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Steering Committees

Froilan Grate

Executive Director of GAIA Philippines and the Asia Pacific Coordinator for the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives

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Froilan is an environmental educator and volunteer at heart. He currently works as the Executive Director of GAIA Philippines and as the Asia Pacific Coordinator for the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives. He is also the President of Mother Earth Foundation, an NGO working with cities and municipalities in the Philippines on building Zero Waste systems, as well as Chairman of Add Up! Volunteers, a group he founded in 2003 with the goal of engaging the youth in active nation building. He was also recently elected as the next private sector representative/Commissioner to the National Solid Waste Management Commission.

A passionate advocate against the use of plastic, he has not used a single plastic drinking straw or shopping bag in more than 10 years. This, and his love for composting has allowed him to reduce his household waste to less than 2 kilos for the whole year of 2015.