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The Story of Bottled Water
How Manufactured Demand pushes what we don’t need and destroys what we need most
Indonesian Anti-Waste Activist wins 2009 Goldman Environmental Prize
April 20th, 2009
Yuyun Ismawati, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia: As waste management problems mount throughout the Indonesian archipelago, Yuyun Ismawati implements sustainable community-based solutions that provide employment opportunities to low-income people and empower them to improve the environment.
The Story of Cap & Trade
The Story of Cap & Trade is a fast-paced, fact-filled look at the leading climate solution being discussed at Copenhagen and on Capitol Hill. Host Annie Leonard introduces the energy traders and Wall Street financiers at the heart of this scheme and reveals the "devils in the details" in current cap and trade proposals: free permits to big polluters, fake offsets and distraction from what’s really required to tackle the climate crisis. If you’ve heard about cap and trade, but aren’t sure how it works (or who benefits), this is the film is for you.
Check out Annie Leonard's latest movie, The Story of Solutions
The Story of Solutions explores how we can move our economy in a more sustainable and just direction, starting with orienting ourselves toward a new goal. In the current ‘Game of More’, we’re told to cheer a growing economy – more roads, more malls, more Stuff! – even though our health indicators are worsening, income inequality is growing and polar icecaps are melting. But what if we changed the point of the game? What if the goal of our economy wasn't more, but better – better health, better jobs and a better chance to survive on the planet?
Nature is a Model for Waste Management
In this interview by Deer Park Institute, Ravi Gulati of New Delhi, India, talks about the importance of viewing waste in the spirit of nature, where there is no waste and where all discards are used rather than hidden from view.
Space for Waste Pickers in Solid Waste Management
A meeting of waste pickers from around the world was held in April of 2012 in India. Participants with common experiences were able to share their successes, strategies, challenges, ideas, and mutual support. This video highlights what was learned.
Informal Recyclers Share Ideas Related to Extended Producer Responsibility
In this brief film, members of the informal recycling workers' organization, SWaCH, share their experiences and their insights into what designers and manufacturers can do to cut down on waste.
We, SWaCH
This film show members of the informal waste workers' organization, SWaCH, at work in Pune India.
A Beijing Recycler's Life
This film about a couple who have collected recyclables in one community in Beijing for 20 years shows their life as collectors in the daytime and their work to sell the materials to the recycling market in the evening.
Chronicle of a Fight for Inclusion
This short video tells the story of waste pickers in Bogota who worked to address their city’s garbage crisis in 2012.
How to Start a Rooftop Garden
This video is not a tutorial, but is meant to evoke your imagination, skills and interest to start a rooftop garden in your own style.
Acceptance Speech by Nohra Padilla, 2013 Goldman Environmental Prize Winner
Nohra Padilla won the 2013 Goldman Environmental Prize for organizing Bogota’s marginalized waste pickers to make recycling a legitimate part of Colombia’s waste management.
Acceptance Speech by Rossano Ercolini, 2013 Goldman Environmental Prize Winner
Rossano Ercolini was awarded the 2013 Goldman Envrionmental Prize for his leadership in a grassroots campaign educating Italian communities on the merits of zero waste. As a result of his efforts, 40 incinerators have been scrapped or shut down and 117 municipalities (home to more than 3 million residents) have joined his home town of Capannori in adopting a goal of zero waste.
Delhi Waste Wars
This documentary takes a street-eye view, charting the wastepickers´ struggle for their rights and recognition, and gaining a local perspective on how to create a truly sustainable waste management system in one of the world´s biggest and most densely populated cities.
Durban Climate Change Conference - November 2011
View a panel discussion on the contributions of waste picking.
GDA 2011: BCAG Holds Walk against Davyhulme Incinerator in UK
Protest walk against Davyhulme Incinerator was organized by the Breathe Clean Air Group (BCAG, UK). The activity is also part of the "2011 Global Day of Action Against Waste and Incineration."
For the Children, Stop the Incinerator
Ahmina Maxey from East Michigan Environmental Action Council and the Zero Waste Coalition discusses the anti-incinerator plan at the People's Movement Assembly Meeting for the US Social Forum in Detroit on March 13, 2010.
YouTube Video: Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Breath
A humorous and informative video that sheds light on a plan to build an incinerator on Vancouver Island.
About GAIA
GAIA members talk about GAIA. Video taken in 2003 at the GAIA Global Meeting in Penang, Malaysia.
