The Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center (SU-EFC) is providing support to EPA’s Office of International and Tribal Affairs to Strengthen and implement public participation in environmental decision-making and other activities conducted in Brazil. The SU-EFC is providing technical assistance on public participation capacity building for the community-based solid-waste management project, ReciclAção, in the community of Prazeres, Rio de Janeiro (a favela, or slum, of the city). The ReciclAção project is designed to recycle a large portion of its solid wastes and to earn money from the sale of recyclables to fund environmental risk reductions and community improvements, including public participation and environmental education.

Project News:

Sep 14, 2015 – Seminar Explores Comparisons in Community Engagement, Environmental Justice, and Sustainability Between Sister Cities