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.
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Milan, 19 of April 2023. The Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (ApexBrasil) has received the “Friend of the Earth 2023 Sustainability Award” in recognition of its outstanding efforts to promote sustainable practices with exporting Brazilian companies. The award ceremony took place at “Sustainable Friends”, the Friend of the Earth showroom and flagship store […]
“We forget that we belong to nature; we have become estranged from it. Our senses have fallen asleep. We are connected to the world and disconnected from our earth, weakening our creative capacity“, says Priscila Rebelo, founder of the Brazilian brand Crina. With this assumption in mind, Crina designs jewels that are “an invitation to awakening.” […]
Agri-food is one of the main sectors of the Balkan countries, particularly Albania. Over 40% of the country’s surface is dedicated to agriculture, which generates roughly 23% of the GDP, providing 43% of jobs. The European “Green Deal” is thus extremely relevant to Albania, aiming at new growth with a focus on environmental and social […]
Can Art help protect the Planet and Nature? Like all human activities, Art too has its impact, be it beneficial or negative, on the planet. Artistic activity can generate waste that is difficult to recycle, especially paints and their containers, which in some cases can even pollute the environment with toxic substances and jeopardize health. […]
During the Salone del Mobile 2023, the week that the city of Milan dedicates to the Design and Furniture sectors, the World Sustainability Organization, through its Friend of the Earth® project, will be launching a new certification standard – Sustainable Furniture – designed specifically for manufacturers who create interior design objects with respect for the environment. […]
The first Showroom entirely dedicated to garments made according to the principles of ethics and sustainability will open the doors of its third edition, from 21 to 27 February in Milan, at the same time as Fashion Week. The Showroom will be hosted at the WSO’s future flagship store, Sustainable Friends. The Ethical and Sustainable […]
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. […]
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, […]
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 […]