GAIA (Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives), one of the Ecology Center’s fiscally sponsored projects, invites you to a reception in the courtyard of their Berkeley office. Come learn about GAIA, and get brief updates on their global work while you snack on refreshments. The majority of the GAIA Coordination Team will be in town–including the staff members from the Philippines, India, Chile, and Barcelona who lead our work in Asia, Latin America, and Europe. These staff members have been working on a range of critical projects, such as:
Zero Waste Alaminos City–GAIA’s first large scale zero waste implementation project in the Philippines; campaigns with grassroots recyclers, especially in Latin America and India, to challenge local incinerator plans and carbon trading finance for incineration, and to demand waste picker inclusion and safety in municipal waste management; developing a campaign to challenge the essentially unregulated incineration of toxic waste in cement kilns, especially in Latin America; strengthening the Zero Waste movement in Europe, and developing city-wide partnerships with major labor unions, companies, and environmental groups in Barcelona; advocating against incineration and for recycling, composting, and waste minimization as critical to climate change mitigation in global climate change negotiations; and supporting an active network of community and environmental justice leaders fighting incinerator proposals in dozens of states and provinces across the U.S. and Canada.
WHEN: Thursday, May 5 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
WHERE: 1958 University Ave., Berkeley, CA
PLEASE RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 27, 2011.
We look forward to seeing you there!