AFoE is a local group of Friends of the Earth (Scotland). We join in with national campaigns such as the Campaign for Environmental Justice, but, in keeping with Friends of the Earth’s basic concept of Think Globally, Act Locally, most of our work is on subjects directly linked to the City of Aberdeen – such as transport, waste, fishing and communities.
Our Mission: Friends of the Earth defends the environment and champions a
healthy and just world.
Friends of the Earth is a worldwide federation of national environmental
organizations. This federation aims to:
protect the earth against further deterioration and repair damage
inflicted upon the environment by human activities and negligence;
preserve the earth’s ecological, cultural and ethnic diversity;
increase public participation and democratic decision-making.
Greater democracy is both an end in itself and is vital to the protection of
the environment and the sound management of natural resources;
achieve social, economic and political justice and equal access to
resources and opportunities for men and women on the local, national,
regional and international levels;
promote environmentally sustainable development on the local,
national, regional and global levels.
Friends of the Earth International is the world¹s largest grassroots
environmental network, uniting 71 diverse national member groups and some
5,000 local activist groups on every continent.
With approximately 1.5 million members and supporters around the world, we
campaign on today¹s most urgent environmental and social issues. We
challenge the current model of economic and corporate globalization, and
promote solutions that will help to create environmentally sustainable and
socially just societies.
Our decentralized and democratic structure allows all member groups to
participate in decision-making. Our international positions are informed and
strengthened by our work with communities, and our alliances with indigenous
peoples, farmers’ movements, trade unions, human rights groups and others.