GNF - Deutsche Umwetlhilfe

Deutsche Umwelthilfe e.V. (Environmental Action Germany)

The Environmental Action Germany is a non-profit, independent nature conservation association, active throughout Germany. Since its foundation in 1975, the DUH has been active in promoting and developing exemplarary projects in nature conservation and environmental protection, in environmental education and public relation work for nature and the environment, and in showcase municipal environmental conservation measures.

The Environmental Action Germany played a decisive role in the founding of the Global Nature Fund and in the global "Living Lakes" Network.



Deutsche Umwelthilfe e.V.
Fritz-Reichle-Ring 4

78315 Radolfzell, Germany 

Phone.: +49 7732 9995-0

Fax: +49 7732 9995-77



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Hand in Hand Fund

Founded by the Natural Food Producer Rapunzel, the Hand in Hand Fund was founded in 1998 by the Rapunzel Naturkost AG. Since then it has been managed by the DUH. The fund supports the growth of infrastructure along with social welfare and especially education and ecological projects in southern countries. The project will function within the Local Agenda 21. the natural products producer routes 25,000 Euros a year to these funds. Through this Rapunzel takes responsibility for sustainable and ecologically viable economic practices in countries where the raw materials for Rapunzel products are grown and produced. The link between ecological goals and fair trade is an ideal combination and works extremely well in this case. Every year the fund accepts new applicants from around the world from which the groups to receive money are then chosen by the Hand in Hand Committee (representatives from Environmental Action Germany, Rapunzel, and a biological product certification organisation). Environmental Action Germany handles the project on the organisational and administrative level. The project partners are also visited by Rapunzel employees in order to track the progress and results of the project. A downloadable compilation of all previously funded projects can be found at the end of this page.