There are many interesting things to see on the Greenfinch Trail and a lot to learn about nature and the songbirds that live here.
The Greenfinch Trail was established as a social project as part of the partnership between GreenCycle GmbH and the foundation Evangelische Stiftung Lichtenstern.
The circular route is 1.5 km long, with level access. The text on the signs is written in clear and simple language. Let’s go – join Gustav and his friends on a tour of discovery!
Hello, I’m Gustav the Greenfinch!
I will guide you through the trail and give you a task at each station. Pick up food at the shop or feeding station and feed the birds along the trail.
Project partners and stakeholders
GreenCycle is a globally active waste management company, as well as a driver of innovation in the areas of recyclables, energy management and logistics solutions. GreenCycle’s experts advise key account and industrial customers on the implementation of sustainable recycling systems and resource-efficient approaches. Under the PreZero, GreenCycle US and GreenCycle Asia brands, the company offers waste disposal services as well as sorting, processing and marketing of recyclables. The company also markets the Heilbronn Half-Pallet, an innovative logistics solution for trade and industry.
Since 1963, the foundation Evangelische Stiftung Lichtenstern has championed people with mental handicaps and their families. Offering assistance which is based on compassion, trust and mutual respect, we are a reliable partner at every stage of life: from early childhood development to kindergarten, school, training and work, to residential and leisure facilities and care for the elderly. Over 700 employees and more than 300 volunteers provide assistance to more than 1000 disabled people and their families in the Heilbronn and Hohenlohe districts.
The German Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union (“NABU”) has been committed to conserving our natural environment for more than 100 years. “Birds, insects, amphibians, mammals and plants can be found in the most diverse habitats on the Greenfinch Trail. Take your time and make the most of the seating facilities to discover and spot the animals and plants that have become rare in our surroundings.” (NABU Obersulm)
A project within the framework of the WIN! Charter
The Sustainable Business Initiative (“Wirtschaftsinitiative Nachhaltigkeit”, or “WIN” for short) is an initiative within the sustainability strategy of the state of Baden-Württemberg. The aim is to pool the experience and knowledge of companies that are actively engaged in sustainability and to promote sustainable economic activity. By signing the WIN! Charter, companies pledge to follow certain sustainability principles. GreenCycle has been a WIN! Charter signatory since 2016 and the Greenfinch Trail is their social project within this framework.
FAQ and further information
Are the parking spaces free of charge?
The parking spaces on the grounds of the Evangelische Stiftung Lichtenstern are provided free of charge.
Where can I buy bird feed?
You can buy the bird feed either in the shop or directly at the feeding station.
What are the shop’s opening hours?
Monday to Friday, 8.30 am – 1.00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday also 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Saturday and Sunday closed
Evangelische Stiftung Lichtenstern
Im Klosterhof 10
74245 Löwenstein, Germany
Want to find out more about Gustav and the Greenfinch Trail?
Then get in touch with the Greenfinch Trail team: firstname.lastname@example.org