The Living Rainforest / Trust for Sustainable Living

'Green the Greenhouse' Funding Appeal

Help build the 'Greenest Greenhouse in Europe'. (We have 50% European Commission backing and we are serious.)

history Campaign has now closed

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  • AnimalsAnimals
  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Information/AdviceInformation/Advice
  • ReligiousReligious
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation
  • OtherOther


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)
  • OtherOther



The Issue: - Unsustainable food/crop production in energy-wasteful greenhouses, using non-renewable energy - Lack of greenhouse integration with associated buildings for improved energy management - Lack of leadership and investment for low-carbon greenhouses - Confusion about what is 'best practice' amongst producers and consumers The Living Rainforest's Challenge: - To complete the transformation of The Living Rainforest centre into a working demonstration of carbon-neutral design and practice - To demonstrate the potential for a dramatic reduction in the environmental impact of greenhouse-grown food and crops - To raise the remaining 25% matched funding required to complete the second phase of construction of the EC Integrated Greenhouse Project - To lead the way in educating the public about greener greenhouse design