Amigu di Tera/Friends of the Earth Curaçao was founded in 1989 and became a member of FoEI in 1990. The group's 530 members are found on two Caribbean islands, Curaçao and Bonaire, that form part of the Netherlands Antilles. Our newsletter in both the local language, Papiamentu, and Dutch is issued on an occasional basis.
Amigu di Tera is well known on the islands and appears regularly in the press. In Bonaire, nature conservation is the main focus, while on the more industrialised Curaçao the focus is on the oil refinery, energy and land use policies.
Based on the report "Sustainable Curaçao," a grassroots process was recently begun in local communities to improve the quality of life and enhance awareness of sustainability. Self help is a major underlying theme of this process. For people of the Netherlands Antilles, sustainability also means the struggle for self identity. Amigu di Tera participates in FoEI's Sustainable Societies program.