Day 115: Environmental Justice Foundation
Our world is a very precious and fragile place, with all the recent environment catastrophes that have occurred in the past years, from oil spills, to shrinking glaciers, to forest fires, it’s important to acknowledge how we are affecting the environment, wildlife, and people and develop ways to protect it. The Environmental Justice Foundation is one of many great organizations working to empower the people affected by environmental abuses and eventually create long term solutions to everything from child labor, to pirate fishing, and more.
Environmental Justice Foundation is a registered charity established in 2000 to empower people who suffer most from environmental abuses to find peaceful ways of preventing them. EJF makes a direct link between the need for environmental security and the defence of basic human rights
EJF provides film and advocacy training to individuals and grassroots organisations in the global south, enabling them to document, expose and create long term solutions to environmental abuses. EJF campaigns internationally to raise awareness of the issues our grassroots partners are working to solve locally.
Today EJF has a team of campaigners and film-makers based in London, and works internationally with partners in Brazil, Vietnam, Mali, Sierra Leone, Uzbekistan, Mauritius and Indonesia.
Their campaigns include:
Climate change is set to create millions of environmental refugees. There needs to be a new legally-binding instrument identifying and protecting climate refugees.
Cotton production abuses
Ethical and sustainable cotton production free from forced child labour and deadly pesticides.
Pirate Fishing and Bycatch
An end to illegal fishing, that causes massive damage to the marine environment and livelihoods of coastal communities in developing countries
Impacts of shrimp farming
The protection of coastal regions and communities from the destruction of precious natural habitats caused by shrimp farms.
Deadly chemical pesticides
Governments to ban the use of Endosulfan, one of the world’s most dangerous and pervasive pesticides.
Illegal trafficking of plants and animals is reducing wildlife populations, some to the verge of extinction.
Amount Donated: $5 (U.S.)
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