Participating organisations 2021

Africa

Benin

Bénin Sante et Survie du Consommateur (BSSC)

BSSC’s project is designed to contribute to the preservation of species and improved fish production. It aims to identify the threats of pollution in aquatic ecosystems, and the materials, practices, and methods of fishing destructive of aquatic fauna. Improved fish farming techniques will be shared between different professionals. A network will be set up of inland fishing and aquaculture professionals for the fight against the destruction of fauna and pollution of aquatic ecosystems. The project will contribute to food security and better guarantee the health of consumers.

Burundi

Association Burundaise des Consommateurs (ABUCO)

Many household medicines are not disposed of properly in Burundi and are often found in rivers. ABUCO encourages consumers and communities to be more responsible in the management of the remains of household medicines. An education effort will be made by community members who will lead actions and share experiences and testimonies. Leftover medicines will also be disposed of properly through a collection initiative that will gather leftover medicines from households and along rivers. The experience will be replicated in other cities.

Cape Verde

Associação para Defesa do Consumidor (ADECO)

ADECO’s “Sustainable School Garden” project aims to promote the production and sharing of natural foods in a school community and educate consumers and the wider Cape Verdean society about environmental sustainability and healthy eating. A school garden will be created in which the school community will be responsible for producing food for school meals and using food waste for organic fertilizer.

Ethiopia

Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD)

ISD are working on agroforestry and organic agriculture to promote sustainable development. In Green Action Week, they are organizing communities and other stakeholders to promote the idea of sharing community with the perspective of environmental sustainability.

Kenya

Kenya Consumer Organisation (KCO)

Kenyan consumers face challenges of product safety. KCO educates consumers on how to mitigate safety challenges by promoting the consumer protection policy and general safety techniques to be used by consumers. Their education efforts will be reflected by the number of consumer awareness meetings to capacitate men, women and youths on commodities and low-quality services.

PELUM Kenya

PELUM Kenya focuses on the sharing of indigenous seeds, foods and skills on making environmentally friendly manures that does well with the production of these highly nutritional foods and vegetables. They work with a Member organization that mobilizes community groups in Githunguri Subcounty to promote environmentally sound farming methods namely agroecological practices.

Mali

Regroupement pour la Défense des Consommateurs du Mali (REDECOMA)

In an effort to reduce plastic waste and move towards a circular economy in Mali, REDECOMA will focus their education efforts on supporting and training plastic waste collectors from six municipalities; they will assist in setting up collection and sorting centres, as well as in the sale of recyclable waste, in order to improve their livelihoods.

Rwanda

Rwanda Consumers Rights Protection Organization (ADECOR)

“The Community Awareness for Collective Fodder Production and Storage Among Farmers in Rwanda” project will address the problem of fodder production and storage by building fodder banks to relieve the livestock during drought periods. The project aims at increasing the skills and knowledge of farmers in fodder production and storage to improve livestock feed availability, raise awareness on the importance of collective fodder production and storage, enhance community-sharing culture, and contribute to eco-environmental sustainability.

Senegal

Association pour la Défense de l’Environnement et des Consommateurs (ADEC)

ADEC will hold workshops to strengthen consumer awareness and guide consumer choices towards pesticide-free products from off-ground agriculture (micro-gardening). It will strengthen the adoption of good hygiene practices and the preservation of the living environment, teach micro-gardening techniques, and create community nurseries to provide households with plants. Fruit trees and seedlings will also be planted in local communities.

Sudan

Sudanese Consumers Protection Society (SCPS)

Sudanese consumers face obstacles for access to digital finance. The SCPS project will engage consumers, retailers and service providers to promote and encourage the uptake of digital finance. It is expected that there will be more secured and reliable financial transactions, an increase in consumer trust and awareness of digital transactions, and a greater community appreciation of paperless transactions.

