Green Legacy Hiroshima: About us
Green Legacy Hiroshima (GLH) Initiative
The GLH Initiative is a global volunteer campaign, aiming to disseminate the universal message of trees that survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Created in 2011 by two friends, Nassrine Azimi and Tomoko Watanabe, GLH shares worldwide the double message of caution and hope that the unique survivor trees of Hiroshima (and ultimately Nagasaki) represent, recalling on the one hand the dangers of arms of mass destruction and nuclear weapons in particular, and on the other hand the sacred character of mankind and the resilience of nature. Currently seeds and saplings from the A-bombed trees are growing in some 30 countries - in a sustained, long-term (1000-year) campaign, joining other efforts for a nuclear-free and more ecological planet. GLH is headed by its two co-founders with the help of their respective institutions ANT and UNITAR as well as a small committee, and guided by its Working Group.
Green Legacy Hiroshima Working Group represents all key actors in Hiroshima, notably Hiroshima City and Peace Culture Foundation, as well as the Prefecture, Hiroshima University, Botanical Garden, and significant other institutions and individuals. It is informal, and functions as both a coordinating and information sharing session, and for outlining the general direction of GLH. It meets six times a year, hosted on rotation by ANT, UNITAR and the Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation.
Green Legacy Hiroshima
Aki Legal Bldg. 5F, 8-14 Kami-Hatchobori, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0012 Japan
Tel. +81-82-502-6304 | Fax. +81-81-502-6304 | e-mail: green@ant-hiroshima .org
For more information, please contact GLHI Co-Founders and Coordinators:
ANT-Hiroshima Aki Legal Bldg., 8-14 Kami-Hatchobori, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0012 Japan
UNITAR Hiroshima Office Chamber of Commerce and Industry Bldg., 5-44 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0011 Japan