently featured in a podcast on Julie’s Bicycle, a London based charity that supports the creative community to act on climate change and environmental sustainability.

"In this episode we meet Judy Ling Wong OBE CBE, painter, poet and environmentalist who is best known as the Founder and Honorary President of Black Environment Network (BEN). Judy is a major voice on policy towards social inclusion, contributing through key national committees and campaigns and encouraging multi-cultural participation in the built and natural environment. Judy chose Myatts Field Park in South London for her walk, discussing a broad range of topics starting with displacement, forced migration, wellbeing, how food and art connects us to culture and how we might start to revive green spaces, particularly in deprived areas."

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