Transform Waste Into Resource on Sacred Native American Land
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.
A small gift of only $10 can help remove discarded plastics on this sacred land and transform them into an Earthbench built through the Peace On Earthbench Movement in partnership with the Native American Advancement Foundation and GreaterGood.org.
Tohono O’odham youth are already busy collecting bottles, stuffing them with trash, and repeating the process to create “bottle bricks”—a green building material.
With YOUR HELP, this Earthbench can become a reality. The resulting communal gathering area will foster community interaction and collaboration, and create a place where children can share music, stories, and life as they learn and grow on the Tohono O’odham Nation. Click here to donate.
by Jim Kober, January 11, 2017