Competent and well-balanced.
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
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
Dr. Peter Beriger
"Green Cross makes an important contribution to the people in the east of Europe. Green Cross contributes to the rapid repair of ditches and other damage which developed behind the iron curtain. Thereby, the practical assistance for children and young people is particularly important!"
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."
"I am dedicated to Green Cross because:
- Green Cross is committed to coping with the negative consequences resulting from military disasters.
- Based on personal experience, I know only too well the problems that people are confronted with in devastated or contaminated areas, and the difficulties they endure in finding uncontaminated healthy food.
- Green Cross provides on-site help at the place of conflict!
- Green Cross is also committed to ensuring that such catastrophes don’t happen in the first place, and the engagement of Green Cross in its disarmament efforts is supported all over the world."
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."
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!"
"In order to fight global challenges such as poverty, disease and environmental decline in a sustainable and peaceful way, transparency, openness, public dialogue and trans-national co-operation is called for. Together we must seek prophylactic measures too!"
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."