Come with me on the artsy bohemian graffiti trail in Sao Paulo.

Come with me on the artsy bohemian graffiti trail in Sao Paulo.   Elsie Gabriel   A visit to Sao Paulo's Vila Madalena district and the colorful Batman Alley will leave you astounded. You will get to see all sorts of informal patterns of street art flourishing artistic expressions written literally on the walls. These street artistic offerings spell freedom, and are present in official public spaces such as walls, subways, playgrounds and soccer fields. Vila Madalena breathes culture. Vila Madalena streets offer their walls to graffiti as an transforming art, constantly inviting re-painting,…continue reading →

Surge in voluntary commitments for ocean action as Conference to halt ocean degradation.

  Surge in voluntary commitments for ocean action as Ocean Conference to halt ocean degradation. Elsie Gabriel The UN Oceans Conference opened with the announcement that the United States would exit the Paris Agreement and closed with reaffirmations from the rest of the world to press ahead with their climate plans and a historic Call To Action on conserving marines systems for sustainable development. But climate and ocean are inextricably linked. Can climate change and the ocean crisis be addressed without the world’s largest economy? Leaders from small islands, places most vulnerable to climate…continue reading →

The Eagle has fallen! The world’s largest economy abandons the UN agreements.

The Eagle has fallen!   The world’s largest economy abandons the UN agreements.   Elsie Gabriel   So, Barack Obama could not be more right when he said Trump 'joins a small handful of nations that reject the future'. The U.S. will now be one of only three countries out of 197 nations that isn't signed onto the Paris agreement, with the other two being Nicaragua and war stricken Syria. The Paris agreement  in 2015 set the goal to keep the planet from warming by more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels and is…continue reading →