Announcing:
Ecobrick Training of Trainer Workshops in the Philippines

Manila October 20-22 / Bohol 24-26

Get your community, business or organization fully zero waste with Ecobricks

Our ToTs are Designed to Mobilize & Empower ChangeMakers to Lead their own Ecobrick Workshops

Learn the Fundamental Techniques, Principles and Science

Learn how to work with our powerful open source materials.

GEA Trainers emerge certified and ready to build whole new worlds.

Or ToT’s will equip you to go out and train others to Ecobrick.  Ideal for cities, municipalities and school boards that want to get to the root of their plastic problem.  Our last city went from 20 ecobrickers to 20,000 in three months.

We are excited to announce that Let’s Do it Philippines, in partnership with the GEA, will be leading two Ecobrick Trainer of Trainer workshops in Manila and Cebu, Philippines.  Two of our senior GEA trainers will be traveling to the Philippines to share and exchange Ecobrick insights with the Filipino movement this October.

 

Global Ecobrick Alliance Training of Trainer Workshops are three day immersive events where ecobrickers and eco-leaders come together to learn the fundamental principles, philosophy and science behind plastic and ecobricks.  ToTs are lead by veteran ecobrickers and community mobilizers who can share their insights on Ecobrick best practices.  Attendees are united, mobilized and empowered to lead then their own Ecobrick Starter workshops.  Participants received a GEA certificate and are then fully equipped to disseminate ecobricks through their network and take workshop requests that are generated through Ecobricks.org inquiries.  Learn more about Ecobrick trainings and our pedagogy.

 

Manila Ecobrick Training of Trainers

Organizer: Let’s do it Philippines
Partners:
GEA, Seed4com, Catholic Stewards of Creation Inc, Archdiocese of Manila Ministry on Ecology, The Plastic Solution
Dates:
October 20-22
Location:
Asilo de San Vicente de Paul Campus
Cost:
Individuals ph3000 / Orgs and LGUs ph3500 (includes meals (except dinner) and two nights stay. Live out participants Ph2000ph (includes meal and snack)
Space: 30-40 participants
Requirements:  Participants must have experience ecobricking and/or in the plastic transformation movement

Required:  Please save up your plastic for the next weeks, and bring with you 500ml bottle.  Please also bring a sample of an ecobrick from you community and any photos of your outputs– we’ll have a show and tell session.

Bohol ToT

Organizer: Let’s do it Philippines
Partners: GEA, Seed4Com
Dates:
October 24-26,
Location:
LInaw Beach Resort, Danao, Panglao, Bohol
Cost:
for live out participants ph2000, ph3000 (for LGU and Corporate or organizations) – Accomodations are available seperately at the resort.
Space: 30-40 participants
Requirements:  Participants must have experience ecobricking and/or in the plastic transformation movement

Required:  Please save up your plastic for the next weeks, and bring with you a 500ml bottle. Please also bring a sample of an ecobrick from you community and any photos of your outputs– we’ll have a show & tell session.

These three day workshops are made possible by Let’s Do it Philippines, and various local partners. Participants learn hands on from Ani Himawati, one of the founders of the Ecobrick movement in Indonesia, and Shanti Ramadhani, a senior ecobrick trainer and master of social spread.  The ToT will go in depth on how to ecobrick, how to build modules with ecobricks, how to share ecobricking to maximize social impact and viral spread.   Learn the tried and tested best practices and techniques for making ecobricks, building with ecobricks and sharing ecobricks to ensure that ecobricking settles in your community as a long-term habit that spreads on its own.  For a full break down of the workshop, participant requirements and schedule see our ToT White Paper.

 

We will also be introducing our powerful new Ecobrick App at the ToTs.  Developed over three years of extensive R&D and field testing, our application has the potential to dramatically ignite the ecobricking social movement in your community. Read more about this project here.

 

 

Global Ecobrick Alliance Philippines ToT Priority

The Global Ecobrick Alliance finds in its roots in the Philippines, when Russell Maier and Irene Bakisan published the first version of the Vision Ecobrick Guide.  Since then, Ecobricks have spread throughout the country, and various organizations and movements have run with it.  In parallel, the Global Ecobrick Alliance has been developing a system of training of trainers in Indonesia.  It is our obseration that Ecobricking spreads fastest and best establishes itself as a long term habit, when certain practices and methodologies are maintained.  Our network of Indonesian GEA trainers has been fundamental to the deep penetration of ecobricking in Indonesian municipalities.  Given the overwhelming interest from the Philippines we receive on Ecobricks.org for trainings we are proud to partner with Let’s Do it Philippines to send two of our senior Ecobrick trainers to establish a similar network of trainers in the Philippines.

Let’s Do it Philippines is covering the local costs of our trainers and of the workshop through a modest workshop fee.

GEA is currently fundraising to cover the expenses of our trainers to fly from Indonesia to the Philippines and return.  Shanti Funds Request Letter


ToT Organizer

Let’s do it Ph Movement promotes clean, healthy, Climate Resilient and zerowaste Communities and is convened by Sustainable Energy and Enterprise Development for Communities.  Let’s Do it Philippines organizes massive cleanups on national and community level.


Ani Himawati
GEA Core Team and Principal Trainer

Ani is an Indonesian anthropologist who has empowered communities around Indonesia at the grass roots level, with NGOs, and international aid agencies like UN and the World Bank.  She is one of the founders of the Ecobricks movement in Indonesia. Ani has led numerous Ecobrick workshops and ToTs that have then gone on to mobilize communities and local governments to adobt ecobricks as a long term plastic solution. She sees the ecobrick as a friendly language, a vehicle, a medium as well as a strategic solution to meet and move together with people from any background.


Shanti Ramadhani
Ecobrick Trainer and GEA Alumini

Shanti , who has been working with recycling and green education for years, first heard about Ecobricks on Facebook.  Overjoyed, she downloaded everything she could from Ecobricks.org and began to ecobrick every bit of plastic she could.  In January 2017 she bought a train ticket to Jogja, and carted with her three dozen ecobricks to the GEA Ecobrick Convergence in Jogja, in January 2017.  Since then, she has led dozens and dozens of workshops in schools, communities and Pondok Pesantren (Islamic Boarding Schools), with local governments, and all kinds of village and city events, on the road and in town squares.  As she teaches, she prepares her students and volunteers to do trainings themselves.   A teacher at SMA Negeri 2 senior high school in Jombang, Indonesia, Shanti’s students now regularly do presentations and lead workshops themselves.



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