Transform Waste Into a Community Space!

by GreaterGood.org Vetted since 2014

Summary

Help the Tohono O'odham Nation in Southern Arizona build a Peace on Earthbench! By sponsoring a bottle brick - a plastic bottle stuffed with trash - we can clean up 150 bottles and 75 pounds of trash from this sacred land, and create a community bench that will last for decades!

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Challenge

Americans throw away 35 billion plastic water bottles every year, enough to circle the earth four times. The Tohono O'odham Tribe in Southern Arizona has a serious plastic trash problem. This is a result of the tribe residing directly on the Mexican border which is heavily trafficked by immigration, and water bottles are discarded in abundance. There aren't many village dumpsters, and trash is blown by wind in all directions.

Solution

The residents of the Tohono O'odham Nation are embarking on a unique project to turn their trash into a beautiful earthbench. We will stuff 150 plastic bottles with approximately 75 lbs of trash that would otherwise end up in landfills and oceans.

Long-Term Impact

The resulting communal gathering area Peace on Earthbench will foster community interaction and collaboration, becoming a place where these children can share music, stories, and life. With the Peace on Earthbench Movement, we hope to build 1000 earthbenches for peace

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

https:/​/​www.greatergood.org
1,000 Bottle Brick Benches for Peace Video
Peace on Earthbench Movement
Native American Advancement Foundation

Organization Information

GreaterGood.org

Location: Seattle, WA - USA
Website: https:/​/​www.greatergood.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @GreaterGoodorg
Project Leader:
Claire Kaufman
Seattle, WA United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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