The Avaaz group has been one of the fastest growing parts of the activist community with a range of campaigns available to the more than 44 million members of the group around the world to take part in. Avaaz has been at the heart of the activist community since the group was established in 2007 by Ricken Patel as he looked to try and bring as many different people into the community as possible through the use of Online campaigning options.
Avaaz has been looking for new and innovative ways for bringing success to the battle to halt the changing climate of the world by placing pressure on government leaders through the use of the digital realm to bring an end to many of the worst problems facing the planet in the 21st-century. Based in New York City since its foundation in 2007, Avaaz has since fought to bring many campaigns across the planet including a powerful fight being undertaken to halt the spread of damaging pollutants causing a great deal of damage to the environment of the Earth.
Much of the work completed by Avaaz in terms of the environment has been completed to develop areas of the world free from the damaging chemicals created by large chemical producers who have placed profits over the need to act as guardians of the planet. A major source of trouble for the world in recent years has been the decline of bee colonies across the world following the introduction of chemicals and pesticides linked to the decline of many species of bee; Avaaz brought its members together to create an Online petition with more than 2.6 million signatures to overcome the powerful industrial lobby and ban certain pesticides from use across the European Union.