Monday 1 February | Elisabeth Lusche

For her #100DaysOfGreenNevis campaign Nevis American trumpeter Elisabeth Lusche is walking and running ‘500 Miles’ over the next 100 days to raise money for the John Muir Trust and the Sierra Club.

Born in Dunbar (where we performed during our first ever tour), John Muir was a naturalist and conservationist who moved to America and set up the National Park system, and founded the Sierra Club, which Elisabeth is fundraising for.

Those in Scotland can walk the John Muir Way, which runs coast to coast, from Helensburgh over to Dunbar. The John Muir Trust was founded to keep wild places respected and protected in order for both people and wildlife to benefit from them.

For #100DaysOfGreenNevis I’m committing to walking/running 500 miles to raise funds for the John Muir Trust and the Sierra Club.

I grew up hiking in the Sierra Nevada mountains that inspired much of John Muir’s advocacy, and with Nevis I’ve played in his home town and on many of the lands managed by the John Muir Trust. These natural places have given so much to me, and now it’s my turn to give back.

If you are able, please donate towards my total goal of $5000 ($10/mile) and stay tuned for stories and mini-concerts from the trail!

Find out more about the Sierra Club, which aims to explore, enjoy and protect the planet, on their website. You can donate to Elisabeth’s Sierra fundraiser here.

Find out more about the John Muir Trust (for whom we performed on Skye in 2019!) on their website here. You can donate to Elisabeth’s JustGiving for the trust here.

From 1 February 2021, Nevis is running #100DaysOfGreenNevis, where our musicians, staff and trustees will each take on a task for 100 days linked to Sustainability. We’d love for members of the public to join us, either by following the campaign online to get ideas of what they can do, or to show us their own actions for us to share. If you would like to know more, do get in touch at 

Nevis Ensemble’s #GreenNevis campaign in 2019 won the Environmental Sustainability award at the 2020 Scottish Awards for New Music, and was shortlisted for Best Campaign by Julie’s Bicycle.