Founded in 1996, Green Earth Volunteers (GEV) is one of China's oldest local environmental NGOs.
Our mission is to serve as a vehicle for grassroots public participation through encouraging volunteerism. We also support environmental journalism in China, with the goals of improving awareness of environmental issues and improving information disclosure.
Many of our current projects focus on water issues, including encouraging national cooperation on river protection, and we are part of the global Waterkeepers Alliance.
In 2007 GEV formally registered with the Ministry of Civil Affairs as the "Green Earth Environmental Scientific Research Centre." Friends are now working with GEV to create a stable and professional management staff as a foundation on which to consolidate and expand our activities.
GEV was founded in 1996 by radio journalist Ms. Wang Yongchen, a prolific writer and award-winning journalist. Wang's media credentials and reputation as a dedicated reporter, as well as her courage in taking on contentious issues, help explain our effectiveness to date.
GEV has received some funding from overseas groups, including grants from the Blue Moon Fund, Canon, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the French Embassy, Misereor Foundation the Rockefeller Brothers Foundation, and Waterkeepers Alliance.
Given the pool of talented volunteers already associated with GEV, and our important track record to date, we hope we can continue to play an important role in China's nascent environmental movement.
If you are interested in getting involved with GEV as a volunteer, please email the following address with “Volunteer” in the subject:
Tel/Fax: +8610-84039930, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Address: No.21, PAO JU HU TONG ER TIAO, Dong Cheng District, Beijing China.