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  • Eco-certification for Tourism: Blue Flag Comes to Brazil

    Saturday, February 14th, 2009

    Desde o Instituto Ambiental Ratones (IAR): Programa Bandeira Azul Em 2008, a certificação Bandeira Azul foi concedida a mais de 3200 praias e marinas em todo o mundo. Atualmente, 38 países participam do programa, representando todos os continentes, entre eles estão quase a totalidade dos países costeiros europeus e do leste europeu, cinco países caribenhos, […]

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    Mini-Bins Make for Cleaner Beaches

    Sunday, February 8th, 2009

    In the first few months after I launched The Temas Blog, I came across a an article in regional Brazilian periodical about a couple of professors in a Paraná university who had this interesting idea. Cognizant of data showing that a large percentage of trash found on beaches consists of small items such as cigarette […]

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    First Destination for UNEP’s Green Passport Program: Brazil

    Monday, October 13th, 2008

    The international community is about to launch a “Green Passport” program to promote “sustainable holidays,” and guess where the concept is being field tested first: a small colonial era town in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro (RJ) state, Paraty. The Green Passport is a project of the International Task Force on Sustainable Tourism Development (ITF-STD) created […]

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