Founder and Project Designer, Ark Eden, HK

Ms Jenny Quinton grew up in the countryside in England. She arrived in Hong Kong in 1989 and never left because she fell in love with Lantau.

Her wake up call for the environment happened here, when she had to stop her house nearly burning down due to a vegetation fire started by grave sweepers. After that she joined lots of green groups and began planting trees.

She set up the first English kindergarten in Mui Wo in 1991and then worked with English Schools Foundation as a primary school teacher helping to set up their environmental systems. She left ESF in 2006 to start Ark Eden, an eco-education permaculture community and continued working with ESF as an Environmental Consultant for the next 10 years, organizing many conferences and events.

She is the Project Designer of Ark Eden and runs programmes for children and adults in everything pertaining to save the planet. She has planted over 37,000 native trees on Lantau and is very pleased when it rains. She has recently trained to become a yoga teacher so the children can do yoga in the forest.

She is always working to save Lantau and the planet.