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Accommodation levels in Rio de Janeiro are anticipated to be at full occupancy during the conference. While it is not the responsibility of the United Nations to procure accommodation for the media, it should be noted that the Brazilian national organizing committee for Rio+20 has committed to blocking a minimum of 500 hotel rooms in Rio de Janeiro for media covering the conference. Costs must be covered by the media. For more details, visit: For information regarding room availability please contact: Terramar Travel Agency

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Greer Nicholson on food waste
The Bishop of London is a deeply caring and good man. He rightly notes the loss of momentum in government Green policy-making and says that small personal actions are important.

He targets food waste as a major issue. I never throw away any food I buy as I follow my grandmother's very simple advice of always shopping for food after having an excellent and large meal. It's amazing how much you keep your focus on the list of necessities when you're burping rather than starving.

Promotions urge us to save money by buying more than we need. It's illogical, but we fall for it too often.
At a time when many are feeling poor, buying extra food offers comfort. The best thing that can happen for the environment is for the economy to boom again, very soon. Then, politicians will make the time for better Green policies.

Improved policy seems to come out of happy, positive and prosperous times. With so many businesses and families in trouble right now, food waste seems like a privilege for those just are just barely hanging on.
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