GAIA’s strength lies in our membership. Through our network, we cultivate connections that are essential to movement building and that enhance our collective impact and power. Our members include grassroots groups, non-profit organizations, and alliances of groups working at the intersection of environmental protection, sustainable development, and human rights
VISION AND MISSION
To catalyze a global shift towards environmental justice by strengthening grassroots social movements that advance solutions to waste and pollution.
We envision a just, zero waste world built on respect for ecological limits and community rights, where people are free from the burden of toxic pollution, and resources are sustainably conserved, not burned or dumped.
GAIA MEMBER AGREEMENTS
- Make time & space to share & discuss our work & perspectives with each other globally
- Collaborate across borders on common issues & campaigns
- Build each other’s capacity through exchange
- Strengthen each others’ leadership & participation
In regions around the world, GAIA members are working together for a just and waste-free world
WHAT MEMBERS SAY ABOUT GAIA
GAIA’s strength lies in our members, who stand with communities and work together in solidarity, collaboration, and commitment to environmental justice. Join this community!
“If GAIA were an animal it would be a Buffalo because Buffalos are strong individually, but they are immensely powerful when they come together”
“GAIA general meetings are always very playful, with lots of fun ways to work, social moments, icebreakers and interactions. GAIA makes you feel like you are one big family.”
“I am impressed that GAIA sees waste as a systemic issue and knows that people power and organizing, rather than some fancy new techno fix, will help us win.”
“Groups that join GAIA receive support, the best arguments, and latest information on the issues that they are fighting, plus documents to create alternative proposals”.