Green Festival Speakers

Ananda Lee Tan

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US ; Canada Coordinator for the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA)
GAIA is an international network of communitybased organizations organizing to replace incinerators and landfills with zero waste alternatives. Ananda is also a member of Rising Tide, an international network of climate change activists, and an organizer with the Mobilization for Climate Justice, a network that is coordinating mass direct action and public events across North America in the lead up to the UN Climate talks in Copenhagen and beyond. Since 1986, Ananda has worked with both grassroots groups and International NGOs on antiwar, sustainable forestry, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy and labor justice campaigns around the world. Today, his focus is on building a popular global movement to assist communities determine their pathways to climate and energy justice.