Professor Elizabeth Greenwell – Founder, Watering the Fields of Humanity

 (AUGUST 12, 1945 – MARCH 29, 2020)

Professor Liz Greenwell’s work with regard to global social, economic and environmental growth, development, enhancement, and advancement is well documented. She has written much on the subject and has put particular emphasis on developing countries, with priority given to countries experiencing extreme and urgent need. In her program World Resource Analysis Point (WRAP) and related program World Major Disaster Rescue and Relief Center (WMDRRC), she has called for immediate fast-tracking of essential services, amenities, and other quality infrastructural developments. She has also championed the process of speeding up help to those countries to become self-sufficient, and participants in the building of a strong and thriving global economy through practicing global cooperation, hospitality and exchange.

Liz Greenwell has a background in communications, hospital administration and has been a successful businesswoman and a senior officer for the Department of Social Welfare at her home in  New Zealand. Her unique and extraordinary set of life experiences and circumstances include the profound effects of early childhood poverty. They are altogether at the genesis of her many world-first initiatives and works, beginning in the 1980s. In 1991/1992, having merged her philosophy, spirituality, and creativity, she continued her path, forming a body of work that became her life, her dream, and her global vision and mission. She aptly gave it the working title – “Watering the Fields of Humanity”. This title takes its name from the following quote by her:

“Can we, all of us together, water the fields of humanity, and bring about a harvest so great, that it will take the world to pick the fruit, a harvest that is civil society? I think we can.”

Another part of her plans concerns the construction of quality homes in impoverished societies. This would be part of a larger effort to raise the standard of living, quality of life, health and well-being of all peoples around the world. This process would start with a gradual, but speedy and efficient replacement of all shanty and shack-type homes, villages, and towns with buildings which are durable and sustainable.

The following are some examples of Professor Liz Greenwell’s continuous works of global social merit, which she has written about in depth:

  • World Resource Analysis Point (WRAP)
  • World Major Disaster Rescue and Relief Center (WMDRRC)
  • No Chance to Paint the Canvas, the world’s first film about civil society on a global scale, written in April 1994 and completed to coincide with the new millennium.
  • Global Cooperation Day, founded by her and established on October 4, 2013.
  • Social, Ethical, and Responsible Investment.
  • Watering the Fields of Humanity, her upcoming film, designed to be the greatest example of global cooperation ever committed to celluloid.

Liz is also entered into the Global Harmony Association  As seen here


Adam Greenwell is a producer of multi-media, writer, and social entrepreneur based in New Zealand.

He graduated with a degree in Social Anthropology from Massey University. Since then, he has undertaken courses in music and theatre studies. Adam is the author of Wrestling and Nestling, a book about New Zealand society as seen by well-known New Zealanders including the late Rt Hon Sir Wallace Rowling, former Prime Minister of New Zealand. He completed a bi-lingual music tribute to Leonardo da Vinci in 1998, the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s fresco The Last Supper. Since the new millennium began, he has assisted his mother, filmmaker and writer Professor Liz Greenwell (Energime University) in her two major film projects – No Chance to Paint the Canvas (2001) about civil society on a global scale; and Watering the Fields of Humanity, (in production) the greatest example of global cooperation ever committed to celluloid.

Professor Greenwell was presented with a medal from St Pope John Paul II, which is now a Third Class Holy Relic. Adam is a tenacious and tireless networker who has spent much time bringing together groups and individuals from around the globe in the cause of protecting our environment and fostering commitments to human rights and educational empowerment.

His efforts have greatly expanded the reach and visibility of Energime University throughout the world. His work originated with assisting the mission of Professor Liz Greenwell and her humanitarian outreach. Professor Greenwell founded “Global Cooperation Day” and several other U.N. supported efforts developed to build a global consensus in addressing the critical issues we face as an interconnected population.

Since the passing of his dear mother, Professor Elizabeth Greenwell, Adam has remained focused on her work and overall goals pertaining to WATERING THE FIELDS OF HUMANITY by networking and working feverishly to attain the goals on hand. 

Prof. Liz Greenwell... Her thoughts Her Vision Her legacy continues.

I coined the phrase ‘civil society on a global scale’, because I feel that it best describes my work.

I  would briefly describe civil society on a global scale, as highly developed societies and cultures around the world where all people enjoy the benefits of a high standard of living, health, and quality of life. And that those societies on a global scale be safe, compassionate, kind, caring, polite, courteous, and respectful. Along with other strong and attractive virtues like trust, honesty, tolerance, and understanding.

I believe that humanity and the environment are linked and as such, civil society is enhanced if the environment is developed to a point where it provides a healthy, therapeutic and pleasing place in which the world’s people, other life forms, and plant life co-exist. Then, I feel, we have the perfect balance.”