GB No. 2(13)/94
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was founded in March, 1989, under the auspices of the Chemists' Scientific Club at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. The first issue came out in May of that year. Since then, 60 issues have been published in Polish and 12 in English. Currently, Green Brigades has a circulation of over 3,000 Polish and 1,500 English editions, which is quite large by Polish standards. It should be added that the editors do most of the work as a public service. The purpose of the paper continues to be
to facilitate information exchange between various groups active in the
fields of ecology, wildlife conservation, environmental protection, animal rights,
vegetarianism, and healthy lifestyles, regardless of any differences - political,
religious, organizational, philosophical, generational, and the like.
Our materials are submitted, for the most part, by amateur
environmentalists, and not by professional journalists. We believe that such an editorial
policy stimulates environmental activity. We do not avoid topics like military service,
facism, feminism, human rights, and others which are of interest to people who belong to
or sympathize with so-called alternative movements. There are many different articles,
commentaries, and discussions on subjects ranging from profound philosophical aspects of
ecology to instructions on how to build a sun-cooker or a stork's nest. Of course, we do
not forget to monitor the moves of "the enemy." In Green Brigades you
will also find reports about the current activities and planned events of Polish
organizations that take up environmental initiatives, because even most of the nation-wide
environmental groups do not have their own bulletins. Green Brigades additionally
serves as a channel of communication between the environmental movement and the
institutions responsible for environmental protection. Green Brigades facilitates
the exchange of information and viewpoints between all kinds of environmental
"units," in the broad sense of the term, without any claim to being a
"centre" of the environmental movement, or its integration, or unification.
The "Green Brigades" Publishing House (the publisher of Green Brigades - Ecologists' Paper) has taken upon itself the publishing of the quarterly magazine Grasshopper. The idea of the magazine is to provide information about the environmental problems in the Eastern Carpathian region (the southern part of Polish Małopolska, northeastern Slovakia, and western Ukraine), to support the exchange of information, and to establish relations among environmental organizations in the region (or to strengthen already existing ones). The paper will be published in English and Polish, and -- if conditions permit -- also in Slovak and Ukrainian (in that case all texts would be published in two languages - the original language and English).
We ask you to send us all information that, in your opinion, should be placed in Grasshopper.
LET'S DO IT TOGETHER!