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 more than 30 countries - in a sustained, long-term (1000-year) campaign, joining other efforts for a nuclear-free and more ecological planet.
The GLH Committee was set up to help the initiative in its day-to-day operations and to be a bridge with the Working Group members and other partners, who are only able to meet a few times a year. The Committee members represent a diverse group of individuals and backgrounds, all united by their love of the hibaku-jumoku.
Green Legacy Hiroshima is guided by a Working Group, representing all key actors in Hiroshima, namely Hiroshima City, Mayors for Peace, The Hiroshima Botanical Garden, Hiroshima Prefecture and Hiroshima University, in addition to ANT and UNITAR. The Working Group is informal, and functions as both a coordinating and information sharing body, outlining the general direction of GLH. It meets two to three times a year, and is hosted in rotation by ANT-Hiroshima, the UNITAR Hiroshima Office, and the Mayors for Peace. Few times a year, under the guidance of GLH Master-Gardener Chikara Horiguchi and with the help of The Hiroshima Botanical Garden, members of the Working Group also come together for seed-picking of selected Hibakujumoku. These seeds are then given special care and kept in custody at the Botanical Garden, available for dispatch by Working Group members to their partners worldwide.
Green Legacy Hiroshima
c/o UNITAR Hiroshima Office
Chamber of Commerce and Industry Bldg., 5-44 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0011 Japan
Tel. +81-82-511-2424 | Fax. +81-81-211-0511 | e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, please contact GLHI Co-Founder and Coordinator:
Nassrine Azimi (email@example.com)
- Please note seed dispatch is not possible from late February to early May!
- In English (PDF)
- In Japanese (PDF)
- In Russian(Translated by Dr. Svetlana Sizykh and Dr. Sergei Shaposhinikov) (PDF)