Permaculture in the Brazilian Drylands

Permaculture in the Brazilian Drylands

By Marsha Hanzi The enormous slums of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo (15 million inhabitants each) are in large part composed of immigrants from the drylands of Northeast Brazil. This vast region, 900,000 square kilometers and growing, is home to ten million people. It...
Where the “Green” Education Meets the Fun

Where the “Green” Education Meets the Fun

Margie Bushman In 1978 there was nothing quite like Permaculture, twenty-eight years later Permaculture laps the globe with over 4000 projects across 120 countries. Australian biologist Bill Mollison, founder of the Permaculture movement, has taught and developed...
The Brazil-US Green Tech Trade Association

The Brazil-US Green Tech Trade Association

With the support of the Rio de Janeiro Governor, the Lawyer Group Morrison & Foerster and in special the local associate lawyer Adam O’Farrell, the Institute of the Americas, Sphaera International and Terra Segura International, born a few months ago the Brazil-...
Greetings of Peace in this Age of Turmoil

Greetings of Peace in this Age of Turmoil

You have probably heard that at the Bali conference, the Canadian government along with Japan and the USA are blocking signature of the environmental agreements on climate change that are so vital for all living beings on this planet. We don’t want to bring the...
SOS Amazon

SOS Amazon

English Edition: Ann Fain The Amazon is the largest humid tropical forest on the planet, around 5.5 million km², with roughly 3.3 million km² located in Brazilian territory. The remainder is divided between Guyana French, Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador,...
World Conscious Living

World Conscious Living

Rebecca Solnit The big news is usually the bad news, and this year the biggest stories weren’t even news — climate change and the war in Iraq were trouble that had begun well before 2006. But dozens of small stories set another tone — the tone of...
Save our Planet

Save our Planet

Save Money Help, the Planet Here you will find some tips for your household expenditures that allow you to economize without sacrificing the quality, comfort and happiness in your life. Water: The best way to save on your bills is to reduce the way you consume. Using...
Speaking on Ecology

Speaking on Ecology

Only after 1972, as a result of the “Stockholm conference”, has mankind started asking about the Greek terminology “oikos” that derives from ecology – meaning house, the blue planet where we live. Human society began searching for...
World Social Forum 2005

World Social Forum 2005

A view from within The first detail which struck me at the World Social Forum (WSF) in Porto Alegre, Brazil was the great diversity of messages that participants wore on their t-shirts. 155,000 people came to this 5th annual global gathering of civil society to prove...
Violence in the World

Violence in the World

By Alexandre Perlingeiro / Translation: Cristiane Magalhães gnorance is a malady that separates us and causes us to create divisions among ourselves deludes us as human beings and causes us to commit acts of insanity against each other. Whether though misery, racism,...