Tanzania

Envirocare

Envirocare are working in the Tanga, Morogoro and Kilimanjaro regions, where youths and elders will learn and share skills on the indigenous and local knowledge in seed and biodiversity conservation. Most of the communities in these regions are farmers thus need knowledge on best practises of agriculture which do not harm the environment and produce more food with no chemicals.

Togo

Association Togolaise des Consommateurs (ATC)

Agricultural methods in Kpalime often use harmful chemicals. ATC will bring together students from the National Institute of Agricultural Training (INFA), agricultural professionals, and the population of Kpalime to take a critical look at such agricultural methods and educate them on the advantages of organic farming on the environment and human health. The programme is a plea to the INFA to place more importance on the teaching of organic farming in its curriculum. A database of organic farming practitioners will also be established to keep in contact and continue to sensitize them as needed beyond the project.

Uganda

PELUM Uganda

PELUM Uganda are boosting farmer-to-farmer knowledge and sharing as a way to create consumer awareness and sustainable utilization of neglected underutilized indigenous/traditional and wild food plant species.

Zimbabwe

Consumer Council of Zimbabwe (CCZ)

To tackle plastic waste in Zimbabwe, “The Plastic Initiative” project will include Consumer Action Clubs in Chinhoyi (Mashonaland East Province) to share experiences and educate consumers on the safe use of reusable and biodegradable plastic bags.

Asia

India

Abhivyakti Society

Abhivyakti society is spreading awareness and sharing ideas of 3R (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) with the community of Dehradun, Uttarakhand. They are collecting solid waste from houses, segregating it and converting it into useful/decorative items and eco bricks. They are also organizing a competition on “Best out of Waste” among schools and the community.

Anmol Foundation

Anmol Foundation aims to encourage Sustainable Consumption to make people aware and motivated. To change the lifestyle of consumerism for the good of the community.Under the campaign, four Capacity Building camps about domestic waste, Kitchen Waste Management, Community Book Bank, Paper waste management, No Plastic Use, E-Waste Management is conducted and they are advocating at the governance level for effective implementation of SDG 12.

Centre for Development & Empowerment of Women (CDEW) Society

CDEW Society is conducting community level awareness programmes, stakeholder meetings, signature campaigns, rallies etc. to promote 4R’S – Refuse, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle for sustainable production, consumption and waste management in the 4-5 villages of Kushalanagar Taluk. They are also forming youth catalyst and Eco Clubs in schools that will be ambassadors to moving forward.

Consumer Education and Research Centre (CERC)

In an effort to reduce waste, a sharing platform will be established between resident communities and the nearby daily wage labour community to promote sustainable consumption and product lifetime extension. Pre-loved items and kitchen waste will be shared to convert waste to wealth. For example, sharing manure, compost and seeds will encourage the growth of kitchen gardens.

Consumer Guild

Consumer Guild are promoting sustainable and responsible consumption and to build a sharing community to prevent the plastic waste in Lucknow, UP. Single use plastic constitute approximately half of global plastic waste generation. Their use in consumer goods and packaging has been the focus of recent waste prevention, as the nationwide ban on single use plastic.

Consumers’ Legal Protection Forum (CLPF)

CLPF will conduct various programs like public meetings, bicycle rally, organize demonstration model, awareness program among the community members to sensitize and create awareness among them on incorporating sharing culture in consumption pattern. The main focus of the activities is to create awareness among the community to not use single use plastic.

CUTS

CUTS are focusing on addressing the single use plastic issue. Four identified communities of Jaipur city are targeted to create awareness on ‘Sharing Community’ through different activities. Besides Jaipur, the GAW will be observed in 12 targeted districts of Rajasthan.

Lembaga Konsumen Yogyakarta (Yogyakarta Consumers Institute (YCI)

YCI are organizing their community to jointly practice making eco-prints with groups who are experienced with eco-printing. Together they will produce eco-print fabrics and make sales in their tourist areas by establishing a marketplace platform. Profits from the sale of eco-print fabrics will be managed by the community.

