We would like to apologize for the stagnancy of our website this summer. FGEI is staffed by its volunteer board of directors and summer is always the busiest with travel, families and work. We'll hopefully be back and more active in the fall. If you are interested in donating your skills or money to this organization please contact our organizers HERE and check out the Get Involved page. ~ Thank you!
Fertile Ground Environmental Institute
_We are a non-profit organization that is part of the broader struggle for environmental and social justice around the world.
Our work is based on a fundamental understanding that this culture (civilization; a way of life based on cities) is killing the planet. In order to reach a truly sustainable and peaceful way of life, we must first dismantle the institutions and infrastructure that are destroying natural communities; in other words, we must put a stop to Industrial Civilization, end colonialism, and relearn how to live in harmony.
The Fertile Ground position is simple: every successful social movement in history has used force to achieve it's goals. There is a continuum of tactics within that ranging from boycotts, strikes, and civil disobedience to sabotage, guerrilla warfare, and insurgency. A serious ecological movement is based around communities that embrace and promote dynamic, creative, and militant political action. We are working to build that movement.
The Fertile Ground Environmental Institute promotes worldwide oppositional cultures to challenge the systems that oppress and dominate human populations and the natural world.
We build support for localized resistance against industrial civilization by providing educational materials and developing Deep Green leadership.
1. That human survival is dependent on healthy, diverse ecosystems.
2. That industrial civilization is undermining every living system on the planet.
3. That industrial civilization is a culture of occupation and genocide.
4. That Indigenous communities need to be honored, supported, and restored.
5. That the rights of life trump the perceived rights of commerce.
6. That most injustices are systematic and deliberate.
7. That the scale of planetary degradation is massive and should be met with solutions that match the scale of the problems.
8. That the modern environmental movement will need to undergo a fundamental transformation for it to be successful.
9. That technological innovation will not prevent the systematic degradation of our planet.
10. That this culture will not make a voluntary change to a sustainable lifestyle.
11. That protective use of force is justified in defending the landbase.
12. That our current civilization needs to be replaced by thousands of cultures that are fully integrated into their local ecosystem.
2012 Fundraiser is now underway! Donate and get gifts like Endgame Vol. I and II, Columbus and Other Cannibals, and Deep Green Resistance!
Click Here to visit the fundraiser page.
In October 2011, former FGEI board member Waziyatawin spoke at Occupy Oakland:
_In Fall 2011, FGEI board member Dillon Thomson toured the west coast. Hear his speech now: