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About the Foundation for GAIA

Never before in the evolutionary history of our Earth has the whole ecosystem been so endangered by the actions of the human race as to threaten the life-support system of the planet. It is in response to this realisation that the Foundation for GAIA has been set up. Gaia, the name of the ancient Greek goddess of the Earth, represents the living being of this planet as embodied in all its life-forms and ecosystems.

The Foundation for GAIA is an international humanitarian foundation with a global outlook that operates worldwide. It is non-governmental, non-profit-making and non-denominational. With headquarters located in the UK, the Foundation for GAIA, founded in 1983, was formally established as a registered charity (No 327843) under the Charity Commission of England and Wales.

It calls for humankind to act in partnership with nature in protecting the complex life-support system of the planet, to husband resources appropriately, to establish satisfactory recycling mechanisms in harmony with natural ones, to develop clean energy sciences and to move towards a new ecological economic system that makes a clear distinction between wholesome and cancerous forms of growth.

We work in partnership with a variety of groups around the world.  We support the work of grassroots organisations, as well as representing NGOs at international forums such as at the United Nations and its various bodies in Geneva and Vienna, and work ceaselessly, with our partners, to put environmental and human rights issues on the international agenda and to work together to achieve our vision of an ecologically, economically and socially sustainable and equitable world.

It is a non-governmental civil-society organisation in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations

Our Beliefs

The Foundation ƒor GAIA believes that every living being is unique, and respect for the diverse cultural, spiritual, social and ethnic values of the human race is paramount to our philosophy.

With a view towards an equitable and humane world, the Foundation for GAIA posits that a fundamental human right is that of living within a balanced bio-system, where the health of that bio-system is seen as integral to the health and flourishing of life. The ecological ethic involves identification with the whole of nature, from the smallest life form to the planet itself and the evolutionary forces that prevail at each level.

Individuals and organizations working as catalysts for the awakening of human consciousness are an important part of this ecological work, because it is from such a shift that a new set of fundamental assumptions about human life will emerge.

Never before in the evolutionary history of our Earth has the whole ecosystem been so endangered by the actions of the human race as to threaten the life-support system of the planet. It is in response to this realisation that the Foundation for GAIA has been set up in 1984. GAIA is the name of the ancient Greek goddess of the Earth and symbolises the planet as a living entity.

Our Values

With a view towards an equitable and humane world, the Foundation posits that a fundamental human right is that of living within a balanced bio-system, where the health of that bio-system is seen as integral to the flourishing of human life. The ecological ethic involves identification with the whole of nature, from the smallest life form to the planet itself and the evolutionary forces that prevail at that level.

We believe that every living being is unique, and respect for the diverse cultural, spiritual, social and ethnic values of the human race is paramount to our philosophy.

Our priority is to work in partnership with individuals and organisations who are taking action motivated by true global perspectives in which people, society and nature are given full recognition as part of a larger evolving and fundamentally interconnected whole. Individuals and organisations working as catalysts for the transformation of human consciousness are an important part of this ecological work, because it is from such a shift that a new set of fundamental assumptions about human life will emerge.

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