Using analyses of paint samples from manufacturing and importing companies servicing the Amman marketplace, Land and Human to Advocate Progress (LHAP) was able to create awareness about high levels of lead in paints found in everyday paints. Along with educational materials produced specifically with the results of the analyses, community discussion groups (3 public hearings) were conducted to further communicate the impact of lead in paint. Social media was also used to achieve widespread media and public notice.
Policy and Legislation
Altervida, working with Pesticide Action Network in Latin America (RAPAL) and IPEN, organized and conducted a national seminar, held at the National Congress, which focused on policies towards highly hazardous and obsolete pesticides. Attended by various stakeholders (250 participants representing NGOs, international experts, indigenous groups, workers, and government officials), the seminar created awareness about the need to promote a policy for the progressive phase out of highly hazardous pesticides.
To raise awareness and build capacity concerning E-waste management, CEPHED convened the first ever National Workshop on E-waste Management to be held in Nepal. Government agencies, journalists, international NGOs, and stakeholders from the electronic industry all participated in this one-day event held in Kathmandu. At the workshop, three scientific papers were presented: “CEPHED`s E-Waste Study in Nepal”, “Electronic Waste Study and Management Practices in India and Global Experience”, and “Emerging E-Waste: CFL & Lead Acid Battery and Environment”.
Following two separate pollution incidents by the Cleanway Technology Corporation in 2009, Cavite Green Coalition community organizers staged a series of activities to create awareness in the community and push for a closing down of the plant. This included an initial chemical safety seminar in the community that spurred a letter writing campaign to local government agencies and key officials. Mass mobilizations and picket lines outside the company followed this action and were successful in temporarily closing the plant.
The waste management issue in Senegal: outlining solutions to the waste incineration in Thies.
Guidelines for Stockholm Convention implementation in Belarus.
Global day of action: youth and POPs.
Environmentally sound waste management.
National level training and awareness workshop in Nepal.
POPs and policy in Jordan.