There is a huge distance separating the Peoples Summit and the Riocentro convention center where world leaders are meeting for Rio+20. And this distance is not only in terms of kilometers, but also political. Parallel to the high level negotiations, the Peoples Summit hosted an array of events in a less formal setting. Some claim that the actual solutions are being formed there, through day-to-day interactions by members of the civil society.
Several demonstrations also took place throughout the city and the Peoples Summit. The protagonists are the youth, full in colour, enthusiasm, creativity and brio. Beating the drum for positive changes towards to a greener, more just and happier world.