GAIA is a worldwide alliance of more than 800 grassroots groups, non-governmental organizations, and individuals in over 90 countries whose ultimate vision is a just, toxic-free world without incineration.

Are you ready to #breakfreefromplastic with us?

An international group of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) is coming together to do something big. Our goal is to work together to stop plastic pollution. We are trying to make this movement as big as possible, and we want you to join! We share the common values...

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GAIA Paris Declaration on Zero Waste for Climate Justice

The participating organisations of GAIA stand in solidarity with Paris frontline communities carrying the pollution burdens and health impacts associated with waste incinerators. We declare our firm resolve and expanded commitment to work towards a safe climate future through zero waste solutions. read more

Community action protects clean air, health, and justice

A new article shows that informal recycling done by the waste pickers in China offers is a solution for waste management and air pollution, and a key alternative to incineration. Chen Liwen, a researcher with Nature University says that the informal recycling system...

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Meet Our Members

On Sept. 17, peace activists from around the state will gather at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Fayetteville to honor Arkansans who will receive the 2011 OMNI Center Arkansas Peace and Justice Heroes Award.

Pat Costner honored as Peace and Justice Hero

Lovely County Citizen

Nohra Padilla won the 2013 Goldman Environmental Prize for organizing Bogota’s marginalized waste pickers to make recycling a legitimate part of Colombia’s waste management.

Nohra Padilla, 2013 Goldman Environmental Prize Winner

Acceptance Speech

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