Were thirty voluntaries who got togetherto learn about sustainability in practice in the city of Rio de Janeiro. The most interesting part is that these people have their own business, and through trial and error, learning everyday, they’ve developed their business. They are an inspiration, because even with no formal learning they’re making their own support. People think sustainability is a distant topic, but in reality it is very close to our daily activities, and it can take form in small-minded, regional wars. We immediately imagine something environment-related, but sustainable development goes beyond that: it is also related to social and economic phases. CenaRio: sustainability in action Every first saturday of the month, the Rio Antigo fair makes region, it’s a acclaimed carnival at Rua do Lavradio, a traditional gala in Rio de Janeiro, where people from many different culturesand generations encounter. I met up with a great friend of mine calledLea Alves.She’s a dressmaker, I match up with a great friend of mine calledLea Alves. She’s a dressmaker, and while we were cutting and manufacturing containers, we noticed how much substance we were losing, so we started to determine these pendants, bangles, and earrings with leftover substance. She started the process with fresh canvas, but we restrained developing, organizing, moulding new influences. Currently we sell to a few cases accumulates. This one can hold 8 Kg. Then we’ve cause the mini shopping bag, whichhas the same proportion, for shorter people.All idols are created, vectorized. Some are designed, by my husband.He’s a graffiti craftsman. And we work here at Rua do Lavradio, at the Porto Fair, at Praa Mau. We cherish it, because people are alsofascinated by our hypothesi. This jobs idea is to develop brand-new socialand economic systems, proposing for a better quality of lifefor millions of people on our planet. The production and consumption practicesin this type of economic system praises collective direct, self-management, social justice, helping for the environment and the importance of ensuring that the legacywell leave for future generations. I’m here with Eliete.Eliete is part of this project that is called Rio Eco Sol, and she’s the owner of her ownmicrobusiness, Lili Bordados. Eliete herself induces these shirts, and she embroiders them herself, very. All information materials she expends for the reproduces comesfrom gives and from scraps she reuses. Eliete, how do you feel about beingpart of Rio Eco Sol? I feel important, you know? Because these scraps are a donation and I repurpose them for my shirts.And all this repurposed textile, that was going to be thrown away , now becomes art at the sides of Eliete.[ Rock music playing] The Rio ao Ar Livre movement is anurban reoccupation process, aiming at bringing parties to public neighbourhoods, commons, and plazas around the city. The destination is to bring beings to the park, so that it becomes a multicultural scaffold. So you have lower frequencies of public vandalism, lower insurance penalties, higher tax collection, since the areaaround the park collects in value; we can bring life back to a cavity thatwas dead, underused. We believe that, with that, in a medium-to-long term, people will come to the parks without the needfor contests and programmed activities.And we want it to spread to other ballparks, other metropolis, and hopefullyeven to non-eu countries. -Do you make a living out of recycling? -Yes, sir. -How long have you been doing it? -About two years, previously. -And how many people do you patronage through this? -Just myself. -Just yourself? And how did you havethe idea to start recycling? -As soon as I left home, because of some problems I had. -And where do you live, currently? -I’m living on wall street. -You live on the street? And does this money help you? -Yes, sir! A spate. -How do you feel, about helpingto collect trash and transform it into money? -I feel it impels me importance myself more. I’ve been at this for two years already.I’m making art, recycling soda cans, and making art on the street.Now when someone moves their can apart, I grab it and keep it tothen obligate something with it.People should sort their rubbish so that parties that want to work with recycled materials can gain it more easily and determine low-cost art … making our own sustainable economy, it would assist our creation, right? -And do you feel like an master? -I am an master, being! -So, Fabi, you were telling me aboutyour work with these materials here. I can see a lot of materials herethat you end up reusing in your craftwork, for example: these CDs.How do you repurpose these CDs? -The CD was very unexpected, it was interesting. I didn’t know how to make a base for thedolls, and as the one that most artisans use is costly, I said: no, we have to recycle in some way. -Yes.-And then it had the exact size that I needed, so I began working with the CDfor the groundworks, and it dissolves up being cheaperand also helps the planet. I generated a small felt brooch andthen I made the bottle detonator inside it.I also develop piggy banks So, according to the thememy customer requires, I’ll make it. -Ah, I picture. -I’m doing my part, right? If everybody did a little– I conceive every small stepis a big help, already. I miss my financial independence again. -Through your craftwork.