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.

News and Current Campaigns

Petition for threatened social and environmental a... Jorge Tadeo Vargas Juvera, residing in the State of Mexico, has been providing accompaniment and technical and informative advice to communities in th...
Anything but Reduction: The American Chemistry Cou... Wednesday, May 23, 2018--This month, the American Chemistry Council, representing the plastic producers most responsible for the plastic pollution cri...
Recycling is Not Enough GAIA, with the help of core partners around the globe, did extensive research on the state of plastic recycling worldwide, and the immediate and poten...
Say NO to Dow’s Dirty Energy Bag! Dow Chemical and Keep America Beautiful’s latest greenwashing scheme, the Hefty Energy Bag program, wants to dupe us into thinking that burning plasti...