Paryavaran Mitra

The project aims to use the latest issued guidelines regarding single-use plastic by the government of India as an opportunity to promote values of responsible and sustainable consumption among various local actors and stakeholders across the community by raising awareness about plastic handling & management, potential hazards of plastic, and viable alternatives to plastic.

Peace Forum

Peace Forum are raising awareness on the dangers of plastics to our environment by offering local community engagement in meetings and workshops. They are organizing community clean-ups, distributing educative materials, lobbying with local governments, and speaking at public events and in schools.

PLAN Foundation

PLAN Foundation works with communities in Shimla city on waste segregation and composting of organic waste to develop kitchen gardens.

RASTA

RASTA are working to build awareness on plastic waste and principles of sharing community.

Rural Action for Social Service (RUAFSS)

RUAFSS are working to create awareness on environmental protection through sharing ideals of communities.

Utkal Youth Association for Social Development (UYASD)

UYASD are hosting four rallies in colleges and market areas to create awareness on the impacts of polythene and plastics. They are also conducting a meeting at P.S College, Balakati about the harmful effects of plastics and polythene and are carrying out a signature campaign at colleges, schools & public places.

Vaishvik Vikas Sanstha (VVS)

VVS are promoting the sharing of old books to students. With the help of students, they are also rebinding notebooks in Yavatmal, Maharashtra.

Voluntary Organisation in Interest of Consumer Education (VOICE)

Young consumers and women will lead action-oriented workshops to disseminate information on plastic usage and sustainable products. The workshops will be used to sensitize and train communities on existing single-use plastic laws, what sustainable products are, what green labelling is and what products fall under it. Practical examples and demonstrations will also be given to show how the products can be used in everyday life.

Women Consumer Protection Association

The Women Consumer Protection Association are creating awareness about environmental issues to school and college students and promote volunteer work. Together with schools, they are also teaching students to recycle plastics and produce saplings.

Lebanon

Consumers Lebanon (CL)

“Let’s Talk Compost!” aims to raise community awareness on the circular economy and how that can be achieved through composting. CL will advocate and spread knowledge about composting and its benefits at the household level, to reduce food waste. Different tools will be used, such as conducting podcasts, creating flyers and brochures, and disseminating information through different media platforms, within municipalities and schools.

Malaysia

Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP)

CAP are collaborating with schools and the local authority to inculcate sharing and collaborative communities among school communities. The overall impact of the project and event is to ensure sustainable consumption and a circular economy is advanced to subsequently reduce pressure on the environment from extraction of natural resources, besides focusing on water and energy conservation. Waste prevention, reduction, repurposing materials and sustainable consumption will be emphasised.

Nepal

Social Economic Welfare Action for Women and Children (SEWA)

SEWA Nepal’s project aims to create a common interactional platform for former Green Action Week participants, including local artisan, women and youth-led social enterprises. The platform will facilitate the sharing of experiences and takeaways from previous sessions, the showcasing of local products, one-to-one knowledge sharing on B2B, B2C, and B2G opportunities that will lead to the co-creation and development of partnerships for a sustainable and circular economy.

Oman

Oman association for consumer protection (OAFCP)

Thinking about the theory of change, OAFCP is targeting the new Lebanese generation to “Share to Reduce” waste. This project will raise awareness among younger consumers and coordinate with woman associations and universities to sort from source, and to reduce and reuse their trash. A particular emphasis will be placed on the reuse of plastic trash during shopping.

Pakistan

The Network for Consumer Protection in Pakistan

Consumers from the Rawalpindi city will be taught how to develop their own community kitchens and gardens to bring in long-term behaviour change for sustainable consumption. The project will help promote sustainable and healthy food supplies, contributing to the vision of sharing communities for a self-reliant community which is socio-economically and environmentally conscious and sustainable.

Philippines

Ecowaste

The EcoWaste Coalition are bringing indigenous farming traditions to the city to enable urban agriculture initiatives to become sustainable. They are working with partner-organizations in Metro Manila that have successfully introduced composting with urban agriculture to address sustainable consumption and sharing communities, and particularly working with the most vulnerable population in the country.

