the nature friends (NFD) are an association and a “international environmental, culture, a leisure and a tourism organization”, with roots in the workers' movement. They understand themselves as “federation for environmental protection, gentle tourism, sport and culture”. The nature friends admit themselves in their statuteto democratic socialism and was one of the establishment organizations of the Ostermarschbewegung. It is thus to define in relation to predominantly civil mountain and moving associations or the short time juvenile moving birds developed later. Admits is it in this country v.a. by their network of nature friend houses, low-priced, nature near lain overnight accomodation places for singleand Gruppenwanderer.
The nature friends were called in September 1895 by the socialist teacher George Schmiedl in Vienna in the life. The idea developed with a migration Gleichgesinnter at the Anninger in the Viennese forest.
While the fascist rule was the organization forbidden, which became members pursued, the nature friend housesseized. Nowadays the nature friends under the roof federation of nature friends international one (NFI) count, 500,000 members in 21 countries, under it nearly 100,000 in Germany.
The federation uses itself since its establishment for fair work and living conditions - against the exploitation of humans and nature. On the internationalCongress of nature friend 1972 in Geneva is called it in the guiding principles to environmental protection: „All economic measures are to be subordinated ecological necessities. “The nature friends had early recognized that „the ecological system of the planet “threatens to turn out from „the natural equilibrium “. These Red-Greens Ur-ideas dipped for example in the UN-example of the lastingDevelopment .
The nature friends of Germany remained for their establishment ideals in particular faithfully, call themselves today „federation for lastingness “and engage themselves as Nichtregierungsorganisation for an environmental and climatic protection politics, which link social and ecological questions.
The youth organization is called nature friend youth of Germany and is likewise country wide and international(IYNF: Internationally Young Naturefriends) organizes. The regional organizations are quite different in their work. The nature friend youth Berlin for example works about anti-racingism, sex relationship and anti-militarism. On federal level the topics political participation of children and young people, (intercultural) lasting child and youth journeys are current.
The Signetthe nature friends is a hand impact including three alpine roses. Sketched of Karl racer, the later Federal Chancellor and Federal President Österreichs. The member book of the nature friends in Germany is bilingual: German and Esperanto
important members of the nature friends
(in alphabetical order)
- Willy Brandt (German politician,†)
- Heinz Fischer (Austrian politician)
- Otto Grotewohl (German politician, †)
- Winfried Hermann (German politician)
- Bruno Kreisky (Austrian politician, †)
- Paul Löbe (German politician, †)
- Michael Mueller (German politician)
- Karl racer (Austrian politician, †)
- Ernst Reuter (German politician, †)
- Ulrike Sima (Austrian politician)
- truck wolf (GermanLady journalist, †)
full members of the nature friends international ones - Web on the left of
- nature friends of Germany
- nature friends international
- nature friend youth international
- nature friend houses world-wide
- nature friend houses of Germany
- family holidays and house work of the nature friends of Germany registered association.
- Nature friend youth of Germany
- nature friends Austria
- nature friends Switzerland
- nature friends Geneva
- nature friends local's group hate hole
- of nature friends local's group Bayreuth
- nature friends Kanu
- nature friend publishing house
- ATB “De Natuurvrienden”
- nature friends Belgium Wallonie union Francophone Les revision modifications de la Nature
- Landsforeningen nature & Fritid Danmark
- Työväen Retkeilyliitto ry (Suomi/Finland)
- Les revision modifications de la Nature - Fédération Française
- Association OF the Friends OF the Mountain and the Sea (Greece/Greece)
- Naturefriends - Great Britain
- GruppoItaliano Amici della Natura G.I.A.N.
- Letzebuerger Naturfrenn a.s.b.l. (Luxembourg)
- revision modification door A.C. (Mexico)
- NIVON (the Netherlands)
- PTTK (Poland)
- Prietenii Naturii Romania (Romania)
- Naturvännernas Internationella Turistförening i Sverige (Sweden)
- Association Sénégalaise revision modifications de la Nature (Senegal)
- club Slovenských Turistov - nature friends Slowakei
- self-regional organization South Tyrol “the nature friends”
- DUHA/Naturfreunde Tschechien
- Magyar Természetbarát Szövetség (Hungary)
- T.C. “The Nature Friends” (the USA)
young socialist (Jusos) | Working group for employee questions (depr.) | Working group of social-democratic Mrs. (ASF) | SPD 60 plus | Working group for Social Democrats in the health service (ASG) | Working group for education in thatSPD (AfB) | Working group social-democratically lawyer inside and lawyer (ASJ) | Arbeitsgemeinscaft independent one in the SPD (AGS) | Working group formerly pursued Social Democrats (AvS)