The Commonwealth Human Ecology Council (CHEC) is an international development charity registered in the UK with membership throughout the Commonwealth. CHEC has a broad agenda that includes advocacy, Commonwealth partnership programmes and community projects. We work with a full range of partners from grassroots communities in Commonwealth countries, to other Commonwealth Civil Society organisations, UN agencies and the Heads of Commonwealth Governments.
CHEC’s mission is focussed on Commonwealth countries:
Working to raise awareness, realise human potential, and encouraging communities and institutions to work together for environmental, social and human betterment. Read more…
CHEC is open to working and partnering with people and organisations anywhere in the world, sharing our ethos and objectives.
Explore this site to see where CHEC and its partners are making a contribution towards global human ecology finding practical solutions to the challenges such as climate change, food security, bio-diversity and urban-rural interactions.
What is human ecology?
Human ecology focuses primarily on people and the environment, and their intertwined relationships with nature, concerning economic, social and political factors. Human ecology also concerns maintaining quality of life in relation to the development of biological and geological resources. This contributes to healthy human environment for everyday living. It’s about how we support nature and how nature supports us.
CHEC believes that positive human ecology allows communities to preserve the quality of their environment while building sustainable futures for themselves. Growth needs to be aligned with a stable and harmonious environment which can benefit both the country and the citizen.