Friends of the Earth International
Friends of the Earth International is a grassroots environmental network consisting of 74 national member groups, 5,000 local groups, and over 2 million members and supporters. Friends of the Earth’s mission is to collectively ensure environmental and social justice, human dignity, and respect for human rights and peoples’ rights so as to secure sustainable societies. The organization works to halt and reverse environmental degradation, nurture ecological diversity and secure sustainable livelihoods for all people.
Friends of the Earth supports the empowerment of indigenous peoples, local communities, women, groups and individuals, and to ensure public participation in decision making. The organization engages in vibrant campaigns, raises awareness, mobilizes people and builds alliances with diverse movements, linking grassroots, national, and global struggles.
A 2018 grant from the Cultures of Resistance Network supported Friends of the Earth’s programs in Haiti and Brazil. In Haiti, the group is strengthening the work of women in an effort to improve gender justice. In Brazil, the group’s main priority is strengthening its capacity to defend indigenous territories and communities.
A 2012 grant from the Cultures of Resistance Network helped Friends of the Earth International develop a three-year global strategy with allies to resist and denounce Monsanto and the corporate-driven agribusiness model.