The association was founded in the autumn of 1991, under the name Hajdúböszörményi Ifjúsági Természetvédő Kör (Young Environmentalists of Hajdúböszörmény). At that time, we focused on environmental education and nature conservation when organising our activities, which were primarily carried out in the catchment area of our city, Hajdúböszörmény. As the years passed, we gradually got involved in environmental and consumer protection, land development and eco-tourism, as well as in activities strengthening community and social involvement.
Our headquarters, also functioning as our central office, is located on the main square of Hajdúböszörmény. We also own a camping site at the bank of the Bodrog river, which we use as a base for organising water tours. Depending on our pending tender projects, the implementation of our diverse tasks is assisted by 5-10 full-time employees and dozens of active volunteers. On a national level we cooperate with regional environment protection authorities, many non-governmental organisations organised in the field of environmental protection and land development, as well as municipalities and educational institutions. On a local level we strive to partner with NGOs organised in other fields - both in the region of Hajdúság and along the Bodrog river - through local cooperation and programmes in which we participate proactively. We have also published and continue to publish thematic newsletters related to our programmes.
Our mission is to protect nature and to shape the environmental consciousness of the coming generations, as well as to put the bad habits of the adult generation back on the right track, thus promoting the efforts made towards sustainability. The majority of our programmes are interactive, which besides their role in environmental education can also influence communities.
Our goals include introducing our activities to the people living in the region of Hajdúság, particularly in Hajdúböszörmény, through our awareness-raising lectures and programmes. The foremost emphasis is on environmental protection, nature conservation and health promotion.
The target group of our activities is primarily the population of Hajdúböszörmény and the settlements in Hajdúság, particularly students, disadvantaged members of society, local volunteers, civil associations, self-motivated initiatives, as well as small and medium enterprises. Our activities also target the people living in North-Eastern Hungary, as well as those living in the territories near the Hungarian-Slovak border
Official name of the association: ZÖLD KÖR – A Föld Barátai Magyarország tagja
Abbreviated name of the association: ZÖLD KÖR
Organisational form: non-profit association
Seat: 4220 Hajdúböszörmény, Bocskai tér 2.
Name of representative: Molnár Antal, President
Registration number at the Court of Hajdú-Bihar County: TPK:60.796/1991/3
Date of foundation: September 21, 1991
Bank account details:
Tax registration number: 19128111-2-09
Statistical code: 1912811-9499-529-09