Wednesday 17 March | Helen Barclay

For her #100DaysOfGreenNevis project, cellist Helen Barclay is walking/cycling 500 miles to raise money for the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF).

I am committing to cycling/hiking 500 miles over 100 days as part of Nevis Ensemble’s #100DaysofGreenNevis campaign. The aim is to raise money and awareness for the most pressing issue of our age; protecting our environment in the face of climate change.

For us in Australia, the catastrophic effects of climate change are becoming more and more visible through natural disasters such as last year’s Black Summer. If you have money to spare, please consider donating it to the Australian Conservation Foundation so that they may continue to do the important work of protecting our precious and unique environment for future generations. You can find my JustGiving page here.

It’s been great having this challenge to encourage me to cycle instead of drive and get out into the bush more often.

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 you to join us, either by following the campaign online to get ideas of what you can do, or to show us you own actions for us to share. If you would like to know more, do get in touch at georgina@nevisensemble.org 

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.