Estonian Green Movement

The Estonian Green Movement is a non-governmental, non-profit environmental organisation and was one of the first environmental organisations in Estonia to deal with a wide range of environment and development issues.

Their first campaign was against the opening of a large phosphorite mine in Northeast Estonia, which would have brought irreversible damage to ground water, forest and marine ecological systems. As a result of the successful campaign, the Estonian Green Movement rapidly developed into a nationwide grassroots organisation. Subsequently, they earned credit as a leader in the Estonian independence movement. In their activities, the Estonian Green Movement is backed- by a nationwide active network of some 300 individual members.

The Estonian Green Movement currently focuses on environmental problems brought by independence. It has become one of the most influential environmental groups in Estonia, advocating for the environmental needs of Estonia's inhabitants. The Estonian Green Movement- endeavours to respond to regional environmental problems brought by the political and social changes, and to protect Estonian natural resources at grassroots, national, and international levels.

Their activities are carried out in the framework of seven working groups that deal with the issues of energy, forestry, sustainable consumption, transport, water & youth.

In addition to the working groups more specific projects are undertaken, such as assessing the possible impacts of large-scale infrastructure investment projects by the European Union and International financial institutions.

PO Box 318

Tartu 50002

Estonia

+372 7 422532

fax: + 372 7 422084

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