World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about taking action to tackle the water crisis. Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water. The Sustainable Development […]
Mikhail Gorbachev has resigned from his position on the Board of Green Cross International and simultaneously renounced his title of Founding President. President Gorbachev was the Chairman of Green Cross International until October 2016, when famous ocean explorer and environmentalist Jean-Michel Cousteau was elected to succeed him. While no longer Chairman, President Gorbachev remained a member of the Board and fully committed to advancing the Green Cross mission.
“This was a difficult decision to take given the role of GCI in my life, however the present circumstances do not leave me any other choice,” said Gorbachev. He leaves, “in great sadness and with unwavering respect to all my friends and supporters,” because he does not want to give any legitimacy to the developments that are taking place in the organization.
Following the resignation of President Gorbachev, GCI Treasurer Sander Mallien and the newly elected Chairman Jean-Michel Cousteau also resigned.
On 22 March, World Water Day, Green Cross will inaugurate the first “Olympics of Sustainability” through the fifth edition of “Salva la Goccia (Save the Drop)”, a water conservation awareness-campaign. Children and students in schools, citizens and families, and athletes all over the world are invited to participate in this special anti-waste challenge. The objective: […]