-Through my craftwork. When I lost my job, I chose to work with art, and macram catch my attention.-It is an ancient technique, knot establishing. Sailors was just about to realise braids to kill timeduring long jaunts and aimed up procreating this beautiful art style, macram. So knowing what we do here, parties began to bring us milk cartons; people who were renovating their houses imparted their age-old copper wire to us. -And what do we do? We get a carton, cut it in thin pieces, and fold it. We have the measured to do it, and where reference is fold it together, it becomesthis box, and parties are loving it. -This one is made of copper wire, and we cover it in macram. Even this earring here, in order to keep this condition, to keep the lines spread evenly, we have to keep a 137.5 tilt, and that’s a numberin the Fibonacci sequence. We generated this earring, and it is made ofrecycled electrical wiring, and it has a nice result. -So we open this to make this bag. -It is impressive what we can dowith stuff that we usually don’t notice. -Erinaldo is an entrepreneur, and he’s taking part in a free consulting assignment. And as such, he’s been able to manage his businessin a more sustainable way. The Petrpolis buttery biscuits are one of the products that he sells here, and they come in cardboard chests thathe sells back to the factory for R $0,50 each so they get reused. In his storage, he objective up with a lot ofscraps of newspaper and plastic, so he donates it to an NGOthat then applies it in other projects. -I’m going to introduce you to an entrepreneurthat has a nice sustainable business and he’s a great example for other people. -This type of packaging thwarts the client from smashing the eggs, and at the same time they use and bring the boxes back to me. I wrap the eggs and the customersbring back the newspaper wrapping to me. There’s no need to harm the environment. And then the reuseable newspaper goesright into the customer’s purse and they delivering it back, later on, to me.-The textile isn’t repurposed once or twice, it is reused many, many times. -I sterilize these, and they can beused to constitute pepper … -To oblige hot sauce? -Like this one, hot sauce. Really like “the consumers ” likes it, we are therefore avoided throwing this in the junk, right? Iporinch entails’ plaza of concluding pates ‘. What is it? We’ve blended three commands in Iorub:’ Ipo ‘,’ ori’ and’ n’se ‘.’ Ipo’ implies target,’ ori’ intends headand’ n’se’ are meant to procreate. Because we want to really makeour clients’ presidents in all appreciations: is not simply aesthetical allure, but also their minds’ charm. We call Iporinch asa quilombo in Tijuca, because we’re making a blackbeauty resistance in this place.We have the need for specifichair concoctions for our hair, the ethnic fuzz, Iporich has the goal of creating a line of productsthat will really give our mane. In our ethnic-racial environment, as soon as buyers come in, they identify with it; They feel secure emotionally becausethey know there are beings that really know how to take care of their “hairs-breadth” now, and extremely their feel of value and self-esteem is improved. -This parish is over 200 year olds.[ Buzzers playing on the background ][ Indistinct chatter] The interesting part here is that the clothesare donated by the community from around here. Many of these are designer drapes, patches that for some reason beings don’t want anymore and are sent now. -All the money raised with the sales of these journals is used to maintain the church, and to help the Refugee House, and the people that are hosted there. It’s a very interesting job.I think it’s reciprocal: you facilitate someone out andyou be brought to an end being helped, extremely. -I work with soap. It’s a hobby. -Cool! -Actually, I’ve studiedLanguages and Political Science. I’ve been a teacher in the United District, I’m an translator and translator through the State. But I’m not individual citizens. So the first thing I’m going to do when I go back is to get my citizenship, as soon as I got to get. Casa de Cludia is a religious institution that was founded 45 years ago and it begun back then as asocial assistance project.We started to develop ahuman development program called Faith in the Future.Inside this project we have a revenue generation workshop, where I can identify who is the head of a household, and then I begin sanctioning them. Typically it is maidens, so we empower them and we give them so they are unable fulfilltheir beneficial capacity, right, as the head of their household. But in order to wreak her in, we need shops for children, where shecan maintain their own children during her categorizes; I need meat baskets becauseshe may have to give up her side job in order to come here, take the coursesand develop herself.