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Green Action Fund

We're proud to coordinate the Green Action Fund. This annual award aims to promote sustainable development and reduce poverty by promoting worldwide awareness and advocacy activities which encourage sustainable patterns of consumption.

The Green Action Fund is the funding element of Green Action Week, an annual global campaign running in the first week of October, to promote sustainable consumption. The fund is made available by our partner the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation and is administered by Consumers International, with materials, research, policy support, and joint-campaign communications being provided. The theme for Green Action Week 2019 is ‘Sharing Community’. Under this theme, participants are encouraged to expand sustainable access to goods and services by promoting cultures of community sharing and collaboration, while also reducing stress on the planet.

The programme is open to our members in economically developing countries to assist them in carrying out their own campaigns.

To be eligible, membership fees must be fully paid to the current year (including January to December 2019). 

What kind of projects are funded?

Green Action Fund projects have taken place all over the world. Winning projects over the past few years have successfully gone on to raise awareness on a range of issues, including: sustainable fishing, recycling and sustainable transportation. Since 2018, projects have focused on encouraging cultures of sharing and collaboration.

In 2018, 24 grants of £2,000 were awarded to Consumers International members in economically developing countries, in order for them to implement Green Action Fund campaigns on the theme of ‘Sharing Community’. This year the grants will be £2,200.

Read about work undertaken in previous years (eng):

2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 

You can also take a look at the Green Action Week website and Facebook page

Green Action week - how can I get involved?

Green Action Week is an opportunity to show how consumer advocacy is actively driving sustainable consumption. The week features consumer advocacy groups around the world and the ways in which new ideas and technologies can drive sustainable consumption.

If you want to join in, read how with the Green Action Week facilitator’s guide, presentation slides and planning poster.

Follow #GreenActionWeek on Twitter for campaign updates in the run-up to October. 

Photo taken from a Green Action Week 2017 event in Malaysia, run by our member - the Consumers Association of Penang

How to apply

The programme is open to our members in economically developing countries to assist them in carrying out their own campaigns. To be eligible, membership fees must be fully paid to the current year (including January to December 2019). 

The application period for Green Action Fund 2019 are now open. The deadline for applications is 31 May 2019. For more information on this year’s theme, please consult the campaign guide.

Campaign guides: English,
SSNC gender policy document: English

Application form: English, Spanish, French

What our members say

This year’s theme of Sharing Community was different and challenging but helped us in understanding about sharing benefits with the entire community without ownership. This entire experience is useful and going to helpful in long term to address sustainable consumption and environmental issues.” – Consumer VOICE, Green Action Fund participant in 2018

news

Green Action Fund 2018 winners announced

Consumers International is delighted to announce that 24 Consumers International members from developing and transitional economies are to be awarded a grant of £2,000 each to implement this year’s Green Action Fund campaigns.

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Green Action Fund 2015

Consumers International's Fundraising Officer Steven Hawkes looks back on the 2015 Green Action Week campaigns and reflects on the diverse activities and results that were achieved by our Members from across the world.

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