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David Suzuki | Uruguay's President Jose Mujica has few possessions, donates most of his salary to small businesses and the poor, and lives in a ramshackle farmhouse with his wife. But don't call him "poor"!
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Ben Powless | The Rio+20 Earth Summit has been called too little, too late, but there may be some positive developments from social movements that met during the talks.
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David Suzuki | The first Rio Earth Summit failed in many ways, but it led to important policies and laws, including Ontario's Endangered Species Act.
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Maude Barlow and Meera Karunananthan | Gandhi said it best: "the Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not enough to satisfy every man's greed." This is truer of the world's freshwater supply now than ever before.
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Maude Barlow, Wenonah Hauter | At the Rio +20 conference to protect our common resources from private interests, the Stockholm International Water Institute’s decision to award PepsiCo for water efficiency is a cruel irony.
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Brent Patterson | I am in Porto Alegre, Brazil, with Blue Planet Project organizer Anil Naidoo for a Thematic Social Forum (titled "Capitalist Crisis, Social and Environmental Justice").
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Meera Karunananthan | For decades, the industries that thrive on destroying the planet have co-opted environmental discourse. A corporate water conference in Amsterdam provides insights into what to expect at Rio+20.