The Green Economy Foundation works on a whole variety of issues, from farming to economics, from biodiversity to climate change. We work on these things because they are all linked. It is our objective to ensure that policy makers see those links, and that strategies take note of the interconnected nature of these different elements. That could be strategies by government departments, by industry, by policy makers in Europe or others.
We also do practical projects. We have a philosophy of not criticizing something unless we can propose a viable alternative. So when we criticize forestry strategies, for example, we also took on a 320 acre estate in West Cork and planted it with an alternative to the current outdated model. We also have a project called One Million Trees in A Day, which involves, well, the name kind of gives it away. We like planting trees, and in 2010 we set a target to plant 10 million trees in 10 years. Half way there in time, we are about 40% there in planting, but expect to hit our target. See our projects page for more on this, and for our most recent adventure which involves saving species and habitats in Tobago!