TEAGs have grown tremendously since the 1970s, with the budgets of the largest organizations greater than the amount spent by most countries on environmental issues and equal to, if not double, the annual expenditure of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
The second is an empirical presentation of the way TEAGS specifically practice world civic politics.
34) Second, TEAGs engage in dangerous and dramatic actions that underline how serious they consider certain environmental threats to be.
The fluid approach has been used in the study of domestic social movements but can be adopted to analyze TEAGs.
With regard to TEAGs, it allows one to observe how an environmental sensibility infiltrates deliberations at the individual, organizational, corporate, governmental, and interstate levels to shape world collective life.
When Greenpeace and other TEAGS undertake direct action or follow other strategies to promote an ecological sensibility, these are the types of changes they are seeking.
Fourteen environmental organizations, including TEAGS such as Friends of the Earth and the International Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, publicize the CERES Principles (formerly known as the Valdez Principles, inspired by the Exxon Valdez oil spill) and enlist corporations to pledge compliance.
For decades TEAGs have worked to conserve wildlife in the developing world.
Often after having supported numerous failed projects, a number of TEAGs have come to subscribe to this understanding and undertake appropriate actions.
In these kinds of efforts, TEAGs are not trying to galvanize public pressure aimed at changing governmental policy or directly lobbying state officials; indeed, their activity takes place far from the halls of congresses, parliaments, and executive offices.
Independent of the content of specific projects, the efforts of TEAGs almost always bring local people together.