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Definition of the Friends of the Earth from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Friends of the Earth

 
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an international pressure group which began in the US in 1969 and aims to persuade people, companies and governments to do less damage to the environment. It has many members in over 70 countries, and organizes a wide range of activities, from international campaigns to protect tropical forests to local communities' demands for clean water.