Founded in 1997, United Eco-Action Fund (UNECO) has been an active sponsor and supporter of environmental and social programs developed by the nonprofit community. For information on our initiatives, please visit our program page.
The food we eat, water we drink, products we use, votes we cast, charity we give, media we watch have consequences that reverberate within and beyond our borders. Our mission is to support and develop programs that enhance individuals’ understanding of their impact on the world, thus encouraging informed and responsible choices.
We have one planet – all the marketing dollars in the world don’t change that fact. Let’s embrace our shared reality.
Letter from the Chairman
Nature’s prodigious abundance and wonders offer renewable plenty for all. To realize this life-saving possibility is our mission.
The human condition harbors a self-destructive tendency. We seem to pay for our intelligence with loss of collective survival instinct. The precious gift of free will opens illusions that have been perennial sources of human error. In the last century alone, humanity pursuing power and greed killed 150,000,000 of its own kind and extinguished thousands of species. Biodiversity has been reduced more in the last 100 years than in the preceding thousand.
Short-lived profits for the powerful few determine the direction of modern society. In the face of reckless exploitation it may seem unrealistic to seek unification of competing economic and ecological interests into a positive movement to oppose ignorance and establish a sustainable economy. However, history shows that competing forces have achieved agreement on difficult issues. An urgent global consensus to save our environment, even if not perfect, can, if enacted in time, prevent the fall of contemporary society into chaos.
The seriousness of the global crisis is no longer open to dispute. Despite innumerable politically motivated attempts to distract and discredit, the scientific reality marches on. The frightening consequences of pollution, extinction of species, deforestation, misuse of wilderness, toxic devastation, and disease are shockingly visible even in the richest nation in the world. Governments acknowledge the increasing danger, but they have not faced up to the gravity of the situation because they deny the fact that our civilization does not occupy a privileged position in the history of the world. Unless our global society reconsiders its priorities and accepts the primacy of biodiversity, it will become engulfed in major cataclysms in this century.