SWC CONSISTS OF THREE INTERDEPENDENT PILLARS OF WORK: SOCIAL INCLUSION, ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS AND ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT. WE ARE COMMITTED TO THE EDUCATION AND PROMOTION A CIRCULAR ECONOMY, WHERE WASTE IS TRANSFORMED AS A VIABLE RESOURCE AND THE LOOP OF MATERIALS IS CLOSED THROUGH COLLECTION, RECYCLING AND COMPOSTING.

SOCIAL INCLUSION

- Solidarity, social acceptance, integration and emotional support

- Community gatherings and group or one-on-one counseling

- Self-dependence, responsibility and empowerment through canning

- Local art exhibits, celebrations, cultural and entertainment events

- School/college/university collaborations, field-trips and educational activities

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

- Recyclable waste collection (glass, plastic, aluminum)

- Composting from food scraps and organic discards

- Rainwater collection: off-grid water supply

- Community Gardening (growing tomatoes, peppers and more in our urban garden)

- Greenhouse and hydroponics farming (in process)

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

- Paying canners for every can and bottle redeemed

- Maintaining our space and providing private storage bins for canners

- Developing an income-generating compost program

- Facilitating local cultural and artistic events

- Marketing kiosk of organic products, compost, art and handcrafts (in process)

 


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