Friends of Nature: 125th Anniversary in 2020
125 Trees for 125 Years: The Gift of Life
As we come to the end of 2020 what a strange year it has been. With Covid-19 taking centre stage it seems like life has been on hold for so long. As we look forward to a New Year we hope for better times and that the vaccines currently being trialled will be a way out.
What better way of showing hope for the future than tree planting...? We are again supporting long established charity 'Trees for Life' in their project of rewilding Scotland and the fact that several of our volunteers are involved in organisation/tree planting
Plant the Gift of Life and let's get 125 trees in the ground!
- Dedicate a tree for X-mas, Birthday, Celebration or as Memory... the choice is yours. You can write near anything on our 'tree wall' page!
- Tell us: 'What does Friends of Nature mean to you...?' An ongoing blog from members around the globe of what the organisation means to them... Why not add your thoughts in this special year and plant a tree in the process...
For people who love nature and the outdoors... a couple of trees in Scotland to raise the spirits... :) Season's Greetings!
Naturefriends celebrate 125yrs of helping make the world a better place...
...you can follow via 125 events planned across the globe!
The Year is 1895:
The movement known as Naturfreunde (later known regionally as Naturefriends/Friends of Nature/Amis de la Nature,...) is formed in Vienna. Our journey has begun! ... read on below
Ever since its foundation, promoting sustainable development of both the environment and society has been at the heart of the Naturefriends movement. Over the last 125 years, Naturefriends around the world have implemented thousands of activities to champion this wide variety of causes: fighting for rights of way, developing environmentally and socially sustainable tourism and leisure-time offers, and promoting protection of the environment and nature, climate justice and international solidarity.
The international campaign “125 activities for sustainable development” aims to give an overview of the diversity of Naturefriends activities that have contributed to sustainable development or continue to do so. In addition to that, the anniversary congress of Naturefriends International, which is held on 13 June 2020 in Vienna, will adopt a list of demands with the aim of pointing out Naturefriends’ commitment to a good future for all people.
The individual activities will be presented with the hashtag #Naturefriends125activities on Facebook and Instagram during the year 2020:
The activities already published can be found here: https://www.nf-int.org/en/themen/125-aktivitaeten/aktivitaeten
Together for a promising future!
The NFI Friends of Nature factsheet has been updated with the new Vienna office address and the content and visuals given a fresh makeover. Plans are well advanced for the 125th Birthday Celebrations in 2020 - see more information on the NFI website here: www.friendsofnature.org
A direct link to the new fact sheet is here: http://www.thefriendsofnature.org.uk/sites/default/files/fileattachments/Naturefriends%20-%20a%20driving%20force%20%282019%29_0.pdf
2018 NFI Annual Report
Fruit tree planting and fuel efficient stoves in the Landscape of Year (Senegal-Gambia), Sustainable Tourism, Climate Justice and Offset Fund, Global Reach with 42 member countries and 350,000 individual members, 700 Friends of Nature houses... our Annual Report showcases the great work going on in our movement!
Click here for pdf copy: 2018 NFI Annual Report.pdf