The Live Earth Trust was started in 1990 and has engaged in an extended period of research and development. Looking at what is now available this period of time is of course most appropriate.
During this time numerous people have contributed to its development and it is fair to say that Live Earth is a genuine 'folk' cooperative phenomena One image of Live Earth to date might be as a cairn of stones, with each person adding their stone or stones to make the cairn.
Viewed from the outside the Trust might have appeared inactive or even inert if one was to take financial expenditure as a criteria. In reality an intensely creative and productive gestation has taken place that was required to grapple with and successfully resolve a challenge of this magnitude.