"History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man" ― Percy Bysshe Shelly

Welcome to the Green-History project

On this website you will find a collection of resources and articles concerning the history of the broad green movement in the UK. 

to everyone who has helped

Thanks to wonderful generosity from our supporters we made our target and are now securing our webspace for two years and paying the shareware developers as we should.

Some lovely comments from people on the crowdfunder:

  • Valerie:
    Great idea! Thanks for doing this. We need to tell our own story in our own way so that the history does not get distorted. I first joined the Ecology Party as it then was in 1979 when a leaflet was dropped through my letterbox at election time and it was the only political party where I agreed with all it stood for. I've been with it ever since!
  • Martin
    Having been part of this history since the Ecology Party's big surge in 1979 I can hardly not help preserve what I helped create.
  • Piff
    Excellent idea. Good luck with this
  • Jenny
    It's so important not to lose lessons from the past - an excellent project!
  • Oliver
    Brilliant initiative. Many of us lament when things get lost in the mists of time, so really great that you are helping this to NOT befall our party's history!
  • Geoff
    Great idea
  • Glennie
    Thank you for launching the Green-History project! Its wonderful to see our archives growing and to know that we collectively grew this great movement for environmental and social change... and continue to do so!! Sending lots of Love to you all
  • Caroline Lucas
    Good luck with this important project!

Thank you to everyone,
David Taylor & Roger C-O
Green-History Custodians

This site is an open resource for the use and support of today's activists, participants, researchers and all those with an interest in green ideas, thoughts and action.

In the Library area you will find an ever-expanding range of resources. The Document Archive contains scans of material from the time. There are also collections of images, graphics, video and audio as well as a selection of recommended books and weblinks.

We are always looking for new material - if you have anything from the period; a copy of your election leaflet from the time you were persuaded to stand for the council, a placard from a demo you attended, photos of some action, a poster you saved, or a cache of some obscure news letter/magazine you received, then do get in touch - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.uk or fill in the form.

Under Articles, People and Elections in the top menu you will find contemporary accounts, more recent recollections, commentary and opinion.

History is subjective and we welcome debate, comment and opinion - if your memory or experience differs from that presented here then have your say - this is YOUR history. If you join as a contributor then you will find you can add comments to any article or document.