Environmental Security and Sustainability: What We Do
The Security & Sustainability Program, internationally known as the Legacy Program, is an international effort by Global Green USA, the U.S. affiliate of Green Cross International, and Green Cross affiliates around the globe. Operating on the principle of cooperation-not-confrontation, the Legacy Program facilitates the complex process of demilitarization through education, outreach and dialogue across local, state and national borders.
Global Green is the American arm of Green Cross International, which was founded by President Gorbachev to foster a global value shift toward a sustainable and secure future. With this program, we advocate for the safe and sound elimination of weapons of mass destruction and conventional weapons and we facilitate the cleanup of related military materials and waste.
The global challenge of eliminating and cleaning up Cold War weapons requires a response that is global in scope. We maintain a strong commitment to transparency, accountability, and communication as the foundation for successful threat reduction and engages all parties, from high-level policymakers to experts to local communities, in the search for the safest and most responsible road to peace. Specifically, we work to implement public outreach and education programs on issues related to demilitarization, threat reduction and nonproliferation, including military base cleanup and conversion, emergency-preparedness, protection of public health and environment, and the socio-economic stability of communities impacted by weapons stockpiles.
All around the world, stockpiles of chemical and nuclear weapons, biological pathogens, conventional weapons and related materials threaten human health and the environment and pose a tremendous risk to global security. We work in partnership with our Green Cross affiliates in Switzerland and Russia, where together we have set up and managed a dozen Public Outreach Offices at Chemical Weapons stockpile and other sensitive sites. We facilitate this process by:
PUBLICATIONS & POSTS
Publications and reports from our Environmental Security and Sustainability Program
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