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The Board of Trustees checks Green Cross Switzerland's projects with regard to factual and cost objectives. The Green Cross Switzerland Board Members all work in voluntary, honorary functions and accordingly receive no remuneration for their work. Its members are:


President of the Board of Trustees


Martin Bäumle

BSc. Chem. ETH, National Council

 

"We can't afford to take the risk of a second Chernobyl incident. And the risks of gaining electricity through nuclear power stations should be paid by those responsible, not the next generation. It's the population that suffers the long-term effects caused by radioactive contamination over decades; which is why my attention is focused on a social medical program. I don't like to accept limitations, but it's my wish that our environment is still intact in 50 years. For this reason I am pleased to be engaged in a Green Cross program that supports an unspoilt environment and the improvement of life's quality for mankind."


Members of the Board of Trustees


Pauline de Vos Bolay

General Manager, Fribourg Hospital, HFR

 

"What are the impacts of environmental contamination on people and their health? What are the consequences of any kind of catastrophe on habitats and a population’s well-being? Green Cross addresses these fundamental issues and seeks sustainable answers. I’m happy to be a part of this."


Werner E. Külling

Development Consultant since 2009

 

"In an increasingly globalized world, where borders will soon be non-existent or only fluid, it has simply become a matter of survival that all the people on this planet – whose population has now increased to 7 billion – work together towards ‘an unburdened future’. In this problem context, the contribution of Green Cross may only be a drop in the bucket. And this is precisely why it is critical. It helps to sustainably tackle various forms of environmental degradation caused by man – from the contamination of water resources and soils due to warlike events to the expansion of nuclear energy instead of promoting alternative energies. Humanitarian and social aid for people – especially children – that suffer from such dramatic events is as much part of the key mission of Green Cross as are preventive education and awareness-building to prevent wars and environmental calamities. That is why I work with Green Cross. The world needs Green Cross – more than ever."


Béatrice Lombard

Founder – "Swiss-Russian Forum" communications expert

 

"Each human being is a part of this earth, and nature is our most precious property which we must take care of. It is our responsibility to leave our children, and our children’s children, a living planet!"


Christa Markwalder


Edi Pozzi

Manager of the Migros Bank Ticino region

 

"We have not inherited the earth from our parents but rather borrowed it from our children. This is a Native American saying. Green Cross is setting an example with its commitment at a humanitarian level. What about you?”


Helen Stehli Pfister


Roby Tschopp

M.B.A. Dipl Eng. ETHZ / EPFL

 

"We have no right to abandon the populations that are affected by man-made environmental disasters. From reckless armament to industrial negligence and economic exploitation – our decisions and our lifestyle encourage ever more extreme risk-taking around the world. For the benefit of future generations, Green Cross is pursuing two objectives: reparation and prevention."

 


Since 1993

 

Since 1993, Green Cross International and its network of national organisations in around 30 countries have used dialogue and on-site actions to promote sustainability, security and collaboration at all levels.

 

Mikhail Gorbachev, Founding President of Green Cross International, said during his speech to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Green Cross International: “The world population will surpass 9 billion people by 2050. Such population pressure, coupled with a crumbling world economy and unchecked exploitation of natural resources, will only foment human suffering, spread poverty, reduce human security, cause more conflicts and further degrade the environment. A sustainable perestroika is needed to revolutionise how people value life: their own, those of their children and, in particular, that of the one planet we share.”

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