Record number of members for Norwegian environmental organizations

Arild Hermstad leader in Framtiden i våre henderOslo.Arild Hermstad leader in Framtiden i våre hender (FIVH). Photo: Thomas Winje Øijord / Scanpix

In 2015, Norwegian environmental organizations for the first time had more than 100,000 members in total. This represents an increase of 12.2 percent since 2014.
– Norwegians are now waking up to the realities of climate change , we think it makes people get involved,  leader of the Future in our hands, Arild Hermstad, states.
The figures presented by the organization is based by adding together the lists of the newly registered members of the organizations Future in Our Hands, the Environmental association, Sabima, Greenpeace, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and Nature and Youth in 2015.
Of these organizations Greenpeace has experienced the largest growth, with 5,192 new members last year. The Future in Our Hands and Friends of the Earth grew by 1482 and 1140 members respectively in the same period. The former is the largest environmental organization with over 25,000 members in total.
Taken together, the six organizations had over 107,208 members by the end of 2015.

 

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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