Feeding a growing world population whilst still protecting our environment is extremely challenging
Agriculture places significant pressure on natural resources and our environment and non-sustainable agricultural practices, seeking maximum yield with minimum regard for the environmental and human consequences, can result in destruction of habitat, soil erosion and degradation, amongst other things
Friend of the Earth is an international certification scheme for sustainable agriculture and breeding whose principles are based on the safeguarding and protection of the entire ecosystem. Sustainable agriculture is a type of farming that focuses on producing long-term crops and livestock without compromising the ability of current or future generations to meet their needs, based on the principle of maintaining a sustainable balance between the demands for food production and the preservation of our natural environment.
By clicking on the links below you can view all the Friend of the Earth’s sustainable news – covering such topics as agriculture, conservation projects and our latest press releases. You can also access our Webinars and online courses that cover a wide range of topics such as ‘Sustainable Insect farming’ to ‘Sustainable coffee production and certification’.
We regularly update this page so you can keep up to date with how Friend of the Earth is contributing towards sustainable living.
The World Sustainability Foundation makes it possible to actively contribute to conservation and humanitarian initiatives simply by purchasing products certified as sustainable by Friend of the Sea® and Friend of the Earth® Milan-based World Sustainability Foundation (WSF) is a nonprofit with global social solidarity goals. Land enhancement, protection of marine and terrestrial resources and habitats, […]
Dear Madam/Sir, Friend of the Earth would like to invite you to the upcoming free of charge webinar on “Sustainable cotton production and certification.” 22nd of February 2023 at 3PM (Central Europe Time). This webinar can be of interest to: – Agriculture and farming companies. – Retail and wholesale chains. – Companies’ sustainability and environmental managers. […]
Friend of the Earth started a partnership with the MarBrasil Association aiming to provide an assessment of the biodiversity status of mangroves and reveal their potential for carbon stock, an understudied topic where the research gaps persist. Owing to the Friend of the Earth funding, the results of this study can serve as a basis […]
In the 1970s, French explorer Jacques Cousteau estimated that Lake Titicaca, between Peru and Bolivia, contained more than one billion Telmatobius culeus, the Latin name for the giant frog endemic to the lake. Today the situation is profoundly different. The Titicaca frog is no exception to the global trend of drastically declining frog numbers. The International […]
Dear Madam/Sir, Friend of the Earth would like to invite you to the upcoming free of charge webinar on “Sustainable cheese production and certification.” 18th of January 2023 at 3PM (Central Europe Time). This webinar can be of interest to: – Agriculture and farming companies. – Food producers and traders. – Retail and wholesale chains. […]
SEND US YOUR BUTTERFLY PHOTOWhatsApp +39 351 2522520 – Click Here http://bit.ly/38egSNJ Do you know why people around the world are so committed to sending us images of butterflies? The butterfly is a truly Friend of the Earth, and helps pollinate plants and alerts us on climate change! These images will help us to produce […]
Together, Friend of the Earth and Save Vietnam’s Wildlife will support pangolins and put a stop to wildlife trafficking. Friend of the Earth is launching a new partnership to support Save Vietnam’s Wildlife, which works to rescue, rehabilitate, and safeguard the habitat of other endangered species as well as the pangolin, the world’s most trafficked mammal. Wildlife […]
As of November, WSO offers Friend of the Sea® and Friend of the Earth® certified technical courses to provide in depth updates on sustainability issues in the food and non-food sectors. The second World Sustainability Organization’s online training course is dedicated to the textile industry, and it will take place on Thursday, December 15, from […]
Help Friend of the Earth in its campaign to protect this big cat It has rosette-shaped patches on Its thick, smoke-gray coat. Its tail, which can be as long as its body, is used as a scarf in the winter, wrapped around its muzzle to protect it from the harsh temperatures of its habitat: the […]
Sustainable cotton from Brazil can help fashion lower its burden on the environment The World Sustainability Organization (WSO) announces the certification of the whole production of the Brazilian company Natural Cotton Color according to Friend of the Earth strict fashion sustainability standard. The certification is awarded to Natural Cotton Color’s CEO and Founder, Francisca Vieira, an international authority and precursor in […]