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Geneva Green Guide

GAIA-Movement Trust Living Earth Green World Action

GAIA
The GAIA-Movement,
International Environment House ,
9 chemin de Balexert 1219 Châtelaine (Geneva)
Tel: 
(+41 22) 917 87 83
Fax: 
(+41 22) 797 17 68
Contact: 

Christian Fenger, Email: chrf@gaia-movement.org

L'information alternative de contact
Tel 2: 
(+41 76) 421 01 54
Description

The GAIA-Movement is a Swiss environmental non-profit association established in 1998. Since its creation, the GAIA-Movement has worked with organizations carrying out clothes-recycling activities in the US and UK, thereby supporting the promotion of recycling and earning funds to pay for other environmental projects. The mission of the GAIA-Movement is to support, promote and implement activities that protect, preserve and restore the environment and simultaneously improve living conditions for the people involved. Activities that mobilize communities to reduce land degradation, deforestation and carbon emissions and improve water balances and biodiversity are carried out with local NGOs, along with information dissemination. Through efficient monitoring and consultancy, the GAIA-Movement enables other funding partners to ensure environmental results.

Organization: 
Non-governmental and business organizations
Established: 
1998
Staff: 
1
Chief/Director: 
Director: Christian Fenger
Activities: 

The GAIA-Movement develops environmental projects and currently assists local NGOs to implement these in Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Brazil and India. The projects mobilize community members and give them the tools to improve their lives while preserving natural resources such as tree cover, soil and water. These tools include assistance and training in systems to supply safe water (e.g. rope pumps), sanitation (composting latrines), water-efficient and sustainable farming systems, groundwater recharge systems, erosion control, the increase of tree cover (tree planting, firewood saving stoves), the restoration of degraded areas and the allocation of areas for preservation.

Cooperation: 

with Development Aid from People to People (DAPP/ADPP) in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Angola, Humana People to People India, Floryl Florestadora (Brazil), Practica Foundation, FACT Foundation (Fuels from Agriculture in Communal Technology), The GAIA-Movement Living Earth Green World Action USA Inc., Green World Recycling Ltd (UK), UN Online Volunteers.

Publications: 

The GAIA-Movement Newsletter; the book 40 Green World Actions containing a number of manuals on appropriate technologies (available on the website in English and Portuguese); and the book The Environmental Factory Jatoba.

Keywords: 
protected areas
land & landuse
indigenous peoples
human settlements
freshwater
conservation
capacity building
forests
waste
deforestation