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Friends of the Earth Australia

Contact

Name: Phil Evans

Position: Membership and Fundraising Coordinator

Email: foe@foe.org.au

Address

312 Smith St

Collingwood

Melbourne 3065

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Our Mission / Objective

Our vision is of a world where everyone’s needs are met in a way which safeguards the future of the environment. We campaign for a world where environmental protection, social justice and economic welfare for all people, go hand in hand. Through our local, national and international networks, we work with the community to communicate, raise awareness, put forward alternatives and take action.



















The alternative we seek to implement is a sustainable society. This involves a reliance on the use of renewable resources which are equitably distributed. It involves the recognition that there is an inextricable link between people and the environment. FoE recognises that organised resistance and action are necessary catalysts for environmental, economic and social change. Such action is essential if we are to achieve a sustainable society based on the equitable distribution of resources and power and recognition of the rights of all people. Friends of the Earth Australia seeks to develop strong relations with environmental and social justice movements in all parts of the world and is committed to a set of objectives which guide our activities.



















strong>FoE Australia Objectives




















The objectives of FoE Australia shall be:




















  • To conserve, restore and protect the ecosphere;










  • To create a movement of change that recognises ecological sustainablility and social justice are indivisible;










  • To preserve the natural environment in Australia;










  • To promote public awareness of environmental issues in Australia, through promoting public awareness, direct action activities and the production of educational and community materials









    To assist other people and organisations interested in these objectives to carry out their tasks through the maintenance of resource centres, newsletters, magazines and communication with like-minded national and international bodies.










  • Projects in Progress

    Friends of the Earth works in many areas of social and environmental justice.















    We work around:







    >Climate Justice







  • Divestment campaigning with our partners Market Forces;








  • Securing a ban on fracking in Victoria and working towards it in the rest of the nation;








  • Promoting community owned renewable energy projects;








  • Applying the precautionary principle to geo-engineering offered as a solution to climate change;
























  • Land & Water







  • Against proposed nuclear waste dumps in South Australia








  • Investigating pesticide use and their ecological impacts;








  • Understanding Koala populations in Victoria;








  • Protecting native and old growth forests from logging activites.






  • Food & Technology







  • Using the precautionary principle around nano-technology;








  • Opposing genetically modified food use and corporate control of food systems;
















  • Economics for the Earth







  • Opposing Investor State Dispute Settlement clauses within trade deals which may impact environmental regulations;








  • Opposing the Trans Pacific Partnership in Australia
















  • Indigenous Land & Rights








  • Supporting the co-management of National Parks by traditional owners;








  • Supporting treaty process in Victoria.
  • Our People

    Leadership Team

    Friends of the Earth is a flat, non-hierarchical organisation which uses consensus decision making processes. This means there are no bosses - and everyone gets a say in how the organisation is run and the strategic direction our campaigns take. Whilst this means whilst we don’t have a CEO, we do have a board of management as required by law.

    Names of Board Members

    Chloe Aldenhoven (FoE Melbourne) Convenor (chair)





    Louise Sales (FoE National) Co-Convenor



    Louise has coordinated Friends of The Earth's Emerging Tech Project since 2012 and is the Treasurer of Hobart City Farm. She has over 10 years of campaigning experience, working for a range of NGOs – including Greenpeace, Environment Victoria and Corporate Watch in the UK. She has an Honours degree in Biology and a Masters degree in Biodiversity and Conservation.









    Franklin Bruinstroop (FoE Brisbane) Treasurer





    Sam Castro (FoE Melbourne) Secretary



    Sam Castro is the operations coordinator of Friends of the Earth Melbourne and the Secretary of Friends of the Earth Australia. Sam has a Masters in Communication and worked in media before moving to the NGO sector in 2008. Sam previously worked in the International Aid and Development sector before moving to work for Friends of the Earth in 2011. Sam is a spokesperson for Friends on the Earth Australia on the TPP and trade, an issue she has been campaigning on since 2011.









    Jim Green (FoE National)



    Jim Green is the national nuclear campaigner and is the editor of Friends of the Earth's national magazine Chain Reaction, editor of the Nuclear Monitor newsletter produced by the World Information Service on Energy (WISE), and a member of the Nuclear Consulting Group.