Masipag

MASIPAG supports farmers’ initiatives for sustainable production for food security and consumption. To establish continuity of projects and create impact within the communities involved in GAW 2021, MASIPAG is again partnering with People’s Organizations (POs) and member Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) for this year’s GAW 2022. With the previous GAW projects further catapulting approaches in intensifying farmers’ crop-livestock integration gearing toward sustainable and resilient communities, this year’s GAW will focus on scaling up their crop-livestock integration.

Yemen

Yemen Association for Consumer Protection (YACP)

The disposal of hazardous medical waste must be understood by the community to have a lasting impact. YACP seek to enhance environmental awareness of social responsibility towards protecting the environment by informing the community of how to dispose of medical waste in a safe, environmentally friendly manner. Initiatives within the project include creating brochures, giving awareness lectures to the College of Pharmacy students, and holding panel discussions with local authorities concerned with the disposal of medical waste. A field meetings programme will also be created, in which random samples of drugstore and pharmacy workers will be targeted at random to know the extent of community commitment to appropriate methods of medical wate disposal.

Oceania

Fiji

Consumer Council of Fiji (CCF)

“Ridge to Reef” aims to maintain and enhance Fiji’s ecosystem, goods and services through an integrated approach to land, water, forest, biodiversity and coastal resource management that contributes to poverty reduction, sustainable livelihoods and climate resilience. “Reefs” will be identified, and a campaign will be mounted to advocate on its impact in order to change people’s mindset and promote sustainable practices.

North America

Mexico

Colectivo Ecologista Jalisco (CEJ)

“Become Independent of Plastic” focuses on generating a series of conversations and actions on plastics and climate change. It will convene GAW 2020, GAW 2021, and WCD 2021 #AbatePlastic participants to deepen their technical-social knowledge, identify the advances already made and understand how to sustain and expand them. The project also seeks to promote leverage points to strengthen the autonomous management of consumers, and to join international networks such as GAIA and BFFP.

Europe

Serbia

Movement For Consumer Protection (MCP)

MCP will focus on increasing safe and sustainable nutrition in the community. The project will establish cooperation with relevant stakeholders and focus on food safety, environmental protection, sustainable consumption and production, and the right to hear consumer voices in such conversations. The campaign will promote institutional networking of communities. E-newsletters, websites and media will be used to raise consumer awareness and a roundtable on cooperation will be held at the end of the week.

Sweden

SSNC, Swedish Society for Nature Conservation

SSNC Green Action Week is about inspiring and encouraging others to buy organic foods.

United Kingdom

Consumers International

Consumers International are hosting the Green Action Fund and are encouraging their members and employees to spur sharing and collaboration.

Latin America

Argentina

Consumidores Argentinos

Consumidores Argentinos are working towards building a circular economy in their community. Their project proposes to train families on compost production with organic waste, and to exchange that with associations that promote ecological agriculture without pesticides for organic food produced by the associations. In this way, recycling is encouraged in families, it promotes and collaborates with associations that produce organic food, and the consumption of organically grown vegetables is encouraged, all while social economy ventures are developed.

Brazil

Associação de Jovens Produtores Indígenas Tingui Botó

Associação de Jovens Produtores Indígenas de Tingui Botó will hold the first ethnodevelopment fair of the Tingui Botó named “Knowledge and Flavors of the People of Tingui Botó”. The action will have space for exhibition and products commercialization of indigenous people who work in agriculture, extractivism, fishing and handicrafts. They aim to bring consumers from the Feira Grande, AL region and guests who will have all the productive capacity of our people in a space at Indiginous Territory of Tingui Botó, making available for trade, exchange and exhibition products such as tubers, oilseeds, corn, honey and manioc derivatives. Also, they intend to expose the artisanal production capacity of their youth.

