Homemakers Union Foundation (HUF) was founded In 1989, by a group of homemakers in Taiwan who decided to take environmental and social issues into their own hands. For the past 30 years, HUF has focused on Food & Agriculture Education (including food security) and Green Energy. We have advocated issues such as reducing carbon emission in our daily lives, green consumption, green diet, green energy, and nuclear-free causes. With climate change becoming a threat to humanity, we believe that actions must be taken urgently at all levels, from grassroots communities to policy-makers. Hence much of our work involves raising public awareness and supervising the government to implement green policies. "Be brave to express, be ready to act, and be willing to take responsibilities,” is the motto of our organization. HUF also highlights the role of gender equality and female empowerment in our causes.
The objective of the Homemakers United Foundation is to "combine women's power to care for the society, so to improve the quality of life and ensure the sustainability of the living environment."
Be brave to express, be ready to act, and be willing to take responsibilities
Green food education: radiation food, non-GMO movement, campus lunch, food waste, radiation food, nitrate in vegetables, food safety, and establishment of green diet circle
Green life: Recycle paper to protect the forest, non-toxic life, reduction in disposable items, water and detergent, and green backpacker travel fun
Non-nuclear homes: energy and life, nuclear disaster life-saving education, and citizen power plant
Parenting Education: green picture book, and parenting math
-1987: on January 6, the "HUF" was established. / promoted the activity of using shopping bags and refused to buy plastic bottles. demonstrated the "garbage classification and recycling" at the dormitory of the faculty of National Taiwan University at Lane 30, Zhoushan Road / protested against unreasonably high prices for western-style fast food / participated in the anti-nuclear movement
-1988: published the handbook-"Children, Beware of Perverts", co-organized the drama-"Children's Vitamin Safety" with the Song Song Song Children's ＆ Puppet Theatre / held the charity sale on recycled paper stationery-"Caring for Resources-Please Use Recycled Paper"/ held the forest rescue operation in 1988 - / established the Three Six Five Parents Association
-1989: the birth of No.7 Park / formally registered of the establishment on March 8th as the "Homemakers United Foundations" / improved the organization and functions of the Parent-Teacher Association/ held the first environmental protection mother cam
-1990: promoted the environmental education program - " Environmental Protection Envoy" at elementary schools. / established the Taichung Workshop of the Homemakers United Foundations / held a "Plastic Bottles Boycott Orientation", and reported the malpractice of the Environmental Protection Administration on the "plastic bottles recycling case
-1991: promoted the "doggie bag movement" / promoted the nature trail, and released the first "Zhishanyan Nature Trail Guidelines Handbook”/ established the "Consumer Quality Committee", and observed the consumer movement in Japan
-1992: visited Rio, Brazil to participate in the "Earth Summit" / lobbied legislators, insisting that the voluntary schooling program for elementary school graduates should be evaluated according to the experimental plan
-1993: promoted the concept of "I am a liver" and practiced the co-purchase action
-1994: participated in the event "410 Education Reform National Integration" / participated in the first East Asian Women's Forum / launched the Anti-Golf Course Action Alliance
-1995: established the "Parent-Child Math Promotion Group" / initiated rescue of Taipei tree frogs
-1996: held the "Mother City Governance Public Hearing" / supported the "Taipei City Fight against Illegal Video Games" / held the "First National Non-Governmental Ecological Conservation Society-Rescue Wetlands"
-1997: promoted the activity of "Doing Environmental Protection at the Office"
-1998: The Foundation launched the movement "using non-bleached recycled toilet paper" / promoted the "food waste composting" movement / protested the " Destruction of Hillsides of Kansai Machinery Special Zone Case "
-1999: promoted the "nitrate reduction" movement / established an Asian sister association with Japan and Korea, and the Foundation established an international exchange group
-2000: launched courses on "green consumption" and "advanced parent-child mathematics" at Wenshan Community University / focused on issues of "genetically manipulated food" and "environmental hormones"
-2001: implemented the "non-nuclear new homeland television and film festival publicity plan" / focused on the issue of "food additives"
-2002: implemented the project of "Cherish Taiwan, Green Action" with the charity sale of Jimmy shopping bags
-2003: held the “Education Seminars and Promotional Learning Sessions on Cosmetics Use and Consumption"
-2004: held "keep the love at the school---seminar on building up the second-hand uniforms (textbooks) recycling" / held the "solar thermal cooker creative application competition"
-2005: received the “2005 National Sustainable Development Award-Sustainable Society Award" / hosted the 1st "National NGOs Environment Conference" / cared for campus lunch, organized a series of activities “the big taste on the campus”
-2006: participated in the global grand parade "fighting against global warming" / concerned about water resources and environmental hormone issues, published "My Handbook of Cleaning"
-2007: awarded the Cultural Landmark for Taiwanese Women and set by the General Association of National Culture
-2008: promoted the movement "announcement of GMO-free agricultural areas" campaign / promoted the pre-signed letter of intent for the choice of hospice palliative care
-2009: initiated a referendum action to "restart negotiations over the Protocol for US beef export to Taiwan"
-2010: launched the fundraising campaign of "cherish the land to protect the health ~ NT$100 per person to guard nice homes"
-2011: promoted the campaign of reduction of nitrate in vegetables / to learn the lesson from the Fukushima 311 nuclear disaster in Japan, promoted nuclear disaster life-saving education program / anti KuoKuang petrochemical project
-2012: launched the green food education campaign / anti American beef with lean meat powder / draft amendments to food radiation / green picture book - project of hope / GMO-free Agricultural Area Movement
-2013: radiation measurement map by citizens / green picture book project of hope / GMO-free agricultural area movement
-2014: anti-unconscionable oil action / green food education and green picture book partner school / movement of amendments to non-GMO related regulations
-2015: movement of amendments to campus lunch related regulations / legislative action of the basic law on food and agriculture education / life circle of green food initiative / report on women and climate change issues at the United Nations Climate Summit in Paris (COP21)
-2016: food and agriculture: from self-care to governance / green diet life circle initiative / movement of green food education on campus / participation in food and agriculture education at the school / weaving of food community / self-cook campaign on campus / promotion of food and agriculture legislation / green energy—assisting in assessment and preparation of green energy cooperatives / education-energy-saving evaluation of low-carbon life and food in Taiwan/counties/cities
-2017: promoted no waste of food / enhanced the connection of community organizations, reduced local food waste / low-carbon diet education / promoted cherish food workshops, establishing a cherish food life circle map / promoted electricity-saving and expanded electricity-saving education base, created a low-carbon community life / community training, electricity-saving education and green energy, and continued to promote the concept of energy democracy, and assisted in expanding citizens power generation / participation in the construction of a total of two citizens power plants in the north and in the south respectively
-2018: co-created the cherish food culture / established the green diet circle, promoting cherish food restaurants / promoted local food and agriculture education, leading young students to walk through and learn about rural areas / advocated the opening of public rooftops, and lobbied both New Taipei City and Taipei City Governments for designing a citizen power plant mechanism that is citizen-friendly for their participation
-2019: promoted citizen movement of food and agriculture / proceeded with citizens review of primary processing of agricultural products / Hsinchu water resources referendum / blocked the increase of permitted pesticide residues of Glyphosate / nation-wide seed exchange meetings / co-edited with 10 NGOs and research units the guidelines handbook on citizen power plants for the community.
-2020: sustainable homeland / agricultural land conservation initiative / self-cook movement to connect the communities, and cherish food education on campus, trained the young farmers in the rural area / “Guandu Nice” power plant at Guandu Junior High School / used the public roof as a field, inviting citizens in Beitou region to build up a citizen power plant together, with the revenue being reinvested in energy education of Guandu Junior High School