Friends of the Earth/Les Amis de la Terre (Canada)
Organization profile published 1981
Publisher: Friends of the Earth/Les Amis de la Terre (Canada), Ottawa, Canada
Year Published: 1981
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX2162
Abstract: Friends of the Earth (FOE) Canada, founded in 1978, describes itself as an environmental group seeking to establish a strong national voice in the interests of environmental protection. FOE maintains energy and resources, and opposing waste, pollution and destruction of the environment.
FOE Canada, a number of Friends of the Earth International, is fighting for the soft energy path, resource conservation and the environment. Soft energy emphasises conservation and renewable energy sources. To carry on the struggle, FOE has developed a program aimed at monitoring government activities, supporting environmental groups and informing the public. Most of the major environmental groups in Canada are members of FOE. This organization has published a number of materials. Alternatives: A Journal of Friends of the Earth is its official journal, and focuses on the environment. InforEarth is the name of its book distribution service; FOE is also building a national library of resource materials for environmental groups.
There are now FOE groups in 20 countries. Each national organization is a fully independent, voluntary associate of Friends of the Earth International.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1981.
See also CX2900, CX675.