We are EPL! We do care about the environment!
We are not indifferent to the present and the future of our children. In the world with places where sunrises and sunsets can be observed only on TV screens due to the catastrophic level of the smog, where dozens of species die as a result of functioning of unscrupulous corporations, where the enormous water pollution occurs because of the garbage islands in the ocean, and the environmental harmony collapses, we do everything what depends on us:
- improve Ukrainian legislation in the field of the environment protection;
- raise initiators of the progressive changes – environmental lawyers;
- defend environmental rights of people on the nationwide and regional levels;
- provide legal assistance to people whose environmental rights were violated;
- do active awareness raising among the population;
- evolve progressive views on the court proceeding among judges and lawyers;
- organize international meetings aimed to contribute to global environmental protection;
- protect the nature from feckless intervention of the industrial sector.
Our team is the group of environmental lawyers, journalists, linguists and civil activists who stand up for the environment and environmental rights of people using legal instruments.
Personal values of each member of our team are crucial for overal development of EPL and create non-variable postulates of our organization.
• Every person has the right to a clean and safe environment.
• Success depends on each person: the small effort of each individual together can make big changes.
• Environmental safety is part of national security. Therefore, being a patriot of Ukraine requires that citizens contribute to environment conservation.
• Ukraine is a European country and we share European principles of equality, transparency, openness and participation in building a country with a safe environment
• A strong civil society in Ukraine is a prerequisite for effective environmental protection.
• Environmental protection is an area where democracy is tested. To be effective in environmental protection we must also promote the overall democratization of Ukrainian society.
We share team spirit and the sense of unity and each our member knows that:
• Nothing is impossible.
• Strong moral conviction is as important as professional qualifications.
• Progress is impossible without a change.
• Each memeber of the oranization is responsible for rising a new generation of environmental lawyers, іn addition each memeber of EPL is responsible for the development of professional skills and moral values within the organization.
Our motto is:
Never give up, even if the chances of victory are very low. Even if you lose, your defeat can pave the way to a future victory or make a great change in people’s minds.
Dear friends, under the current environmental conditions everyone bear the responsibility for our future. Only acting jointly can we make a difference in this situation, and preserve the safe environment with clear air and fresh water, thereby, your contribution is as much important as the activity of EPL. Do not stand aside, join the noble cause of the environmental protection. Our website is the place where you can get the answer to every question regarding legal protection of the environment.