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.
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 […]
Fashion Show 24th September 2022 – 4.30PM The Sustainable Showroom is open during the famous week of fashion in Milan, on the 20th of September and until the 26th. The Showroom is located in the certified restaurant Temakinho – via Boccaccio, 4 – Milan. Fashion Show 24th September 2022 – 4.30PM For more info and to book the date […]
Of the five species of rhinos alive today, the critically endangered black rhino and the near threatened white rhino both live in South Africa. Friend of the Earth has teamed up with The Rhino Orphanage, a rescue and rehabilitation center for orphaned rhinos, to support the orphanage’s plans to expand the land dedicated to rehabilitation In […]
The first showroom entirely dedicated to garments made following the principles of ethics and sustainability is preparing to open its doors for its second edition, in Milan, Sept. 20-26, on the same days of the Fashion Week. Its first edition, last February, was a huge success. Now the Ethical and Sustainable Showroom, a project of the World […]
Dear Madam/Sir, Friend of the Earth would like to invite you to the upcoming free of charge webinar on “Big cats conservation status and Friend of the Earth programs. Case Study: camera traps and the snow leopard.” 14th of September 2022 at 3PM (Central Europe Time). This webinar can be of interest to: – Agriculture companies – food producers and […]
Dear Madam/Sir, Friend of the Earth would like to invite you to the upcoming free of charge webinar on “Parrot conservation status and Friend of the Earth programs. Case study Mastervet Veterinary Clinic.“ 14th of June 2022 at 3PM (Central Europe Time). This webinar can be of interest to: – Companies which are interested to donate and contribute to conservation […]
The indri is the only lemur that communicates through song, echoing through the forests of Madagascar. However, this marvelous and distinctive rhythm could disappear if nothing is done. The indri (Indri indri) has been classified as critically endangered since 2014. For this reason, Friend of the Earth, a project from the World Sustainability Organization, is eager […]
WEBINAR: Bats conservation status and Friend of the Earth programs (Recorded Webinar) Dear Madam/Sir, Friend of the Earth would like to invite you to the upcoming free of charge webinar on “Bat conservation status and Friend of the Earth programs. Case Study: Bat World Sanctuary.” 27th of April 2022 at 3PM (Central Europe Time). […]
For this year’s Earth Day, the World Sustainability Organization steps up its efforts to protect endangered species, restore nature and push for a sustainable revolution. The organization announces new resources for conservation programs and boosts support for companies committed to building sustainable economies. As people around the world gather to celebrate Earth Day this Friday, […]
Every 17th of April, the world celebrates Bat Appreciation Day, the conquerors of the air and the dark. This day is an opportunity to remember the critical role these animals play for the environment and take action to protect them. There are over 1,300 species of bats globally, about one-fifth of all mammals. They belong […]