Rio+20 is taking place now

20 06 2012

Rio+20 is the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.

June 1992 the first Earth Summit was held in Rio de Janeiro, where countries adopted the Agenda 21 — an action plan created by the UN to rethink economic growth, social equality, fair trade business and sustainable development.

Now, in June 2012, twenty years later, the UN is again bringing together governments and international institutions at the Rio+20. The objectives of this new Summit are to reach an agreement on a range of effective measures to tackle issues of poverty, to promote economic growth in poor and emerging countries and to support and encourage a more sustainable and fair use of world resources.

Official photo with Heads of State and Delegations during opening the Rio+20, on June 20, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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This summit is an opportunity to carry out an assessment of what countries have been doing to maintain the commitments they undertook twenty years ago. Although we have come a long way in making progress regarding fair trade in business, social equality and sustainable development, many problems remain. Financial crises and political issues in Europe are giving rise to uncertain economic growth, and we still have a long way to go to achieve clean energy and sustainable development.

In my view it’s very good that governments and institutions discuss about theses important issues, but people like you and me should also think about and do something to help the environment. Simple gestures that we can do everyday are fundamental for the environment, like saving water while having a shower, brushing our teeth, gardening, etc. We can also contribute to saving energy, buying locally produced goods, recycling…there are so many things that we can do in our everyday lives! Let’s do it!


The world map of CO2 emissions

18 06 2012

I read some great articles in the British newspaper The Guardian and I found an interesting graphic that shows the world map of CO2 emissions. You can see which countries in the world emit the most CO2.

You will also observe China’s fast growth along the years and how they have overtaken the US to reach the number one position. This interactive guide gives a chance to navigate the latest Energy Information Administration data.

It’s worth checking it out! world map of CO2 emissions

Eco-friendly skin care, we love that!

18 06 2012

We all know that healthy diet is the secret for a beautiful and healthy skin. But did you know that you also have in your kitchen all the ingredients you need to make sustainable skin care that works? I use to call them ‘grandma recipes’. This amazing video teaches how to make a sustainable body scrub witch removes dead skin cells, moisturises and nourish your skin. Fantastic!

Getting in touch

18 06 2012

Who am I?

18 06 2012

A Brazilian/Swiss girl who lives in Australia. I hold a Bachelor of Communications degree.

I am interested in marketing, advertising and social media.

I love fashion, art and design, travel and learning about different cultures and last but not least I love eco-friendly things.

I am not an activist or anything like that, but I like to add a bit of ecology in my life whenever it is possible. I think that there are so many possibilities and new technologies that can help the environment so we should have a go and embrace it!

Thank you for visiting my little world and I hope this blog will be an exchange platform where we can network, interact and share things and thoughts.


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