Thursday 29 April | Helen Barclay

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

We first heard from Helen on day forty-five of the campaign. You can read her post here.

For my #100DaysOfGreenNevis I have committed to hiking and cycling 500 miles to raise money for the Australian Conservation Foundation.

I was inspired to support this organisation because of the work they do lobbying for green solutions to political issues. They recognise that the climate crisis requires urgent action and that there is widespread community support for protecting the environment, even if our political leaders are reluctant to take timely and meaningful action.

One of the best parts of doing #100DaysOfGreenNevis has been reconnecting with my local area. I love going hiking up at Leanganook/Mt Alexander and walking through the manna gum forest.

One day I got a bit lost and this cheeky echidna appeared to show me the way…

I think that if we make the effort to go out and enjoy the green spaces available to us, we become more conscious of wanting to look after those places. So, for people who are wondering what they can do to help the environment. I’d encourage them to go out into the natural world as much as they can.

If you would like to donate to support the work of the Australian Conservation Foundation, click on the JustGiving link 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 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 

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.