extraction-3Currently, the corporate drive for profit spurs an unsustainable cycle of drilling, clearcutting, and mining our natural resources, consuming them at unsustainable rates, burning or burying the waste, and—if you are unlucky and have an incinerator—dumping the remaining toxic ash in landfills. This linear economic model violates the principles of environmental justice and is dangerous for our health and our planet. No one should bear the burden of our unsustainable patterns. GAIA is committed to a complete overhaul of our extractive economy, and the birth of a circular system where waste is reduced, composted, and recycled, all people can enjoy their right to a safe and healthy environment, and no community is treated as disposable.