About Green Helmets

Vision

"Transforming our world" the United Nations Agenda 2030 introducing the Global → Sustainable Development Goals is headlined, followed by the words "through ... the end of poverty, the protection of the earth and prosperity for all". The end of poverty and prosperity for all are intrinsically tied to the protection of the earth - and this means at least protection of nature and a respectful interaction between human beings and nature.

EU and thereby all member states have committed themselves to these goals. Now is the time to ensure implementation. All actors are called upon to set these targets as a benchmark for their actions and as part of their "DNA". Thus, Green Helmets accompanies this process and will contribute to this process by integrating the sustainable development goals into its work: to transform the world into a better place to live.

Mission

Green Helmets operates at nature spots where a Task Force is necessary. This is the case when national or supra-national organizations, such as UNESCO or the European Union, are not in the position or able to guarantee nature protection according to UNESCO regulations or the enforcement of national or EU law.

In these cases European civil society as the source of sovereignty has to take over responsibility for protection and enforcement.

The mission crew of European volunteers will, for a defined period of time, operate at such places of importance. The crew will be supported by donators and sponsors who are conscious about the treasuries nature holds and provides for all mankind. Those operations are according to the literally meaning of the word "Europe": Far sight.

Values

Green Helmets is not a religious but an intercultural, transcultural organization. However, the way Green Helmets operate is based on → The Declaraton towards a Global Ethic, issued 1993 and signed by religious world leaders. The 6 key principles of global ethics are: the principle of humanity, the "Golden Rule" of mutual respect, the obligation to non-violence, the commitment to justice, the commitment to truth and partnership.

These key principles have much influenced global cultures, and culture determines behaviour where sustainable action is based on. Thus, culture is one of the 6 key elements of modern sustainability models: social, economical, ecological aspects as well as the participation of people, cultural aspects and a consciousness about balance orientation which is the basic character of nature.