To catalyse the transition towards sustainable development, defined as the enhancement of peace, social justice and well-being, within and across generations. The Sustainable Development Policy Institute provides the global sustainable development community with representation from Pakistan as well as South Asia as a whole. To be a center of excellence on sustainable development policy research, capacity development and advocacy in Pakistan.
Shikshantar is a peoples’ life movement dedicated to radically rethinking education and development. For the last 8 years, we have been working on a process called “Udaipur as a Learning City” (ULC), based within our city in Rajasthan, India. ULC seeks to re-define what urbanization means by connecting with community members and experimenting around food, transport, healing, media, and waste.
We have explored ideas of Zero Waste Families, Zero Waste Organizations, Zero Waste Schools, Zero Waste Weddings, and Zero Waste Tourism. Shikshantar is actively upcycling as well, constantly creating useful, beautiful and durable things from waste.
Encourage people to use plastic bags wisely.
Establishing a high quality of life through a lifestyle that is in harmony with nature.
Citizen consumer and civic Action Group (CAG) is a non-profit and non-political organisation that works towards protecting citizens rights in consumer and environmental issues, and promoting good governance processes including transparency, accountability and participatory decision-making.
At CAG, we believe that collective voice reaches farther than the voice of an individual. We have found that it is extremely tough for an individual to work on all these issues, and therefore for a sustainable holistic solution we believe that we need an organisation to co-ordinate and voice the grievances of the public – to make the change. And therefore at the core of our work is our belief that effective citizen representation is critical for good governance.
KZWMN(Korea Zero Waste Movement Network) is a non government organization established to solve the serious problem of waste accumulation caused by rapid urbanization.
As a specialized citizen network of waste matters, the KZWMN helps domestic grass root organizations focus on waste problems to encourage a zero waste society.
It also has intermediated between central government and citizen communities.
Working for a better, healthier and toxics free environment.
Environmental management, cleaner production, pollution control & prevention, sustainable development issues.
Don Theseira & Mylene Ooi have been actively educating the public through their presentations on how to achieve Zero waste and the dangers of incinerators as cancer factories. They believe that waste reduction and recycling has to be taken to a higher level by governments.
Center for Public Health and Environment Development (CEPHED) works for Medical Waste Management related research and advocacy and campaign against Incineration. Study on POPs and Pesticide Management in Nepal. Production and Dissemination of different IEC materials on Medical Waste Incineration, POPs, Pesticides, Hg etc. Carried out research on Electronic Waste, Mercury, POPs and Pesticides etc.
Ecowaste Coalition is a network of non-government and public interest groups promoting ecological waste solutions to achieve Zero Waste Goals in the Philippines.
Taiwan Watch currently promote an anti-PVC campaign, educate people about the danger of using PVC, and ask them to write letters to retailers for not selling PVC products.
ACE is committed to upholding “Community Right to Know” (as defined under International Human Rights treaties and conventions to which Australia is signatory), on the impacts to civil society and the environment from pollution and chemicals.
As such ACE provides critical community right to know public forums for the WA community on a range of environmental health issues. Highlights have included WA’s first Contaminated Sites Forum in 1999 and where ACE was instrumental in bringing about the long awaited Contaminated Sites Act of 2003 which went into force in 2006. The law is designed to ensure that contaminated sites are reported, investigated, and cleaned up.
Zero Waste Kamikatsu, Japan
At the waste collection center in Kamikatsu, Japan, there are separate bins for different types of paper products: Newspapers, magazines, cartons, flyers. Then there are separate ones for cans: Aluminum, spray, steel. There are even individual bins for plastic bottles and caps. But that’s only a handful of the 34 categories that Kamikatsu residents have to sort their trash into, according to a short documentary by Seeker Stories.
