About Friends of the Earth
Friends of the Earth campaigns for environmental justice and sustainability. We believe in sustainable development - meeting the needs of the current generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. And we believe in fair shares - too often the poorest communties in the world are denied access to the natural resources essential to life, such as fresh water, while rich countries consume and pollute recklessly.
Internationally, Friends of the Earth is the world's largest network of environmental groups with over one million supporters and campaigners organized in 70 countries. In Ireland, Friends of the Earth was launched in October 2004. We promote education and action for environmental sustainability and environmental justice. We focus on Ireland's response to the big environmental challenges of our time such as climate change and energy, the waste crisis and the spread of GM crops and food.
Friends of the Earth Ireland is a company limited by guarantee (a not-for-profit company) sustained by donations, subcriptions and grants. We are registered with the Companies Office in Dublin (No. 383678) and file annual returns and produce audited accounts.
Friends of the Earth Ireland is governed by a Board: Marion Briggs, Frances McMullin, Ciara Kirrane, Sarah O'Suilleabhain, William Hederman, David Joyce, Emma-Jayne Geraghty, Celeste Roche.
The organization is managed by a Director who reports to the Board. Oisín Coghlan became our first Director in February 2005.
Friends of the Earth Ireland works closely with Friends of the Earth Northern Ireland and with our sister organizations across Europe.
Friends of the Earth are members of the Irish Environmental Network.