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    What the Other Guy Blogs About: Recycling in Barbados

    Monday, July 27th, 2009

    My friends over at Barbados Free Press (BFP) have a good post, followed by an interesting discussion through comments, about litter in Barbados and why there really is no excuse for the island not to be recycling far more than it does now.  I very much recommend the post.
    I also would like to reproduce here […]

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    Trinidad and Tobago Has Environmental Police Again

    Monday, May 18th, 2009

    From the Environment Management Authority (EMA):
    EMA Welcomes New Environmental Police Unit (EPU)
    The fight against environmental violations continues as the Environmental Management Authority (EMA) welcomed twelve (12) new Special Reserve Police Officers to perform full-time duties.
    At an orientation and training workshop on Monday May 18th, 2009, EMA’s Managing Director/CEO, Dr. Joth Singh welcomed and handed out […]

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    McDonald’s Claims First “Ecological Restaurant” in Latin America

    Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

    McDonald’s just inaugurated what it claims to be the first “ecological restaurant” in Latin America — well, at least, the first one of their chain, anyway.  Take a look at why McDonald’s calls this an ecological restaurant and see if you agree:

    Arcos Dourados (“Golden Arches”), the company that manages the franchise network of McDonald’s restaurants […]

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    Brazilian Resistance to Beer in PET Bottles

    Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

    Brazilian brewers wanting to market their beers in PET bottles are not having a good year.  First a court ruling that such bottles pose a significant risk to the environment, and therefore require environmental impact studies and licensing.  Then a state ban on pigmented PET, and now a looming state ban on PET bottles for […]

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    Dengue on the Rise Again / Dengue Avance de Nuevo

    Friday, October 12th, 2007

    If you’ve ever had dengue before, you can testify to its agony. My wife got it from a mosquito while we lived in Santo Domingo in the late 1990s, and for a week she experienced fiery pain in every joint and muscle, a steady headache and fever that will not respond to any medicines. […]

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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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    What’s Wrong with This Picture?

    Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

    It’s the type of photo-op you probably see on environment ministry or agency websites around the world, especially as World Environment Day (05 June) approaches. The Environment Minister, praising some company or group or individual for doing something deemed environmentally-friendly, often followed by a representative of the company touting the measure as a sign […]

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    Poll on Brazilian Attitudes Regarding Sustainable Consumption

    Friday, March 30th, 2007

    The Foundation for the Defense of the Consumer of São Paulo State (Fundação de Proteção e Defesa do Consumidor – “PROCON-SP“) has just released the results of a recent survey it conducted on the attitudes of Brazilian consumers regarding “sustainable consumption and living.” PROCON is the state consumer protection agency created in 1976, a […]

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    Should Environment PSA’s be Obligatory?

    Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

    How many Americans out there remember the “crying Indian” anti-litter public service announcement (PSA) released in the US television market in 1971 and shown for several years? Did it have an impact on you? Did you start thinking before littering, or get more aggressive in stopping others from littering?
    I certainly remember it well. […]

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    Even the Small Guys…

    Thursday, February 1st, 2007

    Another entry that’s sat unfinished for far too long in the queue. Some of you might feel that maybe it should have stayed there, but I hope by the end of this post to convince you otherwise.
    At the end of November I read in the online edition of the Cayman Compass, the Cayman Islands’ […]

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