Green Movement of Sri Lanka
The Green Movement of Sri Lanka (GMSL) is an organization concerned with Environmental Conservation, Awareness Creation and Sustainable Development. It is a consortium of 153 non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations and other groups as members across the island. These member organizations are involved in many fields including natural resource management, environmental conservation, consumer protection, community development, human rights, youth and women’s empowerment and sustainable agriculture. The Green Movement is also part of various international networks including the Asia Pacific Research Network, the Reality of Aid Network, and the Asia Pacific Network on Food Sovereignty.
The GMSL envisions the achievement of natural resource-based sustainable development through the empowerment of the poorest sections of the population and conservation of the environment, through activities aimed at developing vibrant and sustainable communities across the island.
Empowered by the sense of social responsibility and a sensitivity to our cultural ethos, we employ effective measures for the conservation of flora and fauna while protecting the country's natural wealth from being exploited by multinationals either directly or through the “generous” development policies of the multilateral organizations which look after their own interests such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization and the Asian Development Bank.
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We like to be like the bee...
The bee draws nectar off a flower without harming either its color or its fragrance, and ensures the survival of genetic strains by facilitating cross pollination. A wise man once observed: “The sky does not become less private although it belongs to everyone else”. In other words, our individuality is not necessarily disturbed by sensitivity to and identification with the collective. The bee, we should not forget is an insect that knows “community”. This is why, when the ancients tell us to follow the example of the bee, they are in fact advising us that gentleness alone will not save us, or our earth.We firmly believe that it is the tenderness of