Green & Black Ambassadors featured in Nature’s Keepers european photographic project
11th April 2018
Jasmine Ketibuah-Foley, who has been working with Bristol Green Capital Partnership, Ujima Radio and University of Bristol’s Cabot Institute as a Green & Black Ambassador has been featured in a new photographic exploration of a diverse network of people protecting nature across Europe.
KEEPERS documents the tireless efforts made by activists and volunteers to undo the damage done to Europe’s precious ecosystems by irresponsible human activity. From the fjords of Norway to the mountains of Bulgaria, their work to preserve biodiversity and reverse its devastating loss is captured in stunning photographs that illustrate the stories of these inspiring people – who truly are nature’s keepers. KEEPERS is a project by Luka Tomac, a campaigner and photographer working with Zelena akcija / Friends of the Earth Croatia. Luka has spent the last two years documenting the tireless efforts made by activists and volunteers to undo the damage done to Europe’s precious ecosystems by irresponsible human activity, and restore our continent to a wilder, more natural and more vital place.
Re-posted from Friends of the Earth Keepers website:
“Jazz raises awareness among Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities about the benefits of visiting the local natural spaces around them in Bristol.
When Jazz first moved to Bristol she loved being part of the environmental activism scene and was really happy to be asked by Ujima Radio to be a Green and Black Ambassador carrying out research into why there is a disconnect between BAME communities and green issues.
Jazz feels that the wellbeing aspects of being in nature re very important and strongly believes everyone should have access to these natural areas. She is keen to challenge the perception that some people from BAME communities have that nature areas are ‘not for them’ because they don’t see other people like themselves there.
Jazz likes to spend time in Leigh Woods near Bristol seeing robins and kingfishers and foraging for wild garlic and elderflower.”