Video: US Social Forum 2010: "Clean Air, Good Jobs, and Justice for All" at the Detroit Incinerator
US Social Forum organizers called for a mass demonstration at the Detroit Incinerator to push the Mayor to expand curbside recycling throughout Detroit and to end incineration of Detroit's trash.
Wilderness Committee Releases Anti-Incineration Video
Marketwire
June 22nd, 2010
The Wilderness Committee has launched a viral video decrying Metro Vancouver's proposal to build a new garbage incinerator as part of the proposed regional waste management plan.
Join the Garbage Dreams tour, take action and spread the word!
GAIA partners with Working Films to create a new widget, a social networking tool to raise awareness about the importance of recycling and zero waste!
Zero Waste: A Stepping Stone to Sustainable Guernsey PART 9
Guernsey Issues
Professor Paul Connett giving a presentation to Guernsey, Channel Island on his Zero Waste Strategy. Held at Beau Sejour Leisure Centre on the 23rd of February 2010.
Zero Waste: A Stepping Stone to Sustainable Guernsey PART 8
Guernsey Issues
Professor Paul Connett giving a presentation to Guernsey, Channel Island on his Zero Waste Strategy. Held at Beau Sejour Leisure Centre on the 23rd of February 2010.
Zero Waste: A Stepping Stone to Sustainable Guernsey PART 7
Guernsey Issues
Professor Paul Connett giving a presentation to Guernsey, Channel Island on his Zero Waste Strategy. Held at Beau Sejour Leisure Centre on the 23rd of February 2010.
Zero Waste: A Stepping Stone to Sustainable Guernsey PART 6
Guernsey Issues
Professor Paul Connett giving a presentation to Guernsey, Channel Island on his Zero Waste Strategy. Held at Beau Sejour Leisure Centre on the 23rd of February 2010.
Zero Waste: A Stepping Stone to Sustainable Guernsey PART 5
Guernsey Issues
Professor Paul Connett giving a presentation to Guernsey, Channel Island on his Zero Waste Strategy. Held at Beau Sejour Leisure Centre on the 23rd of February 2010.
Zero Waste: A Stepping Stone to Sustainable Guernsey PART 4
Guernsey Issues
Professor Paul Connett giving a presentation to Guernsey, Channel Island on his Zero Waste Strategy. Held at Beau Sejour Leisure Centre on the 23rd of February 2010.
Zero Waste: A Stepping Stone to Sustainable Guernsey PART 3
Guernsey Issues
Professor Paul Connett giving a presentation to Guernsey, Channel Island on his Zero Waste Strategy. Held at Beau Sejour Leisure Centre on the 23rd of February 2010.
Zero Waste: A Stepping Stone to Sustainable Guernsey PART 2
Guernsey Issues
Professor Paul Connett giving a presentation to Guernsey, Channel Island on his Zero Waste Strategy. Held at Beau Sejour Leisure Centre on the 23rd of February 2010.
Zero Waste: A Stepping Stone to Sustainable Guernsey PART 1
Guernsey Issues
Professor Paul Connett giving a presentation to Guernsey, Channel Island on his Zero Waste Strategy. Held at Beau Sejour Leisure Centre on the 23rd of February 2010.
Garbage Dreams
GARBAGE DREAMS, winner of 18 awards follows three teenage boys growing up in the world’s largest garbage village, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. This film provides a penetrating look into their lives and their community, where tradition is clashing with globalization – a window into one of the world’s hidden populations, the wastepickers.
Pyrolysis, Gasification and Plasma Incineration Part 4
Part 4, Background: Dr. Jorge Emmanuel, PhD., environmental scientist, offers a comprehensive introduction to explain the science and problems behind pyrolysis, gasification and plasma incineration.
Pyrolysis, Gasification and Plasma Incineration Part 3
Part 3, Background: Dr. Jorge Emmanuel, PhD., environmental scientist, offers a comprehensive introduction to explain the science and problems behind pyrolysis, gasification and plasma incineration.
Pyrolysis, Gasification and Plasma Incineration Part 2
Part 2, Background: Dr. Jorge Emmanuel, PhD., environmental scientist, offers a comprehensive introduction to explain the science and problems behind pyrolysis, gasification and plasma incineration.
Pyrolysis, Gasification and Plasma Incineration: Part 1
Part 1, Background: Dr. Jorge Emmanuel, PhD., environmental scientist, offers a comprehensive introduction to explain the science and problems behind pyrolysis, gasification and plasma incineration.
