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Frequently asked questions

  1. Can my organization become a member of Friends of the Earth?
  2. Can I become a member of Friends of the Earth International?
  3. How many members does Friends of the Earth International have?
  4. Can you send me the contact details for the Friends of the Earth group in a specific country?
  5. Can you send me some general information about rainforests (or climate change, pollution, food, etc.) for my school project?
  6. How is Friends of the Earth International funded?
  7. Can you help fund my project/education?
  8. Are you accepting applications for jobs, internships or volunteer positions?
  9. Can you link to my website or my organization's website?
  10. How can I live in a more environmentally-friendly manner?
  11. Do you have a specific question that has not been answered here?

 

  1. Can my organization become a member of Friends of the Earth?
    Please visit www.foei.org/en/who-we-are/member-directory/groups-by-region to find out if there is an existing Friends of the Earth group in your country. If there is, you should contact that group and ask about possibilities for cooperation, as Friends of the Earth International's structure allows only one member group per country.

    If there is no existing Friends of the Earth group in your country and your group is interested in applying for membership, please bear in mind that we have very strict membership criteria. If you feel that your group meets these criteria, you can ask for a membership application form by e-mail.
  2. Can I become a member of Friends of the Earth International?
    Friends of the Earth International does not have individual members, although many of our national groups around the world do. You can support our international activities and become involved in our campaigns by signing up to receive our e-communications. You will typically receive regular news updates and calls to take action. You can also make a donation.
  3. How many members does Friends of the Earth International have?
    Friends of the Earth International has 74 member groups and 11 affiliate groups. All of the groups together have a total of over 2 million members and supporters around the world.
  4. Can you send me the contact details for the Friends of the Earth group in a specific country?
    You can find a complete list of the contact details of all member groups of Friends of the Earth International here. If there is no group listed for a specific country, this means that we do not yet have a group there.
  5. Can you send me some general information about rainforests (or climate change, pollution, food, etc.) for my school project?
    Please see our publications pages for more information
  6. How is Friends of the Earth International funded?
    Friends of the Earth International is funded through contributions from our member groups as well as donations from governments and foundations. Please see our annual report for details.
  7. Can you help fund my project/education?
    Friends of the Earth International is a campaigning organization and is unfortunately not able to offer financial assistance.
  8. Are you accepting applications for jobs, internships or volunteer positions?
    Vacancies at the Friends of the Earth International Secretariat are fairly infrequent as we are a small office. When they do occur, they are posted on our website, so keep checking!

    We do not have funding for paid internships, nor do we have excess desk and computer capacity to host many interns and volunteers, but depending on your skills and field of study there could be a possibility that we can accommodate you. Please keep in mind that we are a rather small secretariat, the actual campaign work carried out by our office is limited. Study our website thoroughly to find out whether your interest fits in what we do. We also advertise our vacancies for volunteers on our website, so please check this. Finally: we have no jobs or tasks available for environmental engineers.

    If there is a Friends of the Earth member group in your country, please contact them to find out about jobs, internships or volunteer positions.
  9. Can you link to my website or my organization's website?
    Most websites we are asked to link to are specific to a certain country or region, whereas the Friends of the Earth International website is intended for a global audience. We therefore request that you contact your Friends of the Earth member group in the country your website is intended for. To contact a member group please go to the member group directory.
  10. How can I live in a more environmentally-friendly manner?
    There are many simple steps that can be taken. A number of national Friends of the Earth groups around the world have created excellent publications on this subject, so we suggest that you contact a group in your country or region of the world. In addition, Friends of the Earth International England, Wales and Northern Ireland has created a page on lifestyle and has publications in English on themes including choosing environmentally friendly wood, eco-renovation, creating a "green" office, sustainable gardening, energy saving, cutting your car use, and waste reduction and recycling.
  11. Do you have a specific question that has not been answered here?
    Please e-mail us using the contact form. We will do our best to respond within two weeks.
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