Ecoinclusion Foundation

We are change

We are a foundation created in the city of Alta Gracia, Córdoba, Argentina. Our main purpose: improving the economic and social conditions of the most vulnerable sectors of society, eliminating the contamination of plastic waste by transforming them into constructive solutions.

Work Model

The theory of change is a work methodology that allows us to make actions visible as a RoadMap to transformation. Ecoinclusion manages triple impact projects, dealing with the problem of plastic waste from a social, economic and environmental perspective. We perform concrete actions related to the management of urban solid waste, environmental awareness and dealing with community causes, using education, strategic alliances and technology (Ecoladrillo) as tools. This way, we aim to build of a new paradigm on plastic waste and its value as an opportunity for rights accessibility.

We developed a triple impact proposal for the planet and for society, which consists of the following points:

1. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

We propose a concrete solution to pollution by plastic waste, and reduce the environmental footprint. We also work on environmental awareness, informing, sensitizing and educating all the actors that are linked to Eco-inclusive causes in the construction of a more sustainable world, facilitating practices to incorporate into everyday life.

2. ECONOMIC IMPACT

We add value to a part of the plastic waste transforming them into building materials (eco-bricks) and by collaborating in the economic development of a community in a vulnerability situation, we add up with the economic development of the country. Within the Eco-Network system, urban recyclers, cooperatives and others participate. Having a fixed collection allows them to secure a monthly income in their pocket, and they maintain decent working conditions.

3. SOCIAL IMPACT

The eco-bricks that we generate are destined exclusively to constructions in vulnerable areas, constructions that have a visible impact (community centers, libraries, clubs, etc.) by providing new tools for the inhabitants. This translate into accessibility to newly earned citizen rights. We also contribute to the development of the community through training on new technologies and different training instances in order to foster opportunities to improve their living conditions.

Generate a triple positive impact, through “INNOVATIVE CONSTRUCTION SOLUTIONS” that have as origin the RECYCLING of plastic waste and as a final destination the EMPOWERMENT of the SECTORS IN VULNERABILITY SITUATION of the society. We want to be an organization – replicable in nature – that provides social and ecological technology for sustainable inclusion.

“TO BUILD A BETTER WORLD”, becoming a leading NGO in Latin America, recognized for the innovation and scalability of its procedures and its management model, capable of executing actions with social, environmental and economic impact. We yearn to be a vehicle for the promotion of rights and to be noticed by helping build an increasingly inclusive and opportunity-generating society.

SOLIDARITY: is the central value that mobilizes the entire organization and its projects.
INNOVATION: not only in our product line. We seek to innovate the management model to guarantee the implementation of our projects.
INDEPENDENCE: guarantees us freedom of action. We do not depend on governments to finance our production or the implementation of the Projects.
TRANSPARENCY: we are an “open organization”. With all processes managed for the community and with a formal system of accountability.

TEAM

Fabian-Saieg

Fabián Saieg

Co-founder - President

Fabian is one of the founders, was born in Alta Gracia. His work is ensuring the proper functioning of the Foundation. He has a degree in Business Administration and loves to travel.

leandro-lima

Leandro Lima

Co-founder - Treasurer

Leo is one of the founders and coordinates all the operations of the plant, from the collection of plastic waste to the birth of the brick. Leo is a percussion and sound technician and our library in terms of plastic types.

Team1

Victoria Revol

Executive Director

Viqui is responsible for coordinating the comprehensive functioning between the different areas of the foundation and the community in general. Her work focuses on finding strategies for Ecoinclusión to achieve the triple impact in all its actions, apart from making the organization sustainable over time. Although she is the youngest of the team, she has extensive experience with NGOs in Latin America and over the world.

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Fernanda Arevalo

Projects Coordinator

Fer is in charge of coordinating the projects of our organization, creating links between the community and the different actors that participate in our Eco-net such as local councils, companies, institutions and organizations. She also works directly in the fundraising and education areas.

Team3

Guillermina Graf

Communication

Guille deals with communication at the Foundation and she has a degree in Public and Institutional Relations.
In her spare time she likes to draw and garnish plants.

WE ARE TRANSFORMATION

THE PLASTIC REVOLUTION IN YOUR CLASSROOM

Let’s be Transformation through education. We offer you a practical guide to learn about the work of the Foundation, the eco-brick and the triple impact; a simple guide to strengthen and link the contents related to the environment.