    Jon Gleu (Far North Queensland)

    Registration Information

    ABN

    18 110 769 501

    Tax Deductible

    Yes

    How to help us

    Work with us

    Volunteer with us

    Our Annual Reports

    Our Mission / Objective

    Our vision is of a world where everyone’s needs are met in a way which safeguards the future of the environment. We campaign for a world where environmental protection, social justice and economic welfare for all people, go hand in hand. Through our local, national and international networks, we work with the community to communicate, raise awareness, put forward alternatives and take action.



















    The alternative we seek to implement is a sustainable society. This involves a reliance on the use of renewable resources which are equitably distributed. It involves the recognition that there is an inextricable link between people and the environment. FoE recognises that organised resistance and action are necessary catalysts for environmental, economic and social change. Such action is essential if we are to achieve a sustainable society based on the equitable distribution of resources and power and recognition of the rights of all people. Friends of the Earth Australia seeks to develop strong relations with environmental and social justice movements in all parts of the world and is committed to a set of objectives which guide our activities.



















    strong>FoE Australia Objectives




















    The objectives of FoE Australia shall be:




















  • To conserve, restore and protect the ecosphere;










  • To create a movement of change that recognises ecological sustainablility and social justice are indivisible;










  • To preserve the natural environment in Australia;










  • To promote public awareness of environmental issues in Australia, through promoting public awareness, direct action activities and the production of educational and community materials









    To assist other people and organisations interested in these objectives to carry out their tasks through the maintenance of resource centres, newsletters, magazines and communication with like-minded national and international bodies.










  • Projects in Progress

    Friends of the Earth works in many areas of social and environmental justice.















    We work around:







    >Climate Justice







  • Divestment campaigning with our partners Market Forces;








  • Securing a ban on fracking in Victoria and working towards it in the rest of the nation;








  • Promoting community owned renewable energy projects;








  • Applying the precautionary principle to geo-engineering offered as a solution to climate change;
























  • Land & Water







  • Against proposed nuclear waste dumps in South Australia








  • Investigating pesticide use and their ecological impacts;








  • Understanding Koala populations in Victoria;








  • Protecting native and old growth forests from logging activites.






  • Food & Technology







  • Using the precautionary principle around nano-technology;








  • Opposing genetically modified food use and corporate control of food systems;
















  • Economics for the Earth







  • Opposing Investor State Dispute Settlement clauses within trade deals which may impact environmental regulations;








  • Opposing the Trans Pacific Partnership in Australia
















  • Indigenous Land & Rights








  • Supporting the co-management of National Parks by traditional owners;








  • Supporting treaty process in Victoria.
  • Our People

    Leadership Team

    Friends of the Earth is a flat, non-hierarchical organisation which uses consensus decision making processes. This means there are no bosses - and everyone gets a say in how the organisation is run and the strategic direction our campaigns take. Whilst this means whilst we don’t have a CEO, we do have a board of management as required by law.

    Names of Board Members

    Chloe Aldenhoven (FoE Melbourne) Convenor (chair)





    Louise Sales (FoE National) Co-Convenor



    Louise has coordinated Friends of The Earth's Emerging Tech Project since 2012 and is the Treasurer of Hobart City Farm. She has over 10 years of campaigning experience, working for a range of NGOs – including Greenpeace, Environment Victoria and Corporate Watch in the UK. She has an Honours degree in Biology and a Masters degree in Biodiversity and Conservation.









    Franklin Bruinstroop (FoE Brisbane) Treasurer





    Sam Castro (FoE Melbourne) Secretary



    Sam Castro is the operations coordinator of Friends of the Earth Melbourne and the Secretary of Friends of the Earth Australia. Sam has a Masters in Communication and worked in media before moving to the NGO sector in 2008. Sam previously worked in the International Aid and Development sector before moving to work for Friends of the Earth in 2011. Sam is a spokesperson for Friends on the Earth Australia on the TPP and trade, an issue she has been campaigning on since 2011.









    Jim Green (FoE National)



    Jim Green is the national nuclear campaigner and is the editor of Friends of the Earth's national magazine Chain Reaction, editor of the Nuclear Monitor newsletter produced by the World Information Service on Energy (WISE), and a member of the Nuclear Consulting Group.









    Jon Gleu (Far North Queensland)

    Registration Information

    ABN

    18 110 769 501

    Tax Deductible

    Yes

    How to Help us

    Work with us

    Volunteer with us

    Our Annual Reports

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