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Posted - 04/15/2014
GAIA event April 27 in Berkeley
gaia_banner_02_1.jpegCome Celebrate Local Solutions,
International Victories for Environmental Justice & Sustainable Pathways with GAIA!
Sunday, April 27, 2014  3:00-5:00 pm
in the courtyard at 1958 University Ave., Berkeley, CA
Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be served.

Join us for conversation with visiting activists from GAIA's global network, including: » Read More

pic gaia flower_1.jpgWe are often told to lead with the positive and focus our messages on the positive side of our vision for a better world. We’re in a movement that has a dual purpose of ending the dirty practice of burning waste and building zero waste systems. Systems with positive, transformative benefits for local economies and jobs, resulting in clean air and healthy communities. I’m frequently advised to focus my messages on the positive side of this vision like these sunflowers instead of waste incinerator smokestacks. » Read More

spot_light_hi.png gaia_banner_02_1.jpeg Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) is an international alliance that works both against incinerators and for safe, sustainable and just alternatives.  Ananda Tan is GAIA's U.S. and Canada Regional Coordinator and he was recently interviewed by ITP.

ITP: You’ve been an activist on several different issues throughout your career, including forestry, anti-war, agriculture, climate, energy, trade and labor justice. How did your path lead you to become involved with GAIA?

"I first became involved in these issues back in my student days organizing around anti-war activism. » Read More

A Creative Pause to Build a Narrative Strategy: Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) - See more at:

gaia_banner_02_1.jpegGLOBAL ALLIANCE INCINERATOR ALTERNATIVES (GAIA) is an international alliance that works both against incinerators and for safe, sustainable and just alternatives: 

A lot of attention has been paid in media and policy circles to energy and transportation as keys to addressing climate change. But the ways that we produce, transport, use, and throw away stuff have important impacts on the climate. EPA analysis shows that the systems to make, distribute, use and waste the stuff we use and the food we eat cause 42% of U.S. greenhouse gases and that these systems are deeply intertwined with energy and transportation.  » Read More

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