Global Action Plan

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In 1989 Global Action Plan was established in the United States and the Netherlands on the initiative of David Gershon and Bessie Schadee. The first design for a 'household EcoTeam programme' was presented at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992. The programme was conceived to involve everyday people in creating solutions to environmental problems.

The Global Action Plan idea spread to a number of countries and was launched in its current form in the UK by Director, Trewin Restorick. The first programme engaged 30,000 households and was supported by thousands of volunteers, who participated and received action packs that offered practical tips on ways to use energy efficiently, reduce waste, cut water use in their homes and to shop ethically.

Since then new programmes have come online working with businesses and schools. More organizations have now jointed the Global Action Plan network worldwide to take up the challenge, with several countries adopting the UK programmes due to their proven high levels of success.


Founders Trewin Restorick Type Limited company and Charitable trust Founded 1993 as 'Global Action Plan ' Headquarters London, UK Area served World Focus Sustainability, Sustainable development, Environmentalism, Environmental behaviour change training Method training Motto Creating the Climate for Change Website [1]

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