What we do and why
Voices for Nature engages young people with complex ethical and geo-political environmental issues, through theatre and debate based on especially written literary fiction. Our aim is to engage hearts and minds to protect our planet. We want to give Nature a voice which mankind hears and listens to.
Voices for Nature is a not-for-profit company, limited by guarantee (Company Number 9065628). It was founded in June 2014 by Sigrid Shreeve and Dr Anthony Coombs who are both directors and philanthropically fund the organisation’s work with young people.
The founding directors
Sigrid Shreeve (writing under the name Rosa da Silva) is the author of the novel Jabujicaba and the novella “Caretta Caretta”. Her professional background is environmental policy and communications, change management, journalism and merchant banking. She studied Modern & Medieval Languages at Cambridge University and is half German and half English. She has lived and worked in many countries in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia and speaks six languages.
Dr Anthony Coombs is a trustee of the Roy Castle Lung Foundation, a member of the Council of Salford University and a non-executive director of East Cheshire NHS trust. He is/has been the Oxford University board member of various bio-tech start-up companies and was Chairman of the Board of Cut Films. His professional background is in the global pharmaceuticals sector and he was the Chief Executive of Vifor Pharma, part of the Galenica Group.