To enable people, communities and organisations to develop themselves and learn about their relationship with nature to create sustainable lives and a future that protects our planet.
Green Light Trust pioneers new approaches to education that deepen people's respect for nature and encourages each individual to play their vital role in safeguarding the future.
In 1988, Richard Edmunds and Nigel Hughes went in search of virgin rainforest. They found it in Papua New Guinea's remote Hunstein Range, home to birds of paradise and a people living in harmony with nature. They learnt that the entire region was earmarked for industrial logging. Pooling their backgrounds in biology and theatre they returned to Britain to found Green Light Trust.
Drama, ecology and action are combined and taken to schools, the community and overseas. The link with the Hunstein Range continues today. Nigel Hughes is their appointed ambassador.
Green Light Trust's projects since 2000 include:
Restoring the Repertoire (2013 and ongoing)
This new project will restore a nationally important ancient woodland to a sustainable ecological condition. People from all sections of the community will learn new skills and play their part as trustees of this wonderful natural asset.
Community owned WildSpaces (1993 and ongoing)
Green Light Trust is increasing the amount of woodland in the East of England through its programme of Community owned WildSpaces. To date over 100,000 trees and shrubs have been planted. Over 8,000 children from nearly 60 schools have taken part in our Seed to Tree programme, learning about the importance of natural resources and the environment. More than 3,000 local people have come together to support the projects by contributing their time, energy and local knowledge.