The Little Earth is a non-profit, non-governmental environmental organization (NGO), formed in 1997 by a group of young activists. It is a voluntary, local-based and self-steered organization. The overall mission of Little Earth is to “make people more susceptible to environmental issues and enhance their role and participation in sustainable development.” The Little Earth mainly works in field of sustainable energy, climate change adaptation and youth environmental movement development. NGO’s headquarter situated in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
The Little Earth has rich experience of work on education for sustainable development, clean energy solutions and climate change adaptation. From 2001 to 2015 Little Earth was national focal point for international project SPARE (School project on application of resources and energy), which had covered only in Tajikistan 70 schools across the country with relevant educational activities. For a number of years Little Earth was part of Central Asia regional working group for education for sustainable development.
Since 2006 organization involved in projects implementation focused on promotion of energy efficiency and renewable energy at local communities’ level in remote mountains villages. While providing environmental sustainability the Little Earth aims at contributing to communities’ development in general, as the integration of alternative technologies and sustainable energy practices are both related to the reduction of poverty and improvement of quality of life.
For more than10 years Little Earth involves in climate change issues. Its climate change campaign aimed to increase public awareness, encourage local actions and facilitate advocacy at national level. Little Earth co-founded and moderates Tajikistan NGOs Network on climate change – voluntary based platform for stakeholders’ dialogue and discussions on climate change policy development and related issues. Organization also provides relevant trainings and workshops.
Since its creation, the organization has actively involved youth in its activities. Little Earth actively supports and collaborates with environmental youth groups in several regions of the republic, attracts young volunteers and organizes youth environmental campaigns. Little Earth has experience working with local and international volunteers within volunteers’ exchange programs.
The Little Earth does not offer a universal solution to the local energy and environmental problems. Organization is rather seeking for possible ways to overcome existing difficulties and create conditions for further development together with local communities and stakeholders.
"Little Earth" is co-founder of Tajikistan NGOs Network on climate change, member of the International Social Ecological Union, Mountain Partnership and Climate Action Network for Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (CAN EECCA).
Ecological Organization “Little Earth”
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Main Contact: Anton Timoshenko