Beau Baconguis

Plastics Campaigner for GAIA – Asia Pacific and Regional Coordinator for Break Free From Plastic – Asia Pacific

Beau completed her degree in Biology from the Ateneo de Davao University in Davao City. She has more than two decades of environmental advocacy experience behind her. Her first CSO job was as a science researcher for Tanggol Kalikasan, the former environmental law arm of Filipino conservation group, Haribon Foundation. As researcher she worked with communities and peoples’ organizations from different parts of the Philippines dealing with a variety of environmental issues including logging, illegal fishing, development aggression, quarrying and the like. She then took on the post of Advocacy Desk Officer for Haribon where she, along with partner organizations, pressed for the passage of the Clean Air Act followed closely by the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act. She joined Greenpeace in 2000 as Genetic Engineering Campaigner and then Toxics Campaigner in 2005. Beau joined GAIA and BFFP in 2018.

Her down time is spent studying permaculture and natural building.  She also conducts dome-building workshops for interested communities in the Philippines.

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Scotts Valley, Cal.
June 12-14
2019