|"Sustainable development is “meeting the needs of the present, without
compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."
The concept of sustainable development is interpreted in different ways, but the key is an approach to development that looks to balance different and often competing needs against an awareness of the environmental, social and economic limitations we face as a society.
Currently, FRIENDS is implementing environmental development activities integrated with livelihood interventions. Awareness programmes conducted by improving knowledge and good practices at domestic and community level in energy saving, waste management, soil conservation and home gardening. Preserving and promoting traditional knowledge and practices of environmental conservation is another area of intervention.