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Address: 5-393, Hyochang-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul   Tel: 82-2-3273-4998    Fax: 82-2-3672-4973


The purpose of Green Consumers Network in Korea is to defend the interest of consumers and to encourage consumer behavior and consumption habits that respect the environment, so as to contribute to the creation of a safer and more humane society for our co-citizens.

The activities of Green Consumers Network in Korea are geared toward defining and diffusing a new environment-friendly lifestyle for consumers so that we can together overcome the environmental plight threatening the earth. The trend toward the globalization of the world economy has been accelerating the deterioration of the environment across the planet. Our movement is founded in the belief that the daily choices and actions of 'green consumers' can result in big changes for our society and help the economy evolve away from an environment-destructive model to a sustainable and environment-friendly one.

   
  Activities
  1) Defense of consumer rights and legal assistance to consumers
    - Consumer support provided through the Green Civic Rights Center
    - Counseling and assistance for consumers in broad-ranging consumer affairs including the environment, health, safety and clean economy
    - Activities to address environmental issues affecting residential neighborhoods
    - Activities to protect consumer rights within e-commerce environment
    - Activities to defend the rights of healthcare consumers
  2) Activities to defend the rights of healthcare consumers
    - Atmospheric CO2 reduction campaign
    - Campaign to reduce hazardous wastes and toxic chemicals
    - Recycle and reuse campaign
    - 'Save, Care for and Use Longer' campaign
    - Citizens' movement for cleaner and safer neighborhoods: Brighter neighborhood drive, healthier food drive
    - Green distribution channel movement: an initiative to transform large discount stores into environment-friendly retail spaces
    - Pro-public transportation and pro-nonpowered transportation means movement for cleaner air
    - 'Buy Green Drive'
    - Backyard farming campaign
  3) Activities to promote fair trading practice and prevent market oligopoly
    - Citizen's Movement for Equitable Credit Society: support toward household debt problems and information resources for credit consumers
    - Corporate watch activities and initiatives to enhance environment-friendliness and safety of consumer goods
  4) Consumer Action Networks and activities by regional branch organizations
    - Green Consumer Signature Drive
    - Green consumer volunteer association 'Green Solidarity Group'
    - Nonpowered Transportation Inline Correspondents
    - Citizen Watchdogs for a Safer Society'
  5) Educational programs and leadership training programs
    - Green consumer education: 'Green Home Economics,' a course destined for environment-friendly households
    - Fostering leadership skills among green consumption activists: Green Consumer Academy
  6) Research activities and international cooperation
    - Green Consumer Forum offering a platform for academic and general discussions on environmental and consumer-related issues
    - Policy study, surveys and market research
    - Investigations on diffusion and status of green consumption pattern and research on target action areas
  7) Publishing and public information activities
    - Green Consumer Guide, Green Buying Guide, Green Online Consumer League, bimonthly newsletter Green Home Economics
#701, Seoul YWCA, 1-1, Myeongdong 1-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, (Postal code: 100-021)
  TEL 82-2-774-4050   FAX 82-2-774-4090     E-mail : sohyub@consumer.or.kr