Winning the war on waste

Winning the war on waste

Photo blog contributed by Merci Ferrer, War or Waste (WOW) Negros Oriental Preventing the creation of waste is first and foremost in waste management.  In 2018, War on Waste (WOW) Negros Oriental mobilized groups and submitted petitions, urging the city government of...
Kenya’s Coastal Women for Zero Waste

Kenya’s Coastal Women for Zero Waste

By Carissa Marnce, GAIA Africa Communications Officer  In the coastal area of  Old Town Mombasa Kenya,  40 female artisans were given an opportunity to partake in a pilot project developed by the Centre for Environment Justice and Development (CEJAD),  in partnership...
Did our Tingi Culture Pave the Way for Plastic Sachets?

Did our Tingi Culture Pave the Way for Plastic Sachets?

By Sherma E Benosa In his essay, “A Heritage of Smallness,” National Artist for Literature, Nick Joaquin, wrote: “Enterprise for the Filipino is small stall: the sari-sari… Commerce for the Filipino is the smallest degree of retail: the tingi. What most astonishes...
Celebrating Nelson Mandela Day

Celebrating Nelson Mandela Day

Youth surrounding the Nelson Mandela memorial site in Wentworth, Durban South Africa (Credits: SDCEA 2019) By Carissa Marnce, GAIA Africa Communications Officer  The 18th of July 2020 is celebrated as International Mandela Day, this year marks the 11th anniversary...
Back to Basics

Back to Basics

Multinational companies have been flooding the Philippines with plastic sachets, uprooting traditional packaging and delivery systems. It’s time to go back to what works.  By Sherma Benosa, Knowledge Management Officer, GAIA Asia Pacific Glaiza Lee, a writer in her...
The Dem’s Massive New Climate Plan Wastes an Opportunity on Trash

The Dem’s Massive New Climate Plan Wastes an Opportunity on Trash

Photo Courtesy of Santiago Vivacqua/GAIA By Dr. Neil Tangri,Science and Policy Director 30 June 2020 The House of Representatives’ Select Committee on the Climate Crisis just dropped its report, titled “Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a...