GB No. 3(22)/96

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GREEN BRIGADES - Ecologists' Paper

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, 91 issues have been published in Polish and 22 in English. Currently, Green Brigades has a circulation of over 1,500 Polish and 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.

Northern Lights

Northern Lights started in 1993 as the official newsletter of the Alliance for Northern People for Environment and Development (ANPED). It contains case studies on efforts to achieve sustainability in the North, analytical articles, discussion papers, information about on-going campaigns, updates on the work of ANPED and it's working groups and a What's Up section on intergovernmental meetings in the field of sustainable development.

Since January 1995, Northern Lights has been edited and published by Green Federation - Szczecin on a quarterly basis. We would like to issue a call for short (1-3 page) articles on NGO projects in the field of sustainable development. This provides an excellent opportunity for NGOs to receive widespread attention, since the newsletter is distributed to almost 600 international organizations throughout the world. The deadline for submission to the Autumn '96 issue is 15 September and 15 December for the Winter '96/97 issue. Articles should be written in English (Polish is OK but not encouraged since errors can be made in translation). Photos and graphics are encouraged as well. Articles and graphic files can be

  • e-mailed to:,
  • faxed to: +48-91-336-053
  • or sent to: Michael Ledwith, Federacja Zielonych, ul. Kolumba 86-89/105, 70-035 Szczecin, POLAND.
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