|Taking Action - An Environmental Guide for You and Your Community (UNEP, 1995, 244 p.)|
There are hundreds of thousands of community organizations working around the world for the cause of environmental sustainability. Often, locating one in your community is just a matter of asking around. Listed in this section are the addresses of those organizations that in some way participated in the creation of this book, and of those organizations that were referred to in the text. Though the organizations are grouped here under geographic region, many of them work globally.
The Association for the Protection of the Environment
31 Montazah Street
Tel: (+20 2) 417-29-96
This organization works with local communities within Cairo to collect and recycle household wastes.
Environmental Development in the Third World
ENDA works with environment and development issues throughout the developing world. They have offices worldwide.
Environmental Liaison Centre International (ELCI)
P.O. Box 72461
Tel: (+215 2) 562 015
Fax: (+254 2) 562 175
E-mail: email@example.com (or) firstname.lastname@example.org
ELCI is a network of community-based environmental NGOs, many of which are in the developing world.
P.O. Box 67545
Tel: (+254 2) 504264
The Greenbelt Movement started out planting trees but has now broadened its scope to incorporate all areas of community environmental action in East Africa.
International Council for Research in Agroforestry
United Nations Avenue, Gigiri
P.O. Box 30677
ICRAF is involved in all aspects of research in agroforestry, especially as it relates to environmental sustainability.
Kenya Institute of Organic Farming (KIOF):
P.O. Box 34972
KIOF promotes the pursuance of sustainable agriculture through the use of organic farming and other natural methods. KIOF runs a training programme whereby farmers from rural areas are educated in sustainable technologies.
Namibian Economic Policy and Research Unit (NEPRU)
P.O. Box 40219
59 Bahnhof Street
Panafrican Union for Science and Technology
Ave. E.P. Lumumba
Tel: (242) 836 535 or 832265
Fax: (242) 832 185
This organization works throughout Africa on issues related to science and technology.
Southern Centre (for Energy and Environment)
31 Frank Johnson Avenue
Asia / Pacific
The Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology
P.O. Box 4575
New Delhi 110016
APCTT works with environmental technology in Asia & the Pacific region.
Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA)
House No. 47, Road No. 5, Dhanmondi
R/A, Dhaka 1205, Bangladesh.
GPO Box No. 3015
Tel: (880-2) 864 283
Fax: (880-2) 862957
BELA is a public interest litigation organization with a number of court successes on environmental and consumers issues. BELA works with legislators and is involved in advocacy and local level capacity building for enabling disadvantaged, groups to participate in policy making.
Society for Environmental Communication
F-6, Kailash Colony
New Delhi-110 048
B-32 Tara Crescent
Qutab Institutional Area
New Delhi 110016 India
Tel: (91-11) 66-5370 or 65-7938
Fax: (91-11) 68-66031
Development Alternatives works throughout Asia on several environmental issues.
Environmental Impact Management Agency (BAPEDAL)
Althaloka Bldg., 11F
Jl. Jendral Sudirman No. 2
Tel: (62-21) 251-1482
Fax: (62-21) 251-1547
BAPEDAL works with all environmental issues in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific.
Energy & Environment/Appropriate Technology
P.O. Box 9874
Nadi Airport P.O.
Tel: (679) 790 003
Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC)
2-110 Ryokuchi koen
Tel: (81-6) 915-4121
Fax: (81-6) 915-0181
GEC works globally with urban management.
Haffkine Institute for Training, Research and
Department of Zooniosis
Acharya Dond Marg. Parel
International Lake Environment Committee (ILEC)
Kusatsu-City, Shiga 525, Japan
Tel: (81-775) 68-4567
Fax: (81-775) 68-4568
ILEC works globally with freshwater resources.
Taiwan Environmental Protection Union (TEPU)
5Fl.-4 No. 12, Lane 74, Wen Chow St.
Taipei 106, TAIWAN
Tel: (886-2) 363-6419
Fax: (886-2) 362-3458
The Taiwan Environmental Protection Union works in areas of waste (especially nuclear), the atmosphere, oceans and coasts throughout the Asia/Pacific area.
West Asia / Middle East
National Council for Scientific Research
P.O. Box 8281
Tel: (961-1) 822-665
Fax: (961-1) 822-639
The National Council for Scientific Research works on forestry and related issues throughout the Middle East and Africa.
