08 January 2012

Waste Land

"It's easy for you to be sitting there at home in front of your television, consuming what you want and tossing everything in the trash, and leaving it out on the street for the garbage truck to take away. But where does that garbage go?"-Magna, a "garbage picker" of Jardim Gramacho, one of the world's largest landfills, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, America.

WASTE LAND Official Trailer from Almega Projects on Vimeo.

If you do one thing this year to learn about the impact of 20th century living, watch this documentary. And if you go to work in 12 hours, feeling miserable, think about the dignidade that these men and women feel directly lowering Rio's carbon footprint, and then consider what you can do today, this week, this year to feel dignidade in your role, wherever it may be. If all you're doing is making money to consume things to throw them out and consume some more, maybe it's time to make a living some other way.

Whether creating garbage, or picking through it, we all have a role to play in América, and consequentially, Mama*Earth.

reciclaGEM. it's a movement.

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