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Go Green

Go Green is a citizens association for sustainable development and environmental protection.

Why do we exist? (mission)

We exist to develop and share the values ​​ and the principles of sustainable development and to enable education and practical solutions for environmental protection.

What is our vision for the world? (vision)

World at peace, where people live in harmony with the nature.

What is our vision for 2020?

We are international organisation which inspires young people to develop their leadership potential in the field of environmental protection and sustainable living.

What is the essence of the organization? (values​​)

The essence of the organization represent the values ​​and the Go Green experience which is provided to all members and users of the organization.

Go Green experience consists of 5 phases: introduction to Go Green, taking responsibility, leadership and management, international experience and a long-term connection. The goal is through activation in the organization to gain experience with which one will develop core values ​​that we believe contribute to positive change in society. Cvetko Bidi Zelen (Cvetko Be Green) is the green agent of positive change which possesses all the values​​:

Integrity

Our behavior is consistent with our values​​. We are able to keep the promises that we set for ourselves and others with which we enhance the confidence and the trust of others towards us.

Courage

We are able to realize an idea and to rise above mediocrity. We defend our views, opinions and we act properly under the pressure of injustice and discouragement.

Innovation

We are able to have a perspective that adds value to the current situation. We have a perceptive and creative mind that sees solutions and challenges, rather than problems.

Emotional intelligence

We are able to develop positive relationships with different people and characters. We are aware of the emotions and we know how to control them. We value diversity and teamwork. 

Social responsibility

We are responsible towards the environment, our decisions do not have a negative impact on the environment. We are aware that we are part of an integrated system and we behave in accordance with the principles of that system.

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Macedonia
MK
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Forum Umwelt und Entwicklung / German NGO Forum on Environment and Development

The German Forum on Envrionment & Development was founded on December 12th 1992 after the UN conference on Environment and Development (“Rio“). Its purpose is to coordinate German NGOs in international political processes on sustainable development.

The NGO Forum on Environment and Development maintains contacts with organizations from developing countries and organizes with international organizations for joint actions. It supervises the international work that continues to run at UN level after on environment and development.

One of its main purposes is to make the German public aware of the connection between environment and development and to insist on a change of the current wasteful economy and lifestyle of industrial countries since they deprive millions of people, especially in southern countries, of the basis of their existence.

The Forum’s Steering Committee represents the involved environmental and developmental organizations and politically leads the Forum. The directors represent their attitudes and demands towards governmental institutions and the public.

The Forum is funded by the Federal Environment Ministry. Legal entity is the German League for Nature and Environment (DNR).

Contact Information: 
Forum Umwelt und Entwicklung
Marienstraße 19-20
10117 Berlin
Germany
DE
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Fern

Fern is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) and a Dutch Stichting created in 1995 to keep track of the European Union’s involvement in forests and coordinate NGO activities at the European level. Our work centres on forests and forest peoples’ rights and the issues that affect them such as trade and investment and climate change. All of our work is done in close collaboration with social and environmental organisations and movements across the world. The name Fern was chosen because ferns are one of the few species that grow in all forests.

Fern has no director and strives to make decisions by consensus. This drives our way of working which is to open rather than occupy space for dialogue on the issues that affect forests and the environment.

Fern has staffed offices in Brussels, Belgium, Moreton-in-Marsh, UK and an administrative office in Delft, the Netherlands.

Fern’s Vision

Fern seeks a world in which environmental, social and economic justice is fully integrated at all levels and people have a voice in decisions affecting their lives and livelihoods.

Fern’s Mission

Fern’s mission is to achieve greater environmental and social justice, focusing on forests and forest peoples’ rights in the policies and practices of the European Union.

Fern’s Values

In striving to achieve its mission, Fern aims to be:

Collaborative: We are part of a global movement working for human rights and environmental justice. The individuals and organisations with whom we collaborate are partners and our relationship with them is mutually beneficial.

Evidence-based: Our positions and campaigns are based on active research.

Independent: Fern has a diverse funding base, meaning that our workplans are not tied to individual funders’ philosophies or public perceptions.

Challenging: Fern persistently questions established thinking about what can and can’t be achieved and responds positively with pro-active ways forward.

Inclusive: Both internally and externally we strive for transparent, consultative decision-making.

Click here for a short leaflet explaining more about Fern, our history and ways of working (available in French or English).

Contact Information: 
Rue d'Edimbourg, 26,
1050 Bruxelles,
Belgium
BE
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Environmental Justice Foundation

Protecting people and planet

Dynamic, nimble and effective, the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) is working to secure a world where natural habitats and environments can sustain, and be sustained by, the communities that depend upon them for their basic needs and livelihoods.

Securing lasting change for people and planet

At EJF’s core is a simple but powerful belief: we all depend on the natural environment for our livelihoods and well-being, and that environmental security is a basic human right.

For millions of people around the world, environmental degradation means hunger, poverty and vulnerability. 

From the loss of natural forests to the destruction of our oceans and climate change, it is the most vulnerable, marginalised and disempowered communities that bear the brunt. Communities without a voice.

We’re working with, and for, those on the frontlines of environmental destruction to investigate, document and expose environmental and human rights abuses. 

We take local fights to the very heart of governments and business across the world to secure lasting, global change in our four campaign areas.

Turning local environmental fights global

Our dedicated team of researchers and campaigners works across the globe, in some of the world’s toughest and most remote countries to shine an international spotlight on the environmental and human rights abuses that too often go under the radar.

Founded by Steve Trent and Juliette Williams in the UK in 2000, EJF currently has 30 members of staff, with teams in Cote d'Ivoire, Germany, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Korea, Spain, Thailand and the UK; our programmes operate across the European Union, Asia and West Africa and as well as in the USA and at a global level.

Contact Information: 
EJF
1 Amwell Street
EC1R 1UL London
United Kingdom
GB
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Energy Watch Group

The Energy Watch Group (EWG) is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan global network of scientists and parliamentarians. The EWG was established in 2006 by an international group of parliamentarians under the direction of the then-member of the German Parliament Hans-Josef Fell against the background that:

  • Energy policy needs objective information to avoid both the public and private sector misinvestments worth billions, but this endeavour is undermined by the fact that:
    • Policies are often influenced by inter-national organizations and governments that are, in myriad ways, interconnected with the conventional energy economy
    • Stakeholders in the conventional energy economy profit from the status-quo and are therefore in most cases not neutral towards all energy sources
    • Science is often used as a tool, which serves these vested interests. The science that receives the greatest political attention systematically under-estimates the growth potential of renewable energy and its opportunities for mankind while it overestimates the availability of cheap energy from conventional sources

Please find attached our flyer.

Contact Information: 
Your Name (required) E-Mail (required) Subject Your Message Sending ... Energy Watch Group
c/o DWR eco GmbH Albrechtstr. 22
10117 Berlin
Germany
DE
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ECOTEAM - Energetikayi ev shrdghaka mighavairi khohrdatvakan hasarakakan kazmakerputyun / Energy and Environmental Consulting

Promotion to environmentally sound development based on Renewable Energy and Energy Saving projects, feasibility studies and promotion in implementation, as well as communities involvement in project implementation.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

- Use of pollution free energy sources
- Rational use of natural resources
- Communities' participation in projects

STRATEGIES

1. Assessments of renewable energy and energy saving based projects

2. Applying advanced relevant technologies

3. Involvement of international PVOs, local NGOs, local communities  in projects implementation

Contact Information: 
Armenia
AM
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Ecolise

ECOLISE, the European network for community-led initiatives on climate change  and sustainability, is a coalition of national and international networks of community-led initiatives on sustainability and climate change, as well as organisations that support a community-led transition to a resilient Europe.