-The exceed area … and split. -Apart from being an opportunity tomake new friendships, this gives me the opportunity tolearn brand-new talents, because learn is life-long, and it gives me the opportunityto maybe, in the future, open my own business and generateextra revenue for their own families. This programme was initiated in 2001 andthe first class started in 2002, in Recife, Pernambuco, with 61 young students chosen at the time. In 2004, the school entered the area of Social Responsibility, aiming to optimize programsdedicated to teaching youth about social questions, and mainlyabout environmental protection. They’re 16 -to-2 0-year-olds, public high school students. Nowadays we have, on average, a little over 3,000 shown students, and these young studentsgo through a trend, that’s part of theAmigo do Seguro program. I intend to join the job marketas soon as possible, and I intend to study Biology in college. This is an opportunity we can’t let pass by. It’s free, and nowadays we don’t havemany chances in our country’s place, and we learn many new things now, and it’s difficult to have thatopportunity outside of here.[ Motorcycle dins] I’ve been living in Vidigal for 56 years; I was actually born in Vidigal, delivered by a midwife. And talking about Siti, this is a space that previously was a 20 ton landfill, and now it is a formalized opening, with six parties working here professionally. We receive peoplefrom many different communites, that come to see our recycling operate. We too work with teaching children. -It’s a yummy clam for later, huh ?! -It’s a great salad! -Put it here, seem! I’m from So Paulo, but I’ve been livingin Vidigal for the past 10 times, and Siti is a great example of a sit that came to be without support, time with willpower and hard work. My project is called’ Art Saves’.We’ve started with visual arts first-class, where children decorate picturesand exchange them for toys, clothing, whatever they requestedin exchange for it .[ Cajn playing, guitar in the background] This is an excelent seat! The students – I want, there’s a public high school that’s part of this, so I think it’s wonderful for the students. It’s not a concrete-filled, urban infinite. So I think it’s fantastic.It’s naturally sustainable! In now we’ll try to maintainthis plant, remove the dry leaves and try to revive it.If we’re not able to do it, we’ll use this vase for new arrangements with the seedlings that we’re recoveringback there, and that are growing well. We reuse the soil, and then we use the leaves for composting. Our space is small, so we end upnot expend all the leaves, but we don’t throw them away, we don’t.[ Indistinct chatter] We start with the more damaged ones.This part, for example, was very damaged by rainstorms andexposition to the elements. It would be at least four timesas expensive if we discarded these encloses to use new ones, and we’d generate a great amount of waste.So this form of restorationis almost a homage to the work that was done 100 years ago, aiming to keep the style and looking for compatible woodfor this material. These are one hundred-year-old bricksand are still beautiful today, so “what were doing” is reusing information materials left over from demolitions, which in this case, information materials expended comes from demolition places inside this same building, So the concept of this project is creating perceptible electrical stations to reduce costs, and it’s even a bit more complicated when you’re intention it, because you have to draw all the installations harmoniously.It’s easier when the facilities are embedded into the wall, but designing it carefully can result in a cheaper final project.[ Wind] It’s 100% electric.There’s no combustion going on; you can feel the completeabsence of hums, right? It has only one absurd torque, from 0 to 100 in 6 seconds. It has two driving arrangements :’D rive ‘, which is the one we’re abusing now, that’s more powerful, more likea sportscar, or’ Ecomode ‘. The fannies are made from PET bottle fibers, entirely recycled, very low maintenance. This is a photovoltaic panel. It capturessolar energy and transposes it to the 12 V battery, that’s the common car battery. If only a percentage ofRio de Janeiro’s taxis were electric, can you imagine the amount of CO, or thequality of our aura, how it would be better? I signify, it would push things, the marketwould position itself around it, and then the public would expect it.I don’t need a powerful motor in my gondola. Here I don’t is dependent upon a combustion locomotive, I don’t depend on fuel, on combustion; I don’t need those items in a car.I just need the car to work. I’m Rio, how glad it is. I’m Rio, and I take care of my municipality. I’m Rio, and it’s from my nature. Being Carioca is great! I’m proud of being born now. Of not littering the floor. With those acts, I can reflect And set an example for the population. This is my beautiful Rio, Privileged by nature, I’m Rio, so much happiness. I’m Rio, and I take care of my metropolitan. I’m Rio, and it’s from my centre. Being Carioca is great! Rio de Janeiro, of tambourine rhythms, of cuca tones, with samba all year round So come on, become members of it, you too.You’ll identify what Rio’s about. And what does Rio have? We have the Tijuca Forest, Po de Acar! We have Cristo Redentor, the Urca Mountain! The Lagoon, the Corcovado, beautiful beaches! Be a Carioca you too! I’m Rio, so much happiness. I’m Rio, and I take care of my metropolitan. I’m Rio, and it’s from my nature. Being Carioca is great!.