Articles written by Renan Schuindt:
Climbing one of the many slopes of Morro da Pedreira in Costa Barros in Rio de Janeiro’s North Zone, you might not guess you’d find a father up here with a great talent for folk art and a passion for recycling and the environment. The material this man has chosen for his beautiful work is glass.
Often carelessly thrown away, glass becomes one of the villains in this season’s all-too-common flooding. Glass takes hundreds of years to biodegrade, which is why it is commonly recycled, or at least should be.
The artist Alex Sandro, or “Cabeludo” as he’s known in the community More >
Original published in Viva Favela here.
It was January. A hot, sunny Saturday. The thermometer marked 41°C (106°F). Everything suggested that this would be a perfect day at the beach. And it was, except for those who decided to get together in the neighborhood of Rocha Miranda, a Rio suburb, where the 3rd Community Conference on Environmental Health took place. The conference counted with the presence of City Councilman Edson da Creatinina, chairman of Rio+20’s Parliamentary Commission, as well as members of the municipal Environment Secretary. At the event, environmental activists, representatives of residents associations from various favela communities across Rio and, More >