INITIATIVE Information Natur GesellschaftOberaschau 27
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- Volunteers are welcome.
- Media project
- Educational policy/project
The INITIATIVE Information – Nature – Society Oberwang (Austria) was founded in 1998 and is a completely independent non-profit organisation.
Our mission is to impart information and helpful knowledge about nature, health and social issues so that people can appreciate the background and the relationships between them. By means of this knowledge (and also the background and relationships) we hope to encourage people to take responsibility, thereby having a self-determined and happy life. Our aim is to create or maintain an environment and society that are worth living in, in all their aspects.
Nowadays we are usually manipulated and misinformed by the mass media. We can only recognise the problems and causes if we are well-informed about the real relationships and background. And a problem can only be solved in the long run by those who know the causes. Anyone who doesn't, is condemned to being knocked back and forth like a ping pong ball by the opinion-makers.
Some of the issues we raise may often seem negative at first sight. But we have grounds for optimism – there is no reason for anger, hate or fear to be generated. Quite the opposite; forewarned is forearmed. If we recognise the problems, we can generally do something about them.
Nevertheless, we shouldn't let optimism lead us to closing our eyes to unwelcome facts. We have to be vigilant and keep reality in view.
Thus we impart important information by broadcasts, talks, discussions etc. and so make it available to all. Our most important medium (because it's the cheapest) is the internet. We send informative emails every 10 to 20 days. There is an archive of all the material sent so far.
• Society and politics
• Health and medicine
• Food and genetic engineering
• Environment and environmental protection
• From all over the world
• What can we do – suggested solutions
On request we can offer other net participants advice, give a presentation, and provide up-to-date information and contacts in the field of our work.