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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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Press Release

188 Environmental Groups Call for an end to Single Use Products, as the United Nations Environment Assembly gets set to discuss sustainability

by Estelle Eonnet | February 17, 2021

For Immediate Release: February 17, 2021 – As government representatives from 193 member states prepare to discuss “Strengthening Actions for Nature”[1], 188 environmental groups from around the world are calling on them to change the systems that support production of polluting single-use products.

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Press Release

International Movement Seeks to Stop #Fracking4Plastics Antwerp Expansion

by Estelle Eonnet | October 16, 2020

Environmental groups ask Flemish Environment Minister and Regions4 Climate Network’s Vice-President to reject permit for Ineos Project One Brussels, 15 October 2020 – For immediate release A new expansion plan championed by petrochemical company Ineos, which would further deepen the environmentally disastrous connection between the plastics industry and the US fracking boom, is drawing international […]

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