Friends of the Earth UK

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Friends of the Earth UK

"The first Friends of the Earth group was founded in San Francisco in the US in 1969.

"Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland was established in September 1971. We're celebrating our 40th anniversary in 2011." [1]

John Elkington recalls "In the mid-1970s I was part of a FoE-hosted initiative called Planners Against Growth—which sucked me a little deeper into the organization. But when I co-founded Environmental Data Services (ENDS) in 1978 with WWF co-founder Max Nicholson, he was anti both Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace, seeing them as “unscientific.” I pointed him in the direction of FoE affiliate Earth Resources Research (ERR). Max was in his mid-70s, and his generation of Conservationists tended to be pro-hunting, pro-shooting, pro-Establishment, whereas the new generation of Environmentalists were anti pretty much all of the above. Over time, we helped change Max’s worldview, but not that of some of his generation." [2]

Board

Accessed March 2012: [3]

Board (December 2011)

Accessed December 2011: [4]

Friends of the Earth Trust

Friends of the Earth Limited

Board (2010-11)

Trustees who held office during the year were: [5]

  • Jeremy Birch; Pat Chapman-Pincher (resigned February 2011); Dave Coleman (retired October 2010); Stewart Crocker; Jess Gold; Frank Green (appointed October 2010); Hilary Griffiths; John Halladay; Mark Hammond (retired October 2010); Bonnie Horsman; Dr Michael Hughes (resigned February 2011); Anthony Rae; Dr Tania Sayer (appointed October 2010); Mike Smyth (Chair); John Tiller; Paula Whitney.

directors who held office during the year were:

  • Jeremy Birch; Dave Coleman (retired October 2010); Simon Counsell (Chair); Jess Gold; Frank Green (appointed October 2010); Hilary Griffiths; John Halladay; Mark Hammond (retired October 2010); Bonnie Horsman; Dr Michael Hughes (resigned February 2011); Ben Jackson; Clive Parsons (resigned November 2010); Anthony Rae; Dr Tania Sayer (appointed October 2010); Paula Whitney.

Selected Funders (2010-11)

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles

References

  1. Founding, Friends of the Earth UK, accessed December 11, 2011.
  2. John Elkington [http://www.johnelkington.com/journal/journal_entry.asp?id=681 Friends of the Earth is 40], organizational web page, accessed January 10, 2013.
  3. Friends of the Earth UK Board, organizational web page, accessed March 25, 2012.
  4. Board, Friends of the Earth UK, accessed December 11, 2011.
  5. Friends of the Earth UK 2010-11 Annual Review, organizational web page, accessed March 25, 2012.
  6. Friends of the Earth UK 2010-11 Annual Review, organizational web page, accessed March 25, 2012.