The project enables independent local NGOs and activists to contribute to environmental protection. The project offers training and experts’ support on scientific, practical, administrative and legal issues and provides a platform for building synergies among actors. To achieve this goal, the project develops free online tools, training and grant programs for local NGOs. During the first year, participating NGOs have improved their capacity to efficiently protect nature and exercise public control on industrial pollution: 150 activists were trained and more than 30 projects launched in 3 eco-regions. The independence of NGOs, their number, the availability of free tools and the ability capacities to monitor affected areas in situ or from any part of the world create a framework for multi-stakeholder public control, fully transparent and not affiliated with any organisations or authorities.