We’re a collective of ecobrick leaders from around the world united in the vision of seeing an end to “trash.” All of us pack ecobricks in our homes. We’re passionate about seeing ecobricks spread. Many of us have worked hard to build this site and the resources you find here. Our vision is of a world where we have transitioned from waste, trash, and pollution to live in harmony with the cycles of life. Our mission is to assist the spread of Ecobricking locally and globally to keep our plastic and C02 out of the biosphere. To do so we’ve come together as an alliance of ecobrickers. Ecobricks.org is the home of the Global Ecobrick Alliance (GEA). Our work is dedicated to our Children, our Children’s Children… and the children of all species, for all time.
A People Powered Movement
Ecobricks.org and the GEA are not NGOs. We’re not affiliated with any corporations, government or institutions. We’re a 100% people-powered movement. Every element of the movement, from this site’s software, to our server, to our guide books, to our movies, are the contributions of the alliance! We have no employees, offices, or equipment. Our minimal server costs are covered by our base of πPatrons, 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 far faster and smoother than capital based institutions can even imagine Through this site, our awesome resources, and our training seminars, we disseminate ecobricks locally and globally.
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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The Junk Food Connection
Is there a connection between the pollution of the planet and of our bodies? We explore this question and more in our VEB resources.