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  • Cleaning Up the Medellín River / Limpieza del río Medellín

    Friday, February 27th, 2009

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    Medellín will complete historic river clean-up with IDB financing

    $450 million loan will help turn Colombia’s second largest city into one of Latin America’s cleanest urban areas

    The City of Medellín will complete an ambitious program to rehabilitate a vital river and improve the quality of life of local communities with up […]

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    It’s Clean Up the World Weekend — Get Involved!

    Friday, September 14th, 2007

    This weekend across the world, including much of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), people will be joining NGOs and community groups in events designed to clean up beaches, coastal waters, rivers, lakes, parks, reserves and their surroundings as part of the annual Clean Up the World Weekend. Copied below is the official press […]

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    Please Tell Me This Will Not Stand!

    Thursday, July 5th, 2007

    Evidently the Public Ministry (MP) of the State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ) petitioned for and received on Tuesday 03 July a judge’s order to suspend Rio’s portion of Saturday’s global Live Earth concert.
    The prosecutor who filed the motion says that she is acting on behalf of residents along Copacabana Beach, where the concert was […]

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    Which Live Earth Concert Will Have Free Admission?

    Thursday, June 28th, 2007

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock or ignoring all media these past few months, you’ve doubtless heard of Live Earth, the 24-hour, 7-continent concert series taking place on 07 July that will bring together more than 100 music artists and 2 billion people in an effort to trigger a global movement to work together […]

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    Trash Photos IV: The Carioca Model

    Monday, October 2nd, 2006

    I took the above photo in the offices of Rio de Janeiro’s Municipal Urban Sanitation Company (Companhia Municipal de Limpeza Urbana – Comlurb) this past spring. Every year when in Rio I meet with a friend in Comlurb who is a well-known and well-informed waste expert. Sometimes we meet at Comlurb’s main office […]

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    “Trash Photos” II: Creative Recycling

    Saturday, September 9th, 2006

    From tiny seeds mighty trees grow.
    — Old Proverb
    Here’s some more in my series of photos about trash and recycling (see the prior post of the trash bin made from recycled Tetra-brik packaging).
    Take a close look at the one on the right — it’s a “disco purse” made of used drink can tabs liberated from the waste […]

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