Month: March 2016

Global Study from WIEGO Network Reveals How People Living Off Waste Improve Cities

Global Study from WIEGO Network Reveals How People Living Off Waste Improve Cities

New research released today – ahead of International Waste Pickers’ Day on March 1 – highlights the role and impact of those who make a living from what others throw away. The study challenges the common view that waste pickers have no place in modern solid waste management systems. Waste pickers are among the most…

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Iraqi children scavenge for a living – Photo Journal

Iraqi children scavenge for a living – Photo Journal

The original post and photo journalism was done by Sebation Castelier of Al Jazeera.  My great thanks and appreciation for this article and these photos. This is the situation that Green fire is addressing through  the "Children of the Landfill" project. It is not just a problem in Iraq it is every country and just…

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Cambodia: CHILDREN OF THE DUMP [video]

Cambodia: CHILDREN OF THE DUMP [video]

Green Fire Engineered Reclamation has made it  a mission to assist and improve the ives of the Children of the Dump. This video was Uploaded on Jul 18, 2008, there has been no assistance and no help. In countries around the world, hundreds of thousands of poor people face daily hazards to earn meager livings…

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Storks give up migration for landfill junk food

Storks give up migration for landfill junk food

Global environmental change and human-made pollution have changed the migration routes of birds, especially storks, according to a new study from the University of East Anglia (UAE). An increasing number of storks no longer migrate from Europe to Africa for the winter, but instead many live in Spain and Portugal the whole year round –…

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Waste Not, Want Not – Solid Waste at the Heart of Sustainable Development [video]

Waste Not, Want Not – Solid Waste at the Heart of Sustainable Development [video]

Waste Not, Want Not – Solid Waste at the Heart of Sustainable Development March 3, 2016 For the residents of Rosario, Argentina, good solid waste management means more than just a clean city. Rosario’s approach to garbage has improved the economy and environment with, according to the city’s mayor, “a direct impact on what matters…

Informal Workers’ Access to Healthcare [video]

Informal Workers’ Access to Healthcare [video]

Published on Jul 27, 2015  This video by WIEGO and partners, Asiye eTafuleni(AeT) in South Africa; HomeNet Thailand; and the Self-Employed Women's Association in India tells the stories of informal workers and the difficulties they face in accessing health services in their respective countries. It also presents some of the solutions that each of these…

The girl who silenced the world for 5 minutes

The girl who silenced the world for 5 minutes

Ask yourself this question, have we done enough? If you listen to this now 24 year old talk given in 1992 then listen to the 2nd video in the linked article you will understand the motivation of Green Fire Engineered Reclamation to assist the Children of the Landfill. ~ “I’m only a child, yet I…

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The Power to Dream The Power of Unity [VIDEO]

The Power to Dream The Power of Unity [VIDEO]

The Power to Dream The Power of Unity [VIDEO] Produced by Global Communities http://www.globalcommunities.org November 3rd, 2015 Presented by Green Fire Engineered Reclamation   Ana Heidy Ambrosio, a resident of Corn Island in Nicaragua, lived a life of isolation and marginalization until she was 15 years old. She was born deaf, and the other members…

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We commemorate International Waste Pickers Day

We commemorate International Waste Pickers Day

Green Fire Engineered Reclamation salutes Globarec for its contributions to the welfare of more than 20 million people engaged in recycling in the world. Green Fire is here to make it better. This hugh work force is mostly invisible but they are there all the time picking up after us. The Global Alliance of Waste…

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Women of the Landfill – Entrepreneurs

Women of the Landfill – Entrepreneurs

SEWA- Self Employed Women's Association Green Fire Engineered Reclamation has recognized this organization for its work with “women of the landfill” waste pickers. They work at the bottom of society, neglected, abused and like most people's awareness of waste, they are invisible. An interesting fact about the the global society, 1% of the population of…

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