Friends of the Earth Australia


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WHO ARE Friends of the Earth Australia?

Friends Of The Earth (Australia) are an environmental grassroots network comprised of member groups that “promote solutions that will help to create environmentally sustainable and socially just societies.”

Friends Of The Earth (Australia) are a member of Friends Of The Earth International, which consists of 77 national member groups.

WHY DO THEY EXIST?

Friends Of The Earth (Australia)’s vision is “of a world where everyone’s needs are met in a way which safeguards the future of the environment.”

WHAT DO THEY DO?

They work through local, national and international networks to raise awareness, put forward alternatives, and take action for a fair and ecologically sustainable future. Friends Of The Earth (Australia)’s campaigns include:

  • Limiting the greenhouse gas concentration level in the atmosphere to be safe for all life on planet earth.

  • Working in collaboration with, and being led by, first Australians in a process of de-colonisation of the economy, especially around mining issues.

  • Ensuring that nuclear energy is not seen as a solution to climate change.

  • Ensuring that an inclusive renewable energy future is created, primarily based on community owned and operated power.

  • Reshaping economic systems so they acknowledge ecological limits, prevent dangerous climate change, and build resilience to the impacts that are already locked in.

  • Ensuring that no-one is left behind when dealing with climate change.

HOW DO THEY EARN THEIR MONEY?

 Source: Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

Source: Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

 

HOW DO THEY SPEND THEIR MONEY? 

 Source: Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

Source: Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

 

SHOULD I DONATE TO Friends of the Earth Australia?

Friends of the Earth (Australia) are a legally registered charity with deductible gift recipient status. They describe their purpose, the advocacy programs they are undertaking and the results of their programs. They also describe their board and finances. They show how they are working with other organisations in the sector.

However, we need to see more before being confident that Friends of the Earth (Australia) is a completely trustworthy and effective charity. We would like to see how they evaluate the success of their campaigns and how they monitor performance of the organisation as a whole. We would also like to see how they spend money across campaigns, in order to have confidence that money is being directed to their identified priority areas.

After considering both the strengths and weaknesses of Friends of the Earth (Australia), our recommendation is neutral. They present basic information that indicates they are probably trustworthy and effective, but we need further assurances before being able to recommend them with confidence. In order to improve our confidence with Friends of the Earth (Australia), we would like to see:

  • more on how they monitor the performance of their organisation;

  • evaluations of their awareness campaigns; and

  • more on how they spend money across different campaigns.

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

We have looked into the finances, operations and results of Friends of the Earth (Australia) and present our evaluation in a report that you can download now. This evaluation shows you how your donation is spent, who is running the organisation and if there are any potential conflicts of interest. It also looks into whether the charity can demonstrate they are delivering meaningful results. Finally, it contains our recommendation on if you should donate to them and why.

Download our complete evaluation of Friends of the Earth (Australia) below to find out if they're the charity for you.


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Find out whether Friends of the Earth Australia is the charity for you. In this evaluation we describe what this charity does and why, what you should know about them, how your money is spent, who is running the organisation and whether they deliver results. Last of all, we recommend whether you should donate to them based on our evaluation. 

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