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Coordination Team

Von Hernandez

by admin | April 17, 2020

Global Coordinator

Von is a leading and multi-awarded Filipino environmental activist, whose career has been marked by more than 20 years of campaign leadership, strategic planning, organizational development and management. Before taking on this latest assignment, Von was Global Development Director of Greenpeace International where he oversaw the development and performance of the Greenpeace’s national and regional […]

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Steering Committees

Von Hernandez

by admin | January 13, 2020

Global Coordinator, Break Free From Plastic Movement

He is a leading and multi-awarded Filipino environmental activist, Von’s career in the environmental movement covers more than 20 years of campaign leadership, strategic planning and organizational development and management.. He is currently the Coordinator of the Break Free from Plastic movement. Before taking on this latest assignment, Von was Global Development Director of Greenpeace […]

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Member Stories, News

Von Hernandez and the Battle against Plastic

by Jackie Krentzman | November 26, 2019

Recently, in September 2019, Facebook announced a ban on single-use plastic bottles on its campuses worldwide. The company received widespread praise for this step, and Von Hernandez, a 2003 recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize, hopes that it leads other corporations to follow suit and make a commitment to banning not only the use of—but also […]

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News

Green Groups Denounce Moves in Philippine Congress to Legalize Waste Incineration by Promoting Them as Waste to Energy (WTE) Plants

by admin | July 21, 2020

Quezon City, Philippines (July 21, 2020) —Groups from the No Burn Pilipinas and Break Free From Philippines movement today denounced current moves in Congress to legalize garbage incineration banned under the Clean Air Act, by referring to them as waste-to-energy (WTE) plants while urging both the Senate and the House of Representatives to reject the proposed waste-to-energy bills, which will have the effect of weakening instead of improving existing environmental laws.

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Plastic Policies, Press Release

#BREAKFREEFROMPLASTIC SENT AN OPEN LETTER TO THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION – HERE’S WHAT IT SAYS

by Estelle Eonnet | April 24, 2020

With over half of the world population on lockdown to bring the coronavirus pandemic under control, leaders have taken drastic measures in order to save lives. Will they also take bold steps to shape the post COVID-19 world and ensure the resilience of the planet and the promotion of essential economic activity that protects life?

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