Waste Diversion

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Telling Tales with Trash: An Island Wide School Creation Competition

To engage the youth in the waste crisis, we decided to launch The Second Life Project: Telling Tales with Trash. This project calls attention to the island’s waste crisis by engaging K-12 students island-wide in an upcycled art competition, where students transform trash into an artistic piece that tells a relevant local story. In 2022, we had 400 students upcycle over 1,000 pounds of trash into artistic sculptures.

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Zero Down Gil Gaza Project

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Numa'lo Refillery

Numa'lo Refillery is Guåhan's first zero waste ecostore and refillery. We first connected with founder Mina Flores-Cantrell in 2020, when we connected her with CJA's Just Transition Financial Training- leading her to receive a non-extractive loan. We also helped to lease Numa'lo with a mobile van, which is used for pop-ups and deliveries. Currently, we share our office space with Numa'lo, where they retail products.

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From Our Nånas, For Our Nenis: Season 2- Diving into the Waste Stream

In 2021, MCCA piloted a second season of “From Our Nånas, For Our Nenis”. This season, entitled Diving into The Waste Stream is a 5 part series that investigates our region's waste systems. This educational web series takes us step by step through the waste stream and highlights companies and organizations working towards a zero waste future.

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Precious Plastics Pilot Program

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G3 Innovation and Maker Space