During Rio +20, named because of the anniversary of Rio92, somestatespeople and the population debated how our (non)-protection of the environment has had an impact on the lives of human beings...
The idea of creating art out of trash was designed by one of the mostfamous Brazilian artists, Vik Muniz. For this work, participants of Rio+20 were asked to insert recycled trash in order to set an example for society...
Most of the schools created special projects to talk about it.
Eco Hab Lab logo – an attempt to make youngsters more aware oftheir role in society by helping them build more sustainable houses.
One of the things we teach is to operate a machine that createsbricks with the lands of one of the favelas in Rio called Complexo do Alemão. The aim is for them to multiply what they have learned to other dwellers.
Some drawbacks and/or challenges: * Theory x practice. * Cultural mindset (collective x individual) must be changed. * Sometimes, teachers and students are not committed to the cause.
Additional Materials Waste land - trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNlwh8vT2NU Video on one of the landfills Rio used to have (Jardim Gramacho 0 Além de Gramacho 2) – in English. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WU3Q1aNRyv4&feature=related Contact: email@example.com