15 Apr '11, 6pm

Bolivia Creates New Law To Give Nature The Same Equal Rights As Humans

While Bolivians do harm the environment less overall — it’s mainly because they have less stuff….fewer electronics to suck up energy, less water is available both physically (shortages occur a lot in Bolivia) and financially (too expensive), their houses are smaller and use fewer materials. In a developing country, people generally don’t have as much money to spend on random crap (tons of pairs of shoes, lots of packaged products, etc. However, people litter like crazy, trash is dumped in fields and rivers, an annual burning of fields leaves many cities polluted with thick smoke…etc. Bolivia is a far ways away from imposing a fine for leaving lights on or letting the water run.

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2011/04/15/bolivia-creates-new-la...

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