Centro Ecologico

Centro Ecológico are together with farmers and urban dwellers working on concepts that are important to face the climate emergency that we are experiencing. PANC (Unconventional Food Plants) are an important strategy that is in the hands of rural and urban families. Schools, which increasingly have reduced budgets, can also use these nutritious and rustic plants. Composting also faces the problem of waste recycling head-on and is a technology already appropriated by children and young people.

Escola da Família Agrícola de Jaboticaba (EFAJ)

EFAJ intends to implement the Integrated System of Income Generation and Sustainable Consumption in the Caatinga, structured around the following actions: Installation of a nursery for the production of native seedlings; Construction of a compost in order to make use of organic matter; Reforest 1 hectare; Install a meliponary. For the implementation of the system, thematic workshops will be held that address the technical and environmental aspects in focus. These actions are connected with the existing subsystems on the EFAJ property, which favors sustainable consumption.

IDEC

IDEC strengthens civil society initiatives and movements through financial support and communication, publicising their work and promoting greater reach of initiatives to raise awareness of how sustainable consumption is a fundamental right and reinforce the sense of community. Their goal is to spotlight existing initiatives and good experiences.

Instituto Geração Oceano X (GOX)

Involved in the central pillar of solid waste recycling, waste pickers are an important front in the awareness campaign for decision makers and society. In a meeting at the Legislative Assembly of Espírito Santo, the collectors will have a voice, while encouraging the fight against garbage at sea, the creation of a law for the circular economy of plastic and will capture speeches for the campaign to be disseminated to society, encouraging rethinking, not generate, and, if generated, dispose of solid waste properly. Sustainable consumption and the circular economy are connected to recycling and generation of employment and income, and need behavior change, which can be driven by Oceanic Culture.

Instituto Novo Sertão

The Instituto Novo Sertão mobilizes communities in the northeastern semi-arid region in favor of water reuse through greywater reuse systems and encouraging the production and sale of food through irrigation with reused water. Its proposal aims to make the local population aware of the importance of saving and reusing water, disseminating the methodology of greywater reuse systems, which are easy to install and low maintenance within the context of the semiarid region and how this water can become an important asset for the production of agroecological food contributing to good food and income generation through its commercialization in agroecological fairs in the region.

Universidade do Amor

Universidade do Amor will organize the donation of 40 solar energy kits to the Yanomami community in São Gabriel da Cachoeira (AM), which does not have electricity. The main objective of bringing light is a way of empowering communities and the initiative is based on a proposal to generate clean and affordable energy.

Colombia

Educar Consumidores

Local cooks from Mesa Larga will participate in an education effort in which their knowledge on balanced nutrition, natural ingredients and chemical-free food will be disseminated throughout the community. The project will promote the exclusive use of natural ingredients, excluding foods that use chemical or industrial additives, and will invite the consumption of products that are grown in the vicinity of the municipality. The information about traditional cooking methods will be shared among the citizens to invite them to enjoy healthy and local food.

Costa Rica

Ambio Sociedad Civil (Ambio)

Ambio seek to bring together multiple local areas to share experiences of composting for the direct benefits in combating climate change. The project will promote the use of renewable energy by sharing experiences that motivate consumers in their commitment to achieve goal 12 of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Ecuador

Tribuna Ecuatoriana de Consumidores y Usuarios (Tribuna)

Consumers in Ecuador will be strengthening their awareness on the importance of environmental sustainability by improving the recycling of non-organic waste in two |Education Centres, the Sembrar Esperanza Foundation, and the Responsible and Collaborative Consumption Network. Photos and videos of the process will be taken and shared on social media platforms to generate an even wider reach.

Peru

Asociación Peruana de Consumidores y Usuarios (ASPEC)

To live more sustainably, ASPEC are creating a mechanism that allows for the continuous exchange of ancestral knowledge and products of agrobiodiversity between consumers and conservationist farmers. A healthy model market will be created to directly connect consumers and ancestral farmers, and a promotional campaign will be used to sensitize consumers to their right to access healthy food and know of the related environmental and cultural impacts.