ECOLISE aims to celebrate, stimulate and increase the positive impact of community-led action on sustainability and climate change, by:

  1. Raising the profile and highlighting the potential of what is already happening across Europe and beyond
  2. Sharing and co-creating knowledge and catalysing effective co-operation among member networks and other stakeholders
  3. Influencing European and national policy development and delivery to empower, enable and build upon the benefits of community-led action.

The members of ECOLISE include international networks of community-based initiatives such as the Transition Network (representing over 1200 Transition initiatives), the Global Ecovillage Network (15,000 ecovillages), the Permaculture movement (3 million practitioners globally) and ICLEI, the association of local governments for sustainability; national and regional networks; and other specialist bodies engaged in European-level research, training and communications to support community-led action on climate change and sustainability.

By bringing these organisations together, ECOLISE seeks to establish a common, Europe-wide agenda and a platform for collective action.

Guiding Principles & Values

The members of ECOLISE are guided at all times by a commitment to:

  • Increase resilience and empower local communities
  • Recognise the strong and complex interdependence of the environment, cultural, social and the economic dimensions
  • Move towards a life sustaining culture inspired by nature
  • Support social inclusion and active citizen participation in governance at all levels
  • Progress through research, innovation and cooperation
  • Work in the interest of all the members of the network and towards common goals
  • Care for the planet and all living beings.

ECOLISE values are:

  • Joyful and empathic collective action
  • Accountability, transparency and social responsibility
  • Social justice and a respect for human and environmental rights
  • Political independence, non-discrimination and respect for diversity
  • Fairer distribution of society’s wealth, resources and opportunities leading to economic equality.
Contact Information: 
European Network for Community-Led Initiatives on Climate Change and Sustainability
Belgium
BE
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DOOR - Društvo za oblikovanje odrţivog razvoja / Society for Sustainable Development Design

DOOR is a civil society organization of experts devoted to the promotion of sustainable energy development, founded in 2003. Today DOOR has more than 50 members, five members Steering Committee and seven employees.

We have successfully implemented more than 75 projects with goals ranging from climate change mitigation, encouraging citizens’ participation in sustainable energy policy-making, improving education about renewable energy sources and alleviating energy poverty. Within our projects we organized more than hundred workshops, round tables, trainings, conferences and other public events attended by several thousand participants, we published a dozen manuals, organized a number of study trips and established continuous cooperation with numerous organizations from Croatia and abroad. You can find a full list of our references here.

Contact Information: 
Society for Sustainable Development Design (DOOR)
Trg kralja Petra Krešimira IV. 2/II HR - 10 000
Zagreb
Croatia
HR
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DFPA - Danish Family Planning Association - Sex & Samfund

Every sexual action should be free from coercion and disease, every pregnancy wanted, and every birth healthy – in Denmark and in the rest of the World. This has been at heart of the work of the Danish Family Planning Association throughout the past 50 years.

We work to create greater awareness of issues concerning sexuality, pregnancy, contraceptive methods and sexually transmitted diseases.

We are committed to ensure that health and sex education are recognised worldwide as human rights, irrespective of age, gender, religion, marital or social status.

The Danish Family Planning Association also helps raising health standards and ensure easy access to affordable and safe contraceptive methods to improve people's sexual well-being.

Creating a world in which everybody can enjoy or exercise their full sexual and reproductive health and rights is vital for our work. This requires openness and knowledge about sexuality, and therefore we are advocates for open dialogue, tolerance and education. 

We believe that women should have the right to freely decide whether or when to have children. This entails access to safe contraceptive methods, knowledge and good counselling - elements that form a natural part of all of the work strategies of the Danish Family Planning Association.

The Danish Family Planning Association is a private, non-governmental organisation (NGO) without religious or political affiliations. We work with associations and organisations within the sphere of sexual and reproductive health and rights. The Danish Family Planning Association is a member of the world's leading family planning organsation, the International Planned Parenthood Federation, IPPF.

Contact Information: 
The Secretariat of the Danish Family Planning Association - Sex & Samfund
Lergravsvej 59, 2. th.
DK-2300 Copenhagen S
Denmark
DK
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