Green Space Dark Skies connects people to beautiful landscapes across the UK.
It is IQ-EQ’s internal Sustainability Week and this creative project is a perfect way to show how individuals can get involved in their communities to appreciate nature in a sustainable way.
Thousands of people volunteered as Lumenators including Antoinette Morrow from IQ-EQ Belfast. Each person carried a new innovative technology – low impact geolight into the landscape to experience beautiful green spaces. Thousands of lights made patterns on mountains, lakes and moorlands across the UK.
Ant and her friend climbed Slieve Donard to take part in the event before dusk. Slieve Donard is the highest mountain in Northern Ireland with a height of 850 metres. It’s the highest of the Mourne Mountains, near Newcastle, County Down, overlooking the Irish Sea.
Ant shared her experience: “Connecting with the outdoors is my go-to for physical and mental wellbeing. Being part of this UK wide initiative was the most amazing experience – physically and emotionally it had us drained but euphoric. It was a real privilege to create something unique and beautiful.”
Green Space Dark Skies aims to be carbon positive, by leaving no trace. The project is rooted in the countryside, and in celebrating our landscapes. It considers them as places worth protecting, for everyone forever. They also 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. To find out more, here is the link to Green Space Dark Skies.
The film was broadcast on the BBC Countryfile programme on 30 October and is currently available to watch on BBC iPlayer.