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  • Update: Easier Buying Recycled

    Friday, March 6th, 2009

    Parana’s public entities will finally get their recycled paper products. A few months ago I posted about the problems the southern Brazilian state was experiencing in its pioneering efforts to stimulate recycling by requiring all state agencies, entities and offices to buy only paper products with high recycled post-consumer fiber content (50%). A November 2007 […]

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    Minas & São Paulo Adopt a Green Purchasing Program

    Sunday, September 28th, 2008

    Two of Brazil’s biggest markets — the states of Minas Gerais (MG) and São Paulo (SP) — each created in August a state program for sustainable public purchasing and contracting that, if done properly, can have a major impact on Brazilian markets — even more so if other states and the federal government follow their […]

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    Greening the IDB / A Verdecer el BID

    Saturday, April 21st, 2007

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB): Calling for eco-efficiency at the IDB In celebration of Earth Day, IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno will challenge IDB staff to participate in a Bank-wide greening campaign On the occasion of Earth Day (April 22), the Inter-American Development Bank renews its commitment to the protection of our environment, and […]

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    An Environmental Agenda for the Andes

    Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

    Another piece I started long ago (at the end of Sept.) and left in the queue. I’ll clear the backlog yet! This is one is not over-ripe, though, because the Andean Community is only now implementing the Agenda. The Lima-based General Secretariat of the four-nation Andean Community* (Comunidad Andina – CAN) has released the Community’s […]

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