Wastepickers talk at COP 15
Baby Mohite with the wastepickers trade union KKPKP discusses the connections between wastepicker livelihood and environmental protection at the COP 15 climate talks.
Wastepickers talk about Climate Change Part 2
Wastepickers from Pune, India share their insights on Climate Change. Video created by KKPKP.
Wastepickers talk about Climate Change
Wastepickers from Pune, India share their insights on Climate Change. Video created by KKPKP.
The Story of Cap & Trade: Why you can’t solve a problem with the thinking that created it
New Film by Story of Stuff Creator Offers Provocative, Humorous Look at CAP & TRADE on Eve of Copenhagen Summit San Francisco, CA -- The Story of Stuff Project and Climate Justice Now!—an international network of climate justice advocates—will release The Story of Cap & Trade, a 9-minute animated film on carbon trading, on December 1st worldwide at www.storyofstuff.org.
It Was Madness
Words & music by Ro J Goodwin In this world of insanity We just need a little purity We are sick with pollution And we don’t want their solution We’re not asking for charity All we want is some clarity Burning waste for the sake of wealth Makes no sense if you lose you health
Green Action: Zagreb
September 14th, 2009
The city council of Zagreb is planning to build an incinerator. The Croatian wing of Friends of the Earth "Zelena Akcija" (Green Action) is informing the public of the negative consequences of such an extremely polluting and expensive way of disposing waste, now the people of Zagreb still have time to react to the plan.
Greenpeace Incinerator Tour
Learn how incinerators work and what are the possible impacts to community health and the environment. Take the Greenpeace Incinerator Tour now!
Thanal: Home Composting
Learn about the ABCs of composting in a video prepared by Thanal based in Kerala, India.
The Bay vs. The Bag
The Bay vs. The Bag Campaign
Plastic bags pollute our waters, smother wetlands and entangle and kill animals. In fact, approximately one million plastic bags pollute San Francisco Bay each year. Trash in the Bay flows into the ocean to join the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a floating island of trash estimated at twice the size of Texas where plastic particles are more abundant than plankton
Rizwana Hasan, BELA wins Goldman Environmental Prize for her work on Shipbreaking
Rizwana Hasan, Bangladesh: Working to reduce the impact of Bangladesh’s exploitative and environmentally-devastating ship breaking industry, leading environmental attorney Rizwana Hasan led a legal battle resulting in increased government regulation and heightened public awareness about the dangers of ship breaking.
Russian scientist Olga Speranskaya wins Goldman Award for her anti-toxic work
The Goldman Environmental Prize
Olga Speranskaya, Moscow, Russia: Russian scientist Olga Speranskaya transformed the NGO community in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia into a potent, participatory force working to identify and eliminate the Soviet legacy of toxic chemicals in the environment.
Puto Toxic Waste Incinerator Disaster
Puto Toxic Waste Incinerator Disaster by Zelena Akcija, Croatia
Incineration - From Finn... The Children's View
The children's view and concerns about mass burn incineration. Produced by St. Dennis Anti-Incinerator Group, Cornwall, United Kingdom
The Philippine Incineration Ban
by FARMACIAANNUNZIATA
Sonia S. Mendoza, Chairperson for the Mother Earth Foundation talks about how incinerators were banned in the Philippines.
Zero Waste management project in Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
Zero Waste management initiative organized by Exnora Green Cross in Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.
MALAYSIA: Alice Lee, The Accidental Activist
The transformation of a simple village girl into a fierce defender of her community.
Energy from Waste: Part 1 -The Myths Debunked
Dr. Paul Connett and others oppose the government of Ontario's plan to burn waste for energy supply. Part 1 of a series from the press conference of March 29, 2007.
EGYPT: Laila Iskandar on You Tube
Laila Iskandar of the firm “Community and Institutional Development” talks about garbage recycling in Cairo, Egypt. “What it strikes me about the recyclers of the world (the garbage collectors, the scavengers) is that they delight in recovering what we, with such great disrespect, throw away,” Iskandar said.
Group pushes for total ban on endosulfan
TV news coverage of a demonstration in the Philippines in support of a total ban on the use of endosulfan.
World Environment Day Celebration
TV news coverage in the Philippines of the release of GAIA's Stop Trashing the Climate report on World Environment Day 2008.


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