GAIA IN RIO+20 :
ZERO WASTE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE:
FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
Forum against Waste Incineration and
for Zero Waste Solutions: The social and environmental footprint of the
June 16th / Morning/ People´s Summit
Description: The event will bring together several organizations and networks in a collective forum to share strategies in the struggle against waste incineration and campaigning plans in the promotion of Zero Waste solutions. It will consist of presentations and working groups to develop common strategies and plans to work together throughout the assembly process of the People´s Summit and beyond.
GAIA, CESTA (El Salvador) – Otros Mundos – ATALC, MNCR (National Movement of Wastepickers Brazil) - Red LACRE (Latin American Wastepickers Network) – WIEGO (Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing); Taller Ecologista, Rosario, Argentina, (HIC) Habitat International Coalition
Resistance to Incinerators in the World – GAIA
July 16th / 15hrs / National Wastepickers Movement of Brazil, MNCR´s Tent - People´s Summit
Description: No community is disposable. Yet most incinerators and landfills are disproportionately sited in marginalized communities - violating the principles of environmental justice. So, while the fight to stop an incinerator might be the need that first brings many people to GAIA, most of our members recognize that pollution depends on and perpetuates injustice, and that their struggles can offer a strategic leverage point to advance deeper transformations for equity and ecological sustainability. This panel will feature several GAIA members from around the world that will present their strategy and campaigning in their national anti-incineration battles.
Coalición Argentina Anti incineración, Indigenous Environmental Network, REDLACRE
Launch of ‘On the road to Zero Waste: stories from around the world’
July 16th / 17 :30 hrs / National Wastepickers Movement of Brazil, MNCR´s Tent - People´s Summit
Description: Zero waste is a revolution in the relationship between waste and people. It is a new way of thinking that aims to safeguard the health and improve the lives of everyone who produces, handles, works with, or is affected by waste—in other words, all of us. ‘On the road to Zero Waste: stories from around the world’ presents several case studies from around the world; these communities are enjoying significant environmental, climatic, social, economic, and sanitation benefits from their adoption of various elements of zero waste and their example offer enlightening of how the various elements function in the real world, in a wide variety of economic, cultural and political contexts.
SMS Mumbai, India, Municipalidad de San Francisco, GAIA
Zero Waste is Happening! Successes & struggles for real sustainability
17 Jun 2012 / 15:30 - 17:00 / Room: T-3
Riocentro Convention Center
Description: pioneering programs in cities around the world are making real strides toward implementing programs that reduce waste and pollution while creating value. In the process, recycling workers are gaining new respect as protectors of natural resources and active contributors in the struggle against climate change. The side-event ‘Zero Waste is Happening!’ will feature representatives from waste picker organizations and unions, community environmental organizers, local government and community leaders, and experts on solid waste management.
Stree Mukti Sanghatana, Movimiento Nacional de Catadores (MNCR) of Brazil, Latin American and Caribbean Recyclers Network (Red LACRE), Indigenous Environmental Network, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives, A zero waste practitioner or government official.
Segregation and Recycling Tent in the People's Summit
National Wastepickers Movement of Brazil, MNCR´s Tent - People´s Summit - Permanent
The National Movement of Catadores, MNCR has made a proposal for a complete center of segregation and transportation recycling center to work throughout the People´s Summit (PS). The agreement was signed with the Secretary of the PS in April. All material will be taken to the wastepicker´s cooperatives in the city of Rio and its metropolitan region.
In the tent there will be 50 catadores previously trained as recycling agents, and 120 containers will be installed; The Ecopoint will be a working replica of a cooperative, and informational materials and products will be made from recyclables.