World on self-destructive path, says Paet

Publication: 
The Baltic Times
Description: 
Speaking at the UN Rio+20 Conference in Rio de Janeiro, [Estonian] Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that in order to conserve our environment, we need to change our way of thinking, reports LETA. “It is essential that we don’t live beyond our means, particularly when it comes to using natural resources,” said Paet.

Amsterdam's World of Litter, Trash and Rubbish

Publication: 
When in Amsterdam
Country: 
Netherlands
Description: 
When in Amsterdam....look for the World of Litter. This summer a globe will float in het IJ, the water behind Amsterdam Central Station and in front of the EYE Film Museum. This globe was floated to bring awareness to the amount of plastic on Amsterdam streets and throughout the world.

Limpa Brasil: Municipal Waste Management Under the Sambinha Influence

Author: 
Andrew Carman
Publication: 
FAVELissues
Country: 
Brazil
Description: 
Last month I posted on how catadores–people who earn their living by picking through solid waste to glean and resell recyclables–in Brazil set a positive example of how personal thrift and conscientiousness can contribute to cleaner, more sustainable communities.

ATP, Acopian Center Announce ‘Regardening of Eden’

Publication: 
The Armenian Weekly
Country: 
Armenia
Description: 
The final aspect of the “Regardening of Eden” partnership is the implementation of recycling and waste removal programs. ATP and ACE staff and local residents will organize clean-up activities in Margahovit village as part of the “Let’s do it! Armenia” campaign scheduled for Sept. 15.