|Rio and You|
|Earth Day scouts.|
But Colombia is also experiencing intense deforestation and overfishing. And in Bogota, at least, pollution seems to go unhindered, while about 100,000 additional gasoline-gobbling cars flood the city annually.
|No Colombian celebration is complete without a señorita. Here's Miss Earth.|
|One Less Car.|
But the reality isn't quite so green.....
|Brisa boasts that its bottled water is 'eco' because you can twist the bottle's neck, to presumably occupy less space in the landfill. Isn't that great, for a virtually unnecessary, completely disposable product?|
|Trash bins in the National Park are labeled for glass, paper, food and other products, but people toss garbage in indiscriminately. And trash collectors dump everything together, anyway.|
|Unheeded, a tanker truck belches smoke into Bogotá's air.|
|A battery recycling stand provides convenient advertising space. Wonder what happens to the old batteries? But wouldn't it be better just to sell rechargeables instead?|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours