Environmental group constitution and rules
Comprehensive terms and conditions, or rules for an environmental group to promote and encourage the improvement and protection of the environment. The group could be formed to promote environmental protection in general, or for a specific purpose, for example, to improve the quality of the air, to, monitor and report on local industrial processes and chemical and oil spills, to reduce noise pollution, to promote water consumption awareness and other similar things.
About this document
This is a comprehensive legal document setting out the terms and conditions for an environmental group or club as an unincorporated association. By that, we mean any association of two or more people, who have come together to form a club to pursue the common purpose of protecting and improving the environment. Mutual rights and responsibilities arise from the rules which they agree to – that is, this agreement.
This agreement sets out the terms on which the club will be constituted, who controls its administration and its funds and specifies its purpose and goals. In law, this type of group is called an ‘unincorporated association’ because unlike a company, it has not been ‘incorporated’. It therefore has no legal identity of its own, beyond the identity of the individual members. The members of course, still require rules by which to regulate their association in the pursuit of their common aims. For this reason, you will need a document such as this.
Whether you are a small group wanting to clean up your local community by removing litter, implement car-share policies or organise a “walk to work day”, or whether you are an international association with bigger objectives such as saving whales and lowering the impact of global warming, this document is suitable.
This document is our comprehensive members' club rules in its simplest form. That is, there are no provisions for property such as club premises and no provisions for an alcohol licence.
Application and features
- Sets out a clear and logical structure by which to manage your organisation, association, club or group;
- Suitable for a variety of environmental groups;
- Written in plain English;
- Includes explanatory notes.
- Main objective for the association: who, when where and why;
- Subscriptions: how much and when to pay;
- Resignation, suspension and expulsion: who decides;
- Management of the association;
- Powers of the Committee;
- Annual General Meetings and Extraordinary General Meetings;
- Quorum at meetings;
- Voting at meetings;
- Amendment of Rules: by whom, when and how;
- Other usual legal provisions.
This document is drawn and maintained by qualified lawyers at Net Lawman. It is real law in plain English.
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