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  • A New Twist to Recyclables for Electricity Programs

    Monday, September 21st, 2009

    I’ve posted in the past about innovative Brazilian programs in the states of Ceará (CE), Mato Grosso (MT) and Rio de Janeiro (RJ) to get people to turn in recyclables in exchange for getting a reduction in their monthly electric power bill.  One of the programs I liked was Consciência EcoAmpla, run by Endesa‘s subsidiary […]

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    Brazil’s PAC for Sanitation

    Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

    When Brazil’s multifaceted Program for Accelerated Growth (Programa de Aceleração do Crescimento – PAC) was announced in 2007, it included a segment earmarked for improving infrastructure in provision of drinking water and sanitation services. Today the head of the Civil House, Dilma Rousseff, and the Minister of Cities, Márcio Fortes, announced a list of 109 […]

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    Parque Nacional do Iguaçu será o primeiro do mundo a receber o ISO 14001

    Wednesday, January 17th, 2007

    Synopsis in English: Brazil’s Environment Ministry (MMA) says that Brazil is about to have the world’s first national park to receive the ISO 14001 environmental management certification. Iguaçu National Park, which includes the famous breathtaking waterfalls on the border with Argentina and Paraguay, is due to receive ISO 14001 certification in March. In order to […]

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