#VivaTambo: Help build Tambo Recycling and Reuse Center!

Throughout 2018, the citizens of Cusco and the staff of Ecocity Builders have gone to heroic efforts to develop an amazing grassroots eco-neighborhood plan. Through December 31st, Ecocity Builders is pledging to direct half of all proceeds raised to the first of Cusco’s eco-neighborhood projects outlined in the plan, the Tambo Recycling and Reuse Center.

Our goal is to raise $20,000 — $10,000 to support the general operation expenses of Ecocity Builders and $10,000 to build the Tambo Center in Cusco.

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"This is the fundamental common sense rule: Cities and their streets are about people, not cars, and all urban design should think first about the only transit equipment that comes factory-standard for the average human being — our feet."

We hold this truth to be self-evident and...

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One small country's free transit ride policy, one giant car-free transformation for humanity.

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Luxembourg to become first country in world to make public transport free
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Kirstin Miller talks about the #UrbanMetabolism of Cusco at the neighborhood level during the ICLEI World Congress 2018 workshop entitled "Building a circular economy through urban metabolism".

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The Urban Metabolism of Cusco (Peru)
Presentation of Kirstin Miller on the urban metabolism of Cusco (Peru) especially at the neighbourhood level. Kirstin is Executive Director of the Oakland-ba...
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Did you see the premiere of the TAMBO video this morning? There's still time to support a community-driven #CircularEconomy on GivingTuesday.

Donate today at

#VivaTambo #ZeroWaste #Reuse #Recycle #Compost

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The community of Camino Real in Cusco, Peru is building EL TAMBO, a zero waste center as part of a sustainable neighborhood plan that rehabilitates the land, gathers the community, and boosts local employment. If EL TAMBO is successful, the Camino Real community plans to support their neighboring communities in the development of their own Tambo Centers! Support TAMBO at