Green Cross International Celebrates Diane Meyer Simon as New Chairperson

  As Global Green and Green Cross International Celebrate their 25th Anniversary, Global Green Founder Diane Meyer Simon, takes on role as Green Cross International Chair.   Switzerland, (July 1, 2019) — Following several months of discussion by the Green Cross International (GCI) Board of Directors, Diane Meyer Simon will assume the chair of Green … Read more

Diane Meyer Simon follows Martin Bäumle as Chairperson of Green Cross International (GCI)

Diane Meyer-Simon takes over the chairmanship of Green Cross International from Martin Bäumle as per 1 July 2019. Martin Bäumle will resign as Chairman but stay on the Board of Directors of GCI. At the same time, Prof. Dr. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker will resigns as a board member of GCI. Martin Bäumle became Chairman … Read more

The Shoe Project in Kenya


GCI Project: Smart Water for Green Schools The Shoe Project is a collaboration between Green Cross Japan,Green Cross Swedenand theGreen Belt Movement (GBM)in Kenya, which distributed some 1,000 shoes to children and youth in the Rift Valley, last Febuary. The Shoe Project was made possible through the generous support Mr Shoo Iwasaki, President of Green … Read more

Mining Project Threatens One of Europe’s Most Important Water Reservoirs: Lake Vättern in Sweden


Press Release – 28 August 2018 The Swedish authorities are called upon to take action as World Water Week opens in Stockholm. Tuesday 28 August 2018, Geneva, Switzerland –– Green Cross Sweden, with the support of Green Cross International, and along with Urbergsgruppen Grenna-Norra Kärr, denounces the current and proposed mining activities of Tasman Metals … Read more

Youth for a Green Future join 23rd Year of Therapy Camps for Children


Youths from the Green Cross therapeutic camps on stage in a play about the Earth Charter – the piece was shown in Uster, Winterthur, Zurich, Bern, Wimmis and Thun. Zurich, 25 July 2018 The fifth international therapeutic camp was launched this week, in parallel to annual therapeutic camps organised in several Green Cross partner countries. … Read more

Green Cross Burkina Faso elected to the board of the African Network on Water


Press Release – 11 June 2018 Green Cross Burkina Faso (GCBF) is proud to announce their election to the board of the African Network on Water (ANEW), a regional network of civil society organisations active in sustainable water management, water supply, and sanitation based in Nairobi, Kenya. ANEW’s mission is to mobilize and empower citizens … Read more

6.4MM endangered by uranium extraction


This report was originally posted on the Green Cross Switzerland website. Study on the irradiation of uranium mines: 6.4 million humans are endangered by the extraction of uranium. Zurich, 15 June 2018 In collaboration with Professor Jonathan Samet, dean of the Colorado School of Public Health, USA, Green Cross published the first study detailing the … Read more

Green Cross International celebrates its 25th anniversary


Press Release – 23 April 2018 Since its launch in April 1993, Green Cross International (GCI) has been promoting a just, sustainable and secure future for all. Its many achievements include working towards the successful elimination of 40,000 tons of chemical weapons in Russia, completing a 15-year process that will also see the last of … Read more

This is What Happens During a Chemical Weapons Inspection


GCI Programme: Environmental Security and Sustainability Chemical weapons inspectors have now been allowed into Syria’s Douma, the site of a suspected chemical attack. Their job is to investigate what happened at the site. But what does that actually involve? GCI Director of the Environmental Security and Sustainaility programme Paul F Walker, who took part in … Read more