Tag: urban inclusion

Photo(s) of the Week

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Today, we highlight just some of the amazing photos of the waste pickers movements that came out of Rio+20 and the People’s Summit.  To follow any Rio+ outcome news, as well as the waste picker and zero waste movement worldwide, visit our partner’s — The Global Alliance of Waste Pickers — site.      

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+… Read more »

Waste Pickers Take the Global Stage

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This week, caravans of waste pickers and allies are arriving to participate in both the People’s Summit and side events at Rio+2o.  This week’s Inclusive Cities Changing Cities, Changing Lives story, Waste Pickers Take the Global Stage, tells the history of how waste pickers have been organizing global action on climate change and decent work for the past… Read more »

Waste Picker News, June 7 2012

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waste picker, brasil, brazil, june 2012

Español MÉXICO. “Difícil vida de los pepenadores.” Tribuna de San Luis (15 mayo 2012) por Gloria Negrete. Antes de que se dieran permisos para la recolección de materiales reciclables a empresas particulares, cada uno de los pepenadores obtenía ingresos diarios de 300 pesos aproximadamente y ahora se redujeron en un 50%, originándoles problemas económicos que… Read more »