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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.
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.
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.