About Us

GAIA is a worldwide alliance of more than 650 grassroots groups, non-governmental organizations, and individuals in over 90 countries whose ultimate vision is a just, toxic-free world without incineration.

We work both against incinerators and for safe, sustainable and just alternatives. Our name reflects this dual purpose:

  • The Global Anti-Incinerator Alliance: Mobilizing grassroots action against the spread of incinerators and other polluting, end-of-pipe waste technologies.
  • The Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives: Building the movement for environmental justice, local green economies, and creative zero waste solutions.

Learn more in this section about who we are, what we do, our history, our victories, and how you can join us.

If you're looking for an organization named GAIA that does not work on incineration or waste issues, please know that there are many organizations in the world with this name. There are even organizations with the name GAIA that work on waste issues but are not related to or affiliated with the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives/ Global Anti-Incinerator Alliance.

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