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Vision, Values and Mission Statement

Vision

A Sustainable Ireland in a Just World

Mission

To shift the balance of Irish policy and practice in favour of environmental justice and sustainability at home and internationally.

Values

  • We believe in sustainable development - meeting the needs of the current generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
  • We believe in environmental limits - there are definite limits to what we can take from the natural environment and to the pollution and waste we can dump into the environment.
  • Within those limits we believe in fair shares of the available environmental space: in particular we are aware that the impacts of damage to the environment hit the poorest in the community the hardest both at home and overseas.
  • We believe in evidence based solutions to environmental problems that make life better for people while protecting the planet for future generations.
  • We believe in promoting people's action, individual and collective, local, national and international, to tackle the environmental challenges we face.

Goals

  1. To develop Friends of the Earth's capacity, credibility and legitimacy.
  2. To position Friends of the Earth as a leading environmental NGO in Ireland.
  3. To win endorsement for Friends of the Earth's environmental justice and sustainability analysis amongst key decisions makers, the media and the public in Ireland, at EU level and internationally.
  4. To move Ireland toward a sustainable and equitable level of resource use by ensuring that key environmental limits are reflected in policy, law and practice at all levels.
  5. To inspire and empower citizens and groups of citizens to take grassroots action and to actively participate in Friends of the Earth's priority campaigns.
  6. To build greater understanding and closer working relationships on sustainability and justice issues between communities and organisations on the island of Ireland.
  7. To secure the medium-term viability of the organization through building a critical mass of members, a pool of generous donors and a portfolio of grants from trusts and foundations.

 

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