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It is important that each of us take action in our daily lives. Donate your unwanted clothes, shoes and other items in GAIA's donation box.

It's important how you handle your kitchen waste, and other waste from your household. How you insulate your house or apartment and use less energy to warm it up. How you can be part of having renewable energy supply. Below on the front page you can find more ideas for what to do.

 

There are important websites and organizations where you can get more information and join climate actions such as:

GAIA Movement Trust -                     www.gaia-movement.org    join climate actions, download 40 green actions

Caribbean Climate Activists -           www.richmondvale.org         become a climate activist in the Caribbean

350.org -                                               www.350.org                           join a network of climate actions

EPA -                                                      www.epa.gov                          get reliable information about the environment

Sierra Club -                                         www.sierraclub.org                join nature protection

 

 

The Gaia Approach

While the volunteers at The Gaia Movement USA value helping the people of these countries, they know that this help must come in a structured way. When volunteers simply come in, build a piece of equipment, and depart, the chances of this equipment getting maintained in the long run are slim. Instead, Gaia has learned that several steps must happen to make sure that the work in other countries is worthwhile and has long-term success. These steps include:

  • Consulting with community leaders: The team at Gaia makes sure that the technology that is installed is in line with what community’s values. They also ensure that this particular piece of equipment will actually serve all of the community’s desires and needs.
  • Installation of simple yet effective equipment: New technology is only effective if community members have the means to care for the system once volunteers have left. With this principle in mind, Gaia builds pieces that will benefit a community but are simple enough to allow for maintenance by community members using resources available in that village.
  • Offering instruction to citizens: Gaia wants citizens of developing nations to have the ability to continue improving their own lives after the charity has departed. To make sure that this is possible, the group gives careful instruction to residents about caring for the new pieces of equipment that are installed in their villages and cities. This helps the individuals know how to maintain the equipment and keep it in good condition even after the volunteers are gone.
  • Providing instructional materials: The Gaia entrepreneurs also leave the communities with instruction manuals written in that location’s native language. These manuals detail how to perform maintenance on the new technology, further guaranteeing that repairs on the new systems will not become a problem.
- See more at: http://thegaiamovementusa.net/#sthash.GOgAIzJD.dpuf

The Gaia Approach

While the volunteers at The Gaia Movement USA value helping the people of these countries, they know that this help must come in a structured way. When volunteers simply come in, build a piece of equipment, and depart, the chances of this equipment getting maintained in the long run are slim. Instead, Gaia has learned that several steps must happen to make sure that the work in other countries is worthwhile and has long-term success. These steps include:

  • Consulting with community leaders: The team at Gaia makes sure that the technology that is installed is in line with what community’s values. They also ensure that this particular piece of equipment will actually serve all of the community’s desires and needs.
  • Installation of simple yet effective equipment: New technology is only effective if community members have the means to care for the system once volunteers have left. With this principle in mind, Gaia builds pieces that will benefit a community but are simple enough to allow for maintenance by community members using resources available in that village.
  • Offering instruction to citizens: Gaia wants citizens of developing nations to have the ability to continue improving their own lives after the charity has departed. To make sure that this is possible, the group gives careful instruction to residents about caring for the new pieces of equipment that are installed in their villages and cities. This helps the individuals know how to maintain the equipment and keep it in good condition even after the volunteers are gone.
  • Providing instructional materials: The Gaia entrepreneurs also leave the communities with instruction manuals written in that location’s native language. These manuals detail how to perform maintenance on the new technology, further guaranteeing that repairs on the new systems will not become a problem.
- See more at: http://thegaiamovementusa.net/#sthash.GOgAIzJD.dpuf

The Gaia Approach

While the volunteers at The Gaia Movement USA value helping the people of these countries, they know that this help must come in a structured way. When volunteers simply come in, build a piece of equipment, and depart, the chances of this equipment getting maintained in the long run are slim. Instead, Gaia has learned that several steps must happen to make sure that the work in other countries is worthwhile and has long-term success. These steps include:

  • Consulting with community leaders: The team at Gaia makes sure that the technology that is installed is in line with what community’s values. They also ensure that this particular piece of equipment will actually serve all of the community’s desires and needs.
  • Installation of simple yet effective equipment: New technology is only effective if community members have the means to care for the system once volunteers have left. With this principle in mind, Gaia builds pieces that will benefit a community but are simple enough to allow for maintenance by community members using resources available in that village.
  • Offering instruction to citizens: Gaia wants citizens of developing nations to have the ability to continue improving their own lives after the charity has departed. To make sure that this is possible, the group gives careful instruction to residents about caring for the new pieces of equipment that are installed in their villages and cities. This helps the individuals know how to maintain the equipment and keep it in good condition even after the volunteers are gone.
  • Providing instructional materials: The Gaia entrepreneurs also leave the communities with instruction manuals written in that location’s native language. These manuals detail how to perform maintenance on the new technology, further guaranteeing that repairs on the new systems will not become a problem.
- See more at: http://thegaiamovementusa.net/#sthash.GOgAIzJD.dpuf

The Gaia Approach

While the volunteers at The Gaia Movement USA value helping the people of these countries, they know that this help must come in a structured way. When volunteers simply come in, build a piece of equipment, and depart, the chances of this equipment getting maintained in the long run are slim. Instead, Gaia has learned that several steps must happen to make sure that the work in other countries is worthwhile and has long-term success. These steps include:

  • Consulting with community leaders: The team at Gaia makes sure that the technology that is installed is in line with what community’s values. They also ensure that this particular piece of equipment will actually serve all of the community’s desires and needs.
  • Installation of simple yet effective equipment: New technology is only effective if community members have the means to care for the system once volunteers have left. With this principle in mind, Gaia builds pieces that will benefit a community but are simple enough to allow for maintenance by community members using resources available in that village.
  • Offering instruction to citizens: Gaia wants citizens of developing nations to have the ability to continue improving their own lives after the charity has departed. To make sure that this is possible, the group gives careful instruction to residents about caring for the new pieces of equipment that are installed in their villages and cities. This helps the individuals know how to maintain the equipment and keep it in good condition even after the volunteers are gone.
  • Providing instructional materials: The Gaia entrepreneurs also leave the communities with instruction manuals written in that location’s native language. These manuals detail how to perform maintenance on the new technology, further guaranteeing that repairs on the new systems will not become a problem.
- See more at: http://thegaiamovementusa.net/#sthash.GOgAIzJD.dpuf

General Information

 The Gaia Movement USA, is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. We started in 1999 in Illinois and we are currently also active in Indiana, Kentucky, and Oregon.
Our mission is to create awareness about the plight of the environment, to educate the public about caring for our planet, humanity and the environment, to run recycling operations and to support environmental projects and programs locally and globally.