Latin America / Caribbean
Institute of Hydroelectric Resources
Panama 5, Panama City
Tel: (507) 227-5877 or 5057
Fax: (507) 227-4767
The Institute of Hydroelectric Resources works with water issues in Central America.
Island Resources Foundation
6296 Estate Nazareth No. 11
St. Thomas, VI 00802-1104
Tel: (+1809) 775-6225
Fax: (+1 809) 779-2022
The Island Resources Foundation works throughout the Caribbean on issues related to biodiversity, waste, water (fresh and marine) quality, oceans and coasts.
Clarke Street, Vieux Fort
St. Lucia, West Indies
The mission of CANARI is to create avenues for the equitable participation and effective collaboration of Caribbean communities and institutions in managing the use of natural resources critical to development.
USA and Canada
Environmental Business Council
53 State Street
Boston MA 02109
The Environment Business Council works to promote business that is economically and ecologically-correct.
Global Action Plan International (GAP)
P.O. Box 428
GAP is involved in promoting the wise use of resources at the household level. The organization promotes reducing, reusing and recycling resources to the greatest extent possible, and publishes a number of household action plans for different regions of the world.
One Rotary Centre
1560 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL60201-3698 USA
Tel: (+708) 866-3000
Fax: (+708) 328-8554
Though involved with many issues related to the community, Rotary International also works with all environmental issues at a community level. They have chapters and offices in more than a hundred countries around the world.
International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives
Toronto, Ontario M5H
Tel: 416 392 1462
Fax: 416 392 1478
International Waste Services Association
3315 Ardley Court,
Church, Virginia 22041
Tel: (703) 845 1968
Fax: (703) 998 1219
The International Association of Lions Clubs
300 22nd Street/Oak Brook
Tel: 708 571-5466
Fax: 708 571 8890
Avenue des Celtes 20
1040 Brussels Belgium
Earthaction Network is involved in advocacy, education and awareness raising on all issues related to the environment from biodiversity to desertification.
German NGO Working Group on Biodiversity
D-10965 Berlin, Germany
The German NGO Working Group has been involved in all aspects of the Biodiversity Convention since the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.
Greenpeace is involved in many aspects of the environmental movement from oceans and coasts to forests and waste. The organizations particular emphasis is on advocacy, but it also is greatly involved in education and awareness raising.
Myson House, Railway Terrace
Rugby CV 21 3HT
International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA)
P.O. Box 216
1211 Geneva 21
International Ecological Agricultural Network
139, Rue de LHospice Communal
International Society of Doctors for the
S-291 54 Kristianstand
Fax: (4644) 311 945
Leicester Ecology Trust Ltd. (L.E.T.)
Lowtech and Recycling Center
No. 6 Evington Street
Leicester LE2 0SA
The L.E.T. is involved in community recycling and other grassroots sustainability issues.
United Nations Volunteers Headquarters
Palais des Nations
1211 Geneva 10
Tel: (+41 22) 788-24 55
Fax: (+41 22) 788-25 01
The United Nations Volunteers mobilizes groups of volunteers from country around the world to address problems worldwide. Much of their work involves environmental issues. They have many regional offices.
United Nations Association of the United Kingdom (UNA-UK)
3 Whitehall Court
London SW1A 2EL
Tel: (44 71) 930 2931/2
UNA-UK works at home in the United Kingdom and through out the world on issues and concerns related to the United Nations. Its activities are especially centred on concerns related to the environment and sustainable development, as envisioned in Agenda 21. It is involved in both advocacy and education.
World Association of Girlguides and Girlscouts (WAGGS)
12c Lyndhurst Road
The World Association of Girlguides and Girlscouts works with youth around the world. As part of their activities, they often incorporate environmental events education and awareness-raising.
World Scout Conference Bureau
5, Rue du Pre - Jérome
1205 Geneve, Suisse
P.O. Box 24
1211 Geneva 4
World Travel & Tourism Environment Research Centre
Octals, Oxford Brookes University
Headington OX3 OBP
WTTERC works to promote tourism that is sustainable in terms of the environment, culture, economy and the society.
Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Avenue du Mont Blanc
Tel: 41 22 364 9111
Fax: 41 22 364 4238
International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural
Avenue du Mont Blanc
Tel: (4122) 999 0001
Fax: (4122) 999 0020
International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent
1211 Geneva 19
Tel: 4122 730 4222
Fax: 4122 733 0395
International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements