The Peace On Earthbench Movement (POEM) empowers people around the world to transform waste into a community place. POEM uses ecological education to empower youth and community members to clean up the environment, repurpose their trash into a building material (bottle bricks), learn natural building techniques, and then create a communal gathering area—a Peace on Earthbench— which serves as a living testament to the power of community action toward sustainability. The Earthbench effectively seals trash from entering the worlds’ oceans and rivers while serving a clear artistic, educational, and social function. How will a bench create peace on earth? Peace on Earthbenches symbolize our collective desire for a more sustainable, more just, and more peaceful world. These benches empower youth to clean up the environment as they lead a community outreach campaign to collect discarded plastic bottles, stuff them with trash, and create a green building material—bottle bricks. These benches foster community interaction and collaboration. And when they are completed, they create a place for communal gathering—a reinvigoration of the commons. The larger vision is to eventually build 1000 Bottle Brick Benches for Peace around the world, and retain one bottle brick from each bench. These bricks will be saved and eventually used to build the 1000th Peace on Earthbench in the Middle East, a global symbol of peace in the most volatile area in the world. Thus far, Peace on Earthbenches have been built in Ghana, Kenya, Guatemala, Argentina, Colombia, Bolivia, the Philippines, South Africa, throughout California, Oregon, Colorado, Utah, and Georgia, and projects are currently being planned in Ethiopia, Ecuador, South Sudan, New Zealand, Brunei, and more. We seek to develop the how-to resources and outreach to spread the POEM around the world and seal tons of harmful plastic waste into the largest global gathering place in the world—Earthbenches, built in peaceful, sustainable solidarity—that encircle the globe.