We envision a Transition from Plastic in our homes, communities and companies to an ever Greener Harmony with Earth’s Cycles.
To raise Ecological Consciousness through the spread of Ecobricking and the transformation of global plastic into local solutions.
We’re a collective of community leaders from around the world united in a vision of planetary transition: a shift from plastic to ever greener harmony with Earth’s cycles. We share the belief that ‘the problem is always the solution’ and that facing our plastic is fundamental to moving on from plastic and the systems behind it. We make ecobricks in our homes, and share ecobricking in our communities. To support fellow ecobrickers around the world, we’ve come together as the Global Ecobrick Alliance Earth Enterprise. Our mission is to craft and to hold the philosophical and technical infrastructure for the global and local ecobrick movements. As the movement spreads, as the rusted mind forged manacles of consumption and capital crack, our ecobricks are laying the foundation for the beautiful world we all know is possible.
A People Powered Movement
Plastic has come to connect us all. The global ecobrick movement transcends borders, age and traditions. The GEA is an Earth Enterprise. We’re not affiliated, sponsored or owned by any corporations, government, NGOs or institutions. We’re a 100% people-powered enterprise crafting the philosophical and technical infrastructure of the movement. All our resources, from this site’s software, to our server, to our guide books and our movies, are the contributions of the alliance by resonant ecobrickers around the world. We have no employees, offices, or equipment. Our minimal server costs are covered by our base of individual contributors, enabling us to offer all our media free and open source. This incredible base of pure passion enables us to seed grassroots action and viral-word-of-mouth-spread fast and far. Through this site, our awesome resources, and our training seminars, we disseminate ecobricks locally and globally.
An Earth Enterprise is built on the concept of an Earth Corporation and the not for profit (as opposed to a non-profit) concept by of the Post Growth Institute. As an Earth Enterprise, the GEA operates on seven fundamental principles. These principles ensure that our operation and our results are deeply in line with our vision and mission in both the short and long-term as laid out in our GEA EE Intention Map.
Plastic is one of the defining issues of our time which unites us across borders and traditions. Our work is focused on solving plastic pollution through the raising of ecological consciousness and prevention. Our work is dedicated to our Children, our Children’s Children – and the children of all species, for all time.
2. Open Source
All the GEA official resources, our guide book, our illustrations, videos and content, are all available to the world, to be used by anyone and improved by anyone under the Creative Commons License: Attribution (to Ecobricks.org), No Commission, Share-Alike.
3. Mandalic Orchestration
The operation of our enterprise, of our core team embody the principles of mandalic cooperation. The GEA holds the centre space, the core intention, and principles of the unfolding mandala of the global ecobrick movement.
4. Platonic Emancipation
We involve and encourage attraction and passion based partnerships in our enterprise. The enterprise recognizes and encourages gender balanced synergies.
5. Minimum Wage Plus & Defined Maximum Wage
We don’t currently have any employees. However, in the future a wage bracket will be established to maintain a defined ratio from the highest to the lowest paid person in the organization.
6. Transparency & Open Books
All our financials, in particular the process and transactions surrounding BrikCoins will be 100% transparent. A live feed of our full chain of transactions, that is human searchable and readable, is available on GoBrik. www.gobrik.com/#chain We are working on this for our fiat transactions, expenses and revenue.
7. Not for Profit
No individuals or shareholders will profit from the operation of the enterprise. At the end of the year, any profits or unspent funds will be reinvested back into the fulfilment of our mission and vision.
The GEA Alliance finds its roots in the Northern Philippines. In 2012, Russell Maier stumbled on ecobricking in the town of Sabangan, Mt. Province as a way to transform his home plastic. With the help of Irene Bakisan and Pi VIllaraza they began to refine the ecobricking methodology and pedagogy. Together they developed the Vision Ecobrick Guide as a way to disseminate Ecobricks throughout the school system. The open source guide book was instrumental in assisting the spread of ecobricks to thousands of schools. The guide books, once online, became a rallying point for the global ecobrick community. Allying with Ecobrick leaders across the continents, the importance of coordinating local movements globally was recognized. The Global Ecobrick Alliance was thus formed in 2014 to share and develop best practices, new innovations, and the philosophical underpinnings of the movement. To keep up with both the Filipino and global spread of Ecobricks we continue to develop Ecobricks.org as the go to location for the Vision Ecobrick resources.
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