The story of the Homemakers United Foundation
1987年初 in early 1987
A group of housewives who feel the rapid changes in the society, the deterioration of the environment, and the confusion of values
As a member of the society, we are determined to start from ourselves to promote the reformation
"HUF" was therefore established
Officially registered in 1989
"Homemakers United Foundation"
History, goals and missions of the Organization
At the end of 1986, the first five or six people launched the idea in a dialogue on "women should also participate in public affairs" in Taipei City. On January 6, 1987, more than 30 people gathered together and took on a commitment to "walking out of the kitchen and joining in the society”, and made a vow to become a Taiwanese citizen who "has the courage to speak up, acts swiftly, and is willing to take on responsibility" from now on. The "Homemakers United Foundation" was therefore established.
In the 1980s, the Taiwanese democracy movement was like the single spark that started the prairie fire, and economic development prevailed over everything else. Nevertheless, it seemed that as the society was in stricter control under the martial law, it ended up with being even "wilder". That was a turning point where people's minds were seeking changes and the form of government system was shifting.
This group of homemakers, who were neither social elites nor scholars and experts, simply lived a purely practical life on this land, realized profoundly the importance of the ecological environment. From actions of protests against the pollution of the LCY chemical plant in Hsinchu, the establishment of the DuPont plant in Lugang, the construction of the No. 4 nuclear power plant, and other incidents, they inspired the citizens’ awareness of caring for environmental and social issues, and made people understand that wrong policies would sacrifice land and people’s health. Thereafter, this group of homemakers more actively promoted garbage sorting, recycling, bringing their own tableware and shopping bags, kitchen waste composting, and rejection of synthetic cleaning solutions.
For the past 35 years, the "Homemakers United Foundation" has maintained its original intention, and advocated environmental protection in everyday life, green consumption, safe diet, and non-nuclear homes. Through organizational forces, we supervise the government to formulate policies; through social education, we call on people to protect the environment and sustain ecology. Although the resources have been limited along the way, our belief has been firm with unremitting efforts and the spirit of practicability and dependability. Even until recent years, this group of homemakers has not been absent all along in actions against incidents such as Kuokuang petrochemical project, improper farmland expropriation, and anti-nuclear, refusal to lift the ban on lean meat, as well
參與是條長 ————— 長的河 有時平~~~順~~~有時湍~ ˜ ~ ˜ ~ ˜急~ ˜ ~ ˜ ~ ˜
Participation is like a long river, sometimes smooth and sometimes rushing.
我們要一起溯流而上 彼 此 扶 助 相 互 支 持
We’ve got to go upstream hand in hand to help each other and support one another.
Because after the start of the promise… I have seen the hope for the future.
歷年倡議行動 What we act in this 35 years....
資源回收垃圾分類 Resource recycling and garbage classification
綠色消費共同購買 Green consumption & co-purchasing
校園午餐 Campus lunch
蔬菜減硝酸鹽運動 Reducing nitrate in vegetables campaign
親子飲食教育 Dietary education for parents and children
蔬果安全教育 Vegetables and fruit safety education
非基改運動 GMO-free movement
綠繪本 Green picture book
反核運動 Anti-nuclear movement
不漂白再生衛生紙 Non-bleached recycled toilet paper
廚餘推肥 Kitchen waste composting
清潔劑與水資源 Cleaning solution and water resources
能源教育 Energy education
非核家園 Non-nuclear homeland
參與我們守護家園 Join us to defend our homes
親子數學 Parent-child math
關懷婦女與老年 Caring for women and elders
食物主權 Food sovereignty
跟著我們邁向下一個35年 Follow us to march toward the next 35 years…