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Green Space Dark Skies invited thousands of people, from all paths in life, to experience beautiful landscapes across the UK at dusk, between April and September 2022. This series of mass gatherings celebrated nature, our responsibility to protect it and everyone’s right to explore the countryside. Using low impact lights, we created magical, memorable moments outdoors.
Commissioned by UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK, the ground breaking UK-wide celebration of creativity in 2022, this project is led by outdoor arts experts Walk the Plank.
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Green Space Dark Skies will be carbon positive, ultimately removing more carbon from the atmosphere than it produces. The aim is to leave no trace, and to empower everyone involved to make a difference locally. In the face of the climate emergency, thousands of Lumenators will become caretakers of nature for the future.
The project is rooted in the countryside, and in celebrating our landscapes. It considers them as places worth protecting, for everyone, forever.
I could write a book on all the amazing moments I had, but I think that a key to success in any such event is to ensure that you pick passionate participants.