“The journey of thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu The European Union...
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Through collective action, we have the ability to transform our world into a sustainable and environmentally friendly society.
Everywhere in the world we see great ideas for a sustainable future. There are incredible organizations, ideas and projects all around the world working towards a sustainable future.
We offer a collaborative platform for creative minds to realize their sustainable initiatives through existing solutions, social entrepreneurship and knowledge-sharing.
With our non-profit association Gaia Protection is forming a collective of creative and solution-oriented individuals. With the objective of “act local- think global” we intend to motivate each individual to become active in their environment through education and practical solutions to help the Earth in any and every way possible.
We’re in a state of emergency right now. We are addicted to plastic. Plastic is produced from fossil fuels (oil). Plastic itself is toxic to us and the environment because it is made with BPA, a carcinogenic chemical. Normally, plastic objects can decompose in landfills for up to 1000 years. However, plastic bags that we use in our everyday lives decay 10-1000 years, while plastic bottles take 450 years or more. The production of disposable plastics not only pollutes air and water, but also wastes oil and our planet’s resources. (read more)
We don’t have enough oil to waste on making disposable plastics. Most of them end up in the ocean and are degraded into microplastic so that fish can eat them. Plastic is not biodegradable. When the plastic gets into the environment, it decomposes into smaller pieces that become microplastics. Through the rain and our rivers, it reaches our groundwater, which we drink. A single microsphere can be up to a million times more toxic than the water around it.
Plastic does more than pollute the earth’s soil and water, it does pollute the air. According to a study published in PLOS One on August 1, scientists at the University of Hawaii found that plastic can release methane and ethylene when exposed to sunlight. Methane and ethylene are greenhouse gases that can adversely affect the environment and our organisms.
WHY THE ORGANISATION WAS FOUNDED
The project precious plastic in Bahia Ballena is a cooperation between the Bahia Ballena Plastic Free Initiative, Mad about diving, the Kabe International School, the Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, CACOBA and Gaia Protection. Bahia Ballena free of plastic a joint initiative that has been working for many years for environmental awareness and environmental protection in the region, a local diving company.
Target Group we work with
- community members
We need YOU!
What skills would be good?
- Circular economy knowledge
- Education and interaction with children
- Plant trees