At a recent Rio+20 presentation at the Museum of Modern Art (MAM), the director shared information about the current pilot project of urban permaculture and agroforestry systems in the Complexo do Alemão: Rio+20 Rio+Verde.
This program, with the support of the NGO Ciclo Sustainable, is focused on finding practical sustainable solutions addressing waste treatment, solar heating, and food forests throughout Brazil.
“Our work in Complexo do Alemão was done with the input of the people, we met with the community to understand their needs and developed a practical and effective plan based on their input.”
For Amorim, the will of the people is what is the most important in finding solutions to the environmental issues that now threaten the globe. His work in cinema and on the ground with projects like Rio+20 Rio+Verde push the idea that government’s decision are not enough to make the changes necessary to make a difference.