About Us - Testimonials
"Noken bigarapim bus bilong mi" (Don't destroy my forest)
Spoken at the B & Q Environmental Conference, Birmingham, 1988.
Lucas Kou, Director of Rau Nlsi Theatre Company, Papua New Guinea
"... I am working very closely with mid-American Americans - I fly over to the US every 2 months and Africa at least once a month, sometimes more.... My head spins in many different directions - we, as a society, are all heading towards the soulless over-weight and wasteful culture... but the planet cannot sustain the demands on her to supply the raw materials or absorb the waste we all produce. Despite this, millions and millions still suffer and people like Lucas (PNG) struggle and lose their battle to keep the very ground their home is built on.
There are solutions to all this madness. The work of Green Light Trust remains at the top of the list of the most important projects I have seen - together with the work of Motivation, a charity that provides wheel chairs in developing countries.
I have an exciting life - world travel, meeting rich and powerful businessmen, I am privileged to be able to challenge them and on some occasions they, on my poking, nudge their huge 'oil-tanker' of a business in a more caring, sustainable direction. The vision you work on is the closest I have seen to the world we need and would ultimately enjoy - "a simple, low impact life, caring for your local and global neighbours"...
You have achieved a lot: there is a rainforest in PNG and 1000s of kids and many UK communities who see the world in a different way and have greater depth in their soul because of the work of Green Light Trust...."
- Dr Alan Knight OBE
Dr Alan Knight OBE
Green Light's success will be measured not in decades but in centuries...
Gil Williams, Independant Consultant
“The Green Light philosophy really does change people. It’s difficult to measure, but it is happening – not just in the CW groups, but in the wider community too.”
Mary Feeney, Elmswell CW Project Chair
The Lapwing programme, (1 day per week term time, environmental experience) based at The Foundry. Green Light Trust have provided expert tuition and support to a group of Lapwing students with a diverse range of complex needs. They have been flexible in their approach to the student’s individual programmes, allowing them to learn at their own pace and develop valuable skills which they can take into their future lives. They have worked closely with Lapwing throughout to help ensure successful outcomes for even the most challenging students.
Sophy Jones, Director of Development and Education, Lapwing
The impact of our partnership with GLT is seen in the improvement in attendance, behaviour and engagement showing our pupils that they can achieve. I have seen
pupils who initially had such poor self-esteem and confidence, it was affecting their academic attainment, but by succeeding for the first time in making, building, growing and developing a connection with the natural environment; they have seen they can achieve. These experiences will hopefully continue to develop in our pupils a lasting affinity with nature and their surroundings.
Kate Janssens, Head Teacher, Mill Meadow PRU
Students from the Intership Programme at Eastern & Otley College took part in an environmental management programme at Holywells Park, Ipswich.
"Lee Gilham, the Environmental Education Team Leader from Green Light Trust, was very inclusive of our students' needs and tasks that they were asked to undertake. There were various tasks that the students completed which included fence building, making stag beetle habitats, stream clearing, cutting and removing a tree that had fallen in the storm, sycamore and holly tree management. The students had the chance to use a variety of different tools.
Lee was also very informative, he would explain the purpose of the task, inform the students of the different types of trees and plants in the park, and explain why they were there. As well as being very informative about the wildlife, he would always give the students time to ask questions and would also question them."
Kerri Barker, Easton & Otley College
I found the whole experience so valuable, not only on a professional level as a Nursery Manager and Early Years practitioner, but also on a personal level. I am already sharing the passion and ideas with my staff team that I wish for our setting to take on board.
Nursery Manager, Forest School course attendee.
I valued the deepening of my understanding of the Forest School ethos, modelling of teaching methods and learning about emotional awareness.
Primary School Teacher, Forest School Attendee
Forest School Training
The benefits were many and included exercise, peace of mind, team working, increased self-esteem and confidence and whilst this cannot be solely attributed to the GLT project it clearly became an important part of the clients’ treatment journey.
Sammy Manzaroli (Team Leader, Open Rd)