Going Full Circle

September 16th, 2008

SVTC in India, at the Gali 2 Neighborhood meeting in Delhi ( September 2008 ) Lauren with Bharati (speaking) at the Gali 2 Neighborhood meeting ( September 2008 ) Participating in the recyclers meeting held in the Gali 2 neighborhood of Delhi was one of the most hope-filled experiences of my career. I started working …

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Giving hope, Investing in the People

September 5th, 2008

Yesterday we spent the day touring some of the locations where Chintan is doing on-the-ground work with waste pickers. The images of absolute poverty stay with me even when I close my eyes, but at least someone is really doing something about it. We first went with a man who goes to pick up waste …

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Corporations need to be held responsible

September 3rd, 2008

For the past two days we have had a number of meetings with both government and NGOs (non-governmental organizations, i.e. non-profits). Some interesting and some disheartening. I will not give specifics to protect the innocent and the…not so innocent. We had a meeting with the Secretary Department of Environment National Capitol Delhi – who well, …

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Hong Kong to India

August 27th, 2008

Talking to Bharati, you could tell that she really cared about the e-waste dismantlers and wants to make a difference in their lives.

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Amusing Passport Problems and Introductory Labor Meetings

August 22nd, 2008

We landed safely in Hong Kong, but spent the first day of our journey at the US Consulate. The Hong Kong immigration officials noticed my passport erroneously calls me a male, confiscated our cell phones, and musingly let us in the country with a warning. The US consulate wanted to submitted the information to San …

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