|Rio de Janeiro. Click for photo credit.|
Brazil has long been of interest to those of us who study sustainability. This country has been innovative in many ways. For example, it has moved heavily into sugar as a source of energy and use tremendous amounts of ethanol.
However, today, I thought I would share with you a US/Brazilian partnership on urban sustainability. The program focuses on developing sustainability policy around two cities, Rio de Janeiro and Philadelphia. Take a look at some of the programs here.
|Philadelphia. Click for photo credit.|
This is a great example of how gentle competition and cooperation can drive innovation in sustainability initiatives. What is happening in your community to encourage positive change? Is your city or state partnering with another in your country or other country to do comparative analysis?