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Comunidades se movilizan en Mexico en Dia de accion nacional en contra de la industria cementera
El 23 de octubre, comunidades pertenecientes al Frente de Comunidades en Contra de la Incineracion, en protesta por los impactos socio-ambientales que ocasiona la industria cementera y ante la falta de operatividad de las autoridades correspondientes, decidieron hacer una clausura simbolica de plantas cementeras en todo el pais.
Denuncian muertes en Guatemala en zona asediada por instalación de cementera
Denuncian internacionalmente muerte de miembros de la comunidad El Pajoques del municipio de San Juan de Sacatepequez, zona asediada por proyecto de instalacion de una cementera al margen de la ley, a escasos 30 kilometros de la capital de Guatemala. Al menos 7 personas murieron, y temen que la violencia y provocacion continuen ante el establecimiento del Estado de Excepción y la orden de captura de más de 30 dirigentes, tras inculpar a organizaciones defensoras del territorio sin investigar en profundidad el patron de acciones provocadoras.
Vivir en una de las zonas más contaminadas del mundo: la insustentabilidad de la zona cementera más grande de México
Desde el Movimiento Ambientalista Pro Salud Apaxaco-Atotonilco, queremos recordarle el presidente municipal los compromisos que adquirio con la comunidad, como darle seguimiento a las demandas que entablaron ante el municipio contra Ecoltec y Holcim por daños a la salud y el estudio de impacto ambiental, el cual se dijo ya se habia mandado a hacer por parte de la Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.

Press Releases
Zero waste is possible: New Case Studies Show 'Zero Waste' Success in Europe
September 4th, 2014
The Zero Waste Case Studies are the testimonies of the successful development and implementation of zero waste strategies in Europe. They are resounding proof that the time for burning and burying our waste is up. Zero waste systems create jobs, resilience, and justice, while saving money, protecting the environment, and promoting public health. These practical, bottom-up strategies provide some of the best decentralized urban solutions for reducing climate pollution and building just, grassroots solutions
IPCC misguiding the waste sector, GAIA warns
April 13th, 2014
The Global Alliance for Incineration Alternatives is concerned over claims included in the latest IPCC WG III Report – Summary for Policy Makers, with regard to climate change mitigation strategies for the waste sector.

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.

GAIA and Allies in the News
Trash the throw-away culture
by Saraswathy Nagarajan
As the subject of garbage raises a stink, environmentalist Shibu K. Nair, a volunteer of Thanal, explains how the problem can be alleviated to a certain extent by collective action
Greens Dump Waste-to-Energy Plan
Chennai: It’s a simple choice, really, say environmentalists: Either spend as much as . 150 crore on a waste-to-energy plant that does not work and currently is being phased out in developed countries or use a fraction of the money to recycle and compost waste while providing employment to thousands of poor people.

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