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"Should we fear when scientists find out that we cause the climate on our planet get warmer and consequently continental glaciers melt and the water level in oceans moves up? Should we be afraid of the ozone hole? Do dioxins, DDT, or polychlorine biphenyls really endanger our life and all the beings on the planet in general? Does the number of animal species get reduced? A lot of questions that everybody has to answer. They will probably be more important after the crisis flourishes – after we have nothing to eat and drink and the air is not possible to breath. Will there be time for solution then? We have already been trying to look for it now. We begin from a part which is proximate. We have been solving global environmental problems in their concrete tangible form in our cities, towns, and landscape."
Dr. Jindřich Petrlik, Chairman of the Children of the Earth
Children of the Earth are a non-governmental non-profit organization that was established in September 1989 as the fourth unofficial environmentally oriented public initiative in the Czech Republic. Today branch offices and clubs of the Children of the Earth operate in 13 cities and towns in the Czech Republic and independent activists work in some other ones. Our mission is to stop a negative human influence on the environment and to strengthen ecological consciousness in the society. In order to accomplish this aim, we:
Local branches are basic geografical units of Children of the Earth. They works in following municipalities of Czech Republic:
Bohumilice, Brno, Děčín, Hodonín, Liberec, Litoměřice, Polabí, Olomouc, Ostrava, Plzeň, Praha
Every year the Children of the Earth announce a popular competition "Ropák roku" ("Petroleum Man of the Year") in which approximately one-hundred-member committee consisting mostly from scientists, artists, and press representatives appoints a man or a woman who has contributed the most to damages caused to the environment in the course of the previous year.
The Children of the Earth issue a magazine called Alternativa which is published every second month. There you can read thoughts, interviews with interesting people, news on the environment from home as well as from all over the world and information on the Children of the Earth’s activities. You can find also a lot of ideas there how you personally can help nature. They issue also monthly magazine "Akce (Actions)" that informs about our activities and is addressed especially to the members of the Children of the Earth. A publishing center located in Brno issues a lot of other publications on the environment.
The Children of the Earth organize also music projects, for instance, an annual many-genre festival "Musicians to the Earth" or exhibitions which often become highly prestige (the photographer Ibra Ibrahimovič was awarded the 1st price in the Czech Press Photo Competition for a part of the photographic exhibition "Landscape and its People".)
Translated by Mgr. Veronika Hejtmanova