Kagad, Kach, Patra Kashtakari Panchayat (KKPKP) was established in 1993 as the trade union of waste pickers, itinerant waste buyers, waste collectors, and other informal recyclers in the Indian city of Pune. KKPKP’s self-employed worker members—who number in the thousands—recover, collect, categorize, and sell materials such as corrugated board, paper, plastics, metals, and glass for recycling.
KKPKP has been a powerful advocate for waste pickers in the informal economy, making the case for greater municipal recognition of the contributions of waste pickers in solid waste management, so that they are recognized as workers and so that their waste collection efforts are understood as legitimate work. KKPKP has helped waste pickers to get integrated into municipal waste management systems.
Orissa State Volunteers and Social Workers Association (OSVSWA) as a development entity with a commitment for social development through empowerment was established in the year 1980 by a group of eminent freedom fighters, social workers and social activists and registered under societies Registration Act. 1860 of the Indian Constitution.
The organization has been efficient in its ideology of dedication for eradication of poverty and fortifying the quality of life of poor, destitute and marginalized section of people for the more than last more than 3 decades. OSVSWA has undertaken many programs on protection of environment and climate change, education, promotion of affordable technologies through action and action based research as a measurable tool to success.
Cultivating knowledge for a better world.
Pragya Seeds Nepal is a Nepali NGO created by a young Nepali entrepreneur advocating for and promoting the spread of Zero Waste over Nepal, and supporting the local economy and the environment through a community-based approach of solving the waste problem of this country.
“Wild at Heart Legal Defense Association” is an organization founded by Robin Winkler (in Taiwan since 1977, gave up US nationality as required by Taiwan law to become a naturalized Taiwanese in 2003). Wild is a platform for social, economic and political (resource utilization) change through promotion of the ideas of deep ecology by means of litigation, dialog, conventional and unconventional educational activities. We provide support the environmental (social, economic and non human environment) grassroots movements. We believe that a new “mindfulness” is necessary to prevent the premature death of life on Earth. We also believe, to paraphrase Gandhi, that true change will only come about when two forces interact against the established paradigm: resistance and creation. Restoration, conservation and preservation of the environment are the basis for both, and that is Wild’s focus.
Vision: Every one taking actions to treasure resources and live green, collaboratively creating a green new era.
Mission: To promote environmental betterment and green living style by continuous education, advocacy and supervision, as well as to develop and provide feasible solution for citizens, government and corporate.
Environment and Social Development Organization- ESDO is a non-profit non-governmental organization based in Bangladesh, working to spread the message about the need for environmental conservation – to ensure the protection of biological diversity and ecological balance. ESDO was founded by famous ecologist and environmental expert Dr. Shahriar Hossain on anti-plastic bag issue. Since the official formation of ESDO in 1990, it has focused on generating knowledge among the wider community about how human activity can negatively impact on the environment of Bangladesh. ESDO’s present concerns are Marine Litter and Microplastic, Mercury-Free Dentistry, Toxic Chemicals in Product, Lead Free Paint, Electronic Waste Management, Zero Waste City/Village, Eco-Village and Community Based Eco-Tourism.
Kwinana Progress Association fought and beat the Global Olivine incineration proposal for Kwinana Western Australia.
We are changing the toxic side of farming to a healthy one through our social enterprises – the Oganic Bazaar, and the Agro-Ecology Centre. This initiative provides thousands of consumers access to safe and nutritious food, while enhancing the quality of life of hundreds of farmers. We also have a national movement to revive the lost glory of our farming, through the Save our Rice Campaign. Thousands of farmers in five states are today adopting ecological farming practices, conserving and cultivating traditional varieties of high quality seeds, and ensuring the supply of organic rice to consumers across these states. Our efforts to stop the hazardous burning of waste led to the Zero Waste Campaign. We now run the Zero Waste Centre at Kovlam, a regional hub for training communities on Zero Waste management. We also facilitate some very successful Zero Waste initiatives, the most satisfying of this being the Zero Waste Himalayas, involving two countries and six Indian states.