environmental activism

Care for Our Common Home and Toxics-Free Schools Program Pushed

September 23 – BAN Toxics and La Consolacion University Philippines staged a webinar on environmental protection, best practices to promote toxics and wastes-free schools, and the protection of public health from the adverse effects of chemicals and wastes found in…

A Historic Leap in the Fight Against Waste Colonialism

Ocean Conservancy commits to working with GAIA Network to address damages done to impacted communities. September 14, 2022 – Today, the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) in the Asia Pacific and its member organizations have concluded the first step…

Environmental and Health Leaders Line Up Priority Issues for PBBM’s First SONA

12 July 2022, Quezon City. Civil society leaders have identified priority issues that they would like President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. to enunciate during his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), including policies and strategies that will advance climate action…

Pangasinan green groups, advocates hold solidarity bike ride for the environment

“Padyak Para Sa Kalikasan, Padyak Para Sa Pangasinan!” December 5 Pangasinan, Philippines – Pangasinan green groups, in partnership with toxic watchdog, EcoWaste Coalition, held a bike ride for the environment. Dubbed as “Padyak Para sa Kalikasan,” 30 Pangasinense bikers joined…

Over 100 organizations express opposition to WtE Incineration Bill

Civil society groups, informal waste workers associations, faith-based institutions, trade unions, academe and community-based organizations from all over the country called for the withdrawal of Senate Bill No. 1789, also known as the “Waste-to-Energy Act” authored by Senator Sherwin Gatchalian.…

Philippine NGO discovers more spray paints with dangerously high lead content

Last March 22, 2021, a toxics watchdog group from the Philippines announced that it has found more spray paints in the market that are contaminated with dangerously high concentrations of lead, a forbidden chemical in the manufacture of paints. In…

EcoWaste Coalition Calls on Senate to Keep Ban on Waste Incineration Intact

The pollution watchdog EcoWaste Coalition calls on the country’s top legislators to safeguard public health and the environment by keeping intact the Clean Air and Solid Waste Management laws, particularly the ban on waste incineration, as the Philippines marks the…

Ecocide!

Ecocide is the destruction of large areas of the natural environment as a consequence of human activity. That destruction of “large areas” has grown so conspicuously large, so threatening to all species, including human existence, that a group of international…

New Study: Zero Waste Systems Could Create Thousands of Good Jobs for Cities Around the World

Zero Waste Found to Be a Key Strategy to Build Strong, Sustainable Economies 17 February 2021– A new study from GAIA finds that cities that invest in Zero Waste programs and policies create good green jobs, in addition to known benefits…

‘How dare you’: Greta Thunberg’s powerful speech to the UN

By Countercurrents Collective Greta Thunberg, the young climate crisis activist on Monday opened the United Nations Climate Action Summit with an angry condemnation of world leaders for failing to take strong measures to combat climate crisis – “How dare you,” she…

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