SUSTAINABILITY - small steps

Creating a sustainable home in the middle of Rio de Janeiro seems like an impossible dream but we are doing what we can to move closer to that goal. We have reduced our weekly garbage by 75% by using a fairly new and mostly ignored city recycling service and by creating a large compost bin for the masses of fruit and vegetable waste. We heat all our water with solar panels on the roof and have begun plans to collect and reuse rain water as this country faces massive problems of empty reservoirs and desertification.