can we get to a place where we can still enjoy our lives today but
where our actions do not damage the quality of life for the next
seven generations? Sustainable development is the path that tries to
balance human activity and nature. It is a transitional period that
lasts for a specific time period (50-100 years). There are many
scenarios, in the darkest of which, a balance with nature will be
reached quickly due to troubled times. There will be a significant
reduction in world´s population, a remarkable decrease in the
quality of life and the fall of most of our social systems. ELF
prefers planning for a more positive scenario where there is a more
subtle transition to an environmentally friendly and balanced way of
ELF has and continues to contribute to sustainable development in various fields:
Standing for the responsible use of mineral resources.
Acknowledging the causes and relieving the effects of the climate change.
The issue of littering in Estonia and in the world – ELF has participated both in the organisation of the Estonian Let´s Do It clean-up actions and in the international Let´s Do It World Clean-up.
Strengthening the local communities and civil society, improving the living environment. Since 2010 ELF is the leader of the “Let´s Do it” day.
Promoting reuse. Together with other organisations ELF is the founder of the Re-use Centre.
environmental law and stewardship
together with the Estonian Environmental Law Center (EELC) that grew
out of ELF and deals with environmental law issues since 2007.