Photo of the Week, June 13 2012

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As the UN Conference on Sustainable Development Rio+20 approaches, our photo of the week highlights the importance of waste pickers in fighting climate change — especially when they work in fair conditions as is the case in the Coopersoli waste picker cooperative in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.  Tomorrow, we’ll be hosting a twitter page following the Rio+ People’s Summit, where a large contingent of waste pickers will be advocating for action — and cleaning up the Rio+  site!