Who We Are
Earth Care Ghana is a Nationwide, Youth-based environmental advocacy organization. We combine the power of the grassroots with independent research, practical ideas, and tough-minded advocacy to win real results for our environment. We believe that climate change is the single greatest threat facing humanity, and puts young people and future generations at risk. We also believe that addressing the climate crisis is our biggest opportunity to create a world that is more sustainable, just, and fair.
At Earth Care Ghana we believe that the best way to build this movement is to give young people the tools to make it happen. It’s our future at stake, and it’s our creativity and vision that will inspire those around us to act. That’s why since 2020 we’ve helped hundreds of young Ghanaians take action in their schools, their universities, and their communities, and take part in campaigns that put climate change in the national spotlight.
WE NEED A MOVEMENT OF YOUNG PEOPLE
Only through a huge, diverse, and committed social movement will we see the solutions to the climate crisis realized, and we believe that young people are a core agent of change in such a movement. At every level, WGB is led by young people. WGB empowers young people to create change on a national scale in their local communities.
WE ARE INCLUSIVE AND DIVERSE
All people will face the impacts of climate change and every community will need to be part of the solution. WGB supports young people of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, gender, race, sexuality, and religious and political beliefs to be part of the youth climate movement. We actively promote diversity and inclusiveness at all levels of the organization.
WE WANT JUST AND SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS
At its core, the climate crisis is an issue of social and environmental justice. We always take justice and sustainability into account in the decisions we make – from the policies, we support to our organization’s supply chain.
To foster lasting environmental and societal values that encourage and achieve environmental sustainability by:
We believe that environmental education helps foster better relationships between people and people, society and nature. It thereby enhances our approach to achieving alternative lifestyles based on the local community towards creating a sustainable society, which is one of the most emerging global challenges, Earth Care Ghana will promote a variety of environmental education practices all over the country. To achieve this, Earth Care Ghana commits to take an initiative in collaboration with various sectors across the world.
Earth Care Ghana and UN Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out the UN agenda for people, planet, and prosperity, achieving a prosperous, inclusive and sustainable society for all by 2030. The SDGs were adopted by 193 states at the United Nations in September 2015. The 17 goals and 169 targets aim to stimulate action in areas of critical importance to humanity and the environment.
As a leading environmental organization in Ghana, Earth Care Ghana believes we have a part to play in contributing towards the progress of the goals through its standards-setting, consumer action, and training & education initiatives.
Earth Care Ghana seeks to enable green consumerism by championing thought leadership on a range of environmental issues and to bridge existing awareness-action gaps in the ecosystem by fostering business and consumer action through strategic collaboration across the public-private-people (3P) sectors. To drive capability-building efforts, Earth Care Ghana through its training & education activities seeks to imbue students and industry professionals alike with the know-how critical for the transition towards a circular economy. The Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda cannot succeed without the full engagement of the private sector.
According to a report by the Business & Sustainable Development Commission (January 2017), the SDGs could generate US$12 trillion in business savings and revenue across four sectors by 2030: energy, cities, food and agriculture, and health and well-being. It points out the 60 biggest market opportunities related to delivering the SDGs, such as sustainable aquaculture and mine rehabilitation. The report also estimates the creation of 380 million new jobs linked to these four sectors in the next ten or fifteen years due to the alignment of business strategy to the SDGs.
To tap into these opportunities, Earth Care Ghana work would be guided by the following global goals as it seeks to partner with its stakeholders in responding to the urgent call for global action: