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The team at Unschool are a global experimental knowledge lab for creative rebels and change agents who want to activate their agency and help redesign the world so it works better for all of us.
They work with designers, artists, innovators, social entrepreneurs and world-changing-types to curate unique, cerebrally activating programming that re-orients the way we participate in the world around us, develops a divergent 3 dimensional perspective of the world.
Enactus is the world’s largest experiential learning platform dedicated to creating a better world while developing the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders and social innovators. The Enactus network of global business, academic and student leaders are unified by our vision—to create a better, more sustainable world.
International Waste Working Group
Informal recycling is a widespread income generating activity practiced particularly in the global South. Here approximately 1% of the population is involved in solid waste collection, separation and recycling. Website: International Waste Working Group (IWWG) and Task Group Informal Recycling (TGIR).
GAIA and their members are global leaders in advancing visionary, win-win solutions to waste and pollution that protect the environment and human wellbeing and build strong, participatory local economies. http://www.no-burn.org/
Global Alliance of Waste Pickers
The Global Alliance of Waste Pickers is a networking process supported by WIEGO, among thousands of waste picker organizations with groups in more than 28 countries covering mainly Latin America, Asia and Africa. http://globalrec.org/
Red Latinoamericana de Recicladores: The Latin American and Caribbean Network of Recyclers, Red LACRE, is a representative and integrative organization of the national movements of waste pickers of the continent, made up of delegates from 17 countries. http://www.redrecicladores.net
Brazilian waste pickers network
Brazilian Waste Pickers Network (Movimento Nacional dos Catadores de Materiais Recicláveis): The National Movement of Collectors of Recyclable Materials (MNCR) is a social movement that for 16 years has been organizing collectors and collectors of recyclable materials throughout Brazil. http://www.mncr.org.br
February 7th – 13th 2018 World Urban Forum. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The world urban forum brings together policy makers, NGOs, local government leaders, and expert practitioners to discuss sustainable urban development and human settlements. WIEGO will attend this forum and participate in several events, seminars, and talks pertaining to the informal sector.
March 29th-30th, 2018 - ICSW 2018: 20th International Conference on Solid Waste. Sidney, Australia.
A conference designed to bring together academics to discuss research results on all areas of SWM.
May 30th- June 1st, 2018 – Rethink: A world without waste. Whistler, BC.
Hosted by the Recycling Council of British Colombia, this conference examines innovative ideas, case-studies, and examples of waste reduction, management, and policy.
June 26th-28th, 2018 - Intercontinental Landfill Research Symposium. Sweden.
This conference addresses a broad range of issues and perspectives associated with landfills.
July 9th-13th, 2018 - 41st WEDC International Conference. Nakuru, Kenya.
This conference discusses sustainable and resilient WASH services. All papers and presentations pertaining to WASH infrastructure and service provision in low to middle income countries are welcome.
October 19th-21st, 2018 - Bioneers Conference. California.
Bioneers is an innovative nonprofit educational organization that highlights breakthrough solutions for restoring people and planet.
October 22nd-24th, 2018 – International Solid Waste Association World Congress. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Thematic areas of this conference include sustainable SWM in developing countries, collection, transportation, and recycling, governance and communication, and climate change and landfill issues.