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SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND/OR DIGITAL INNOVATION

Origins Brazil

Forestry and Agricultural Management and Certification Institute (IMAFLORA) - Piracicaba (SP)

MAIN THEME: Environment 
 
SUMMARY 
Origens Brasil defends the paths for the sustainable development of the Amazon based on valuing the economic activities of traditional populations and indigenous peoples, their cultures and way of life.
 
GOALS
Encouraging and facilitating the development of the standing forest economy in territories of socio-environmental diversity, creating mechanisms capable of adding value to the chains of socio-biodiversity, valuing the territories, products, traditional populations and indigenous peoples who live there.
 
DESCRIPTION
Designed to increase the income of traditional populations, the initiative reduces intermediaries in the marketing of products, bringing the producer closer to the consumer in an ethical, transparent and balanced way.
The collaborative network is made up of companies, support institutions, producers and consumers who are responsible for making product information available on a digital platform. In this environment, everyone starts to promote governance that privileges the social and environmental conditions of the territories, fairer trade and the valorization of local production. Thus, it is possible to know the history of each product that arrives in your hands.
 
RESULTS ACHIEVED
More than 1,500 producers from 34 ethnic groups are currently participating in the initiative. There are 40 community organizations involved, 14 companies and 36 products with the Origens Brasil seal.
 
CONTACT: 
Address: Estrada Chico Mendes, 185 – Sertãozinho – Piracicaba (SP)
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Phone number: (19) 3429-0837
 

SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND/OR DIGITAL INNOVATION

Civic Audit in Health Services

Supervisory and Control Institute (IFC) - Brasília (DF)

MAIN THEME: Education 
 
SUMMARY 
Providing pedagogical experiences of social control for the citizen and evaluating the basic health services offered to the community.
 
GOALS
Supervising and demand from the public sector quality services by empowering civil society to supervise Basic Health Units, generate reports and deliver them to the appropriate authorities.
 
DESCRIPTION
Every Brazilian citizen has the right and the duty to supervise and demand from the public sector quality health services. But it is necessary to create this habit among people, to show what the  mechanisms of control are, to know how to identify problems and solutions and to count on collective participation.
Based on its own methodology, focused on the care and the services of the Brazilian Unified Health System (SUS), the group trains volunteers to supervise Basic Health Units.
Thus, with the participation of civil society, public management is always attentive to improving the quality of health systems.
 
 
RESULTS ACHIEVED
With the mobilization of the local community, more than 2,000 civic auditors have already been mobilized in 58 cities in eight Brazilian states. More than 13,000 audit findings were identified. It was also created the application “Adopt a Health Center”, so that any user can follow the situation of the Health Unit in their neighborhood, in addition to supervise, point out problems and solutions. 
 
 
CONTACT:
Address: CLN 409 Bloco D, 215 – Asa Norte – Brasília (DF) 
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Phone number: (61) 3224-4368
 

SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND/OR DIGITAL INNOVATION

Architecture in the Outskirts

Institute for Advising Women and Innovation (IAMÍ) - Belo Horizonte (MG)

MAIN THEME: Housing
 
SUMMARY 
A transformative idea indoors. This is the initiative Architecture in the Outskirts, which enables women to have autonomy in projects of construction and renovation of their own houses.
 
GOALS
The initiative of the Institute for Advising Women and Innovation (IAMÍ) is a method that provides technical advice to small groups of women in  social vulnerability situation. It aims to encourage their autonomy, collective work and their emancipation, by promoting changes in the lives of people who are connected to them. 
 
DESCRIPTION
The methodology is divided into three stages (planning, construction and follow-up workshops) and offers skills in design, scale, calculation and finance. In addition, it provides microcredit so that participants can have better housing conditions.
 
The team and the participants join efforts to make the work faster and to create a sense of collectivity, encouraging women to be multipliers of what they have learned.
 
 
RESULTS ACHIEVED
So far, after more than 100 meetings and workshops with groups of women, approximately 400 people have benefited from 20 renovated houses and another 10 with work in progress.
 
CONTACT
Address: Rua Horizonte, 298 – Paraíso – Belo Horizonte (MG)
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Phone number: (31) 3199-69513
 

INCOME GENERATION

The Transforming Cotton Weft

Justa Trama Central Cooperative - Porto Alegre (RS)

MAIN THEME: Income 
 
SUMMARY 
Justa Trama's initiative is about the development of the agroecological cotton chain in all production links, from planting to the production and marketing of clothing. The process, based on solidarity economy, establishes fair values for each stage of production, without intermediaries.
 
GOALS
Promoting the economic security of workers in the agroecological cotton production chain through networking and the foundations of the solidarity economy. 
 
DESCRIPTION
Cotton is practically unanimous in the wardrobe of all Brazilians, yet many families who grow it have a low income.
 
The Justa Trama Cooperative was born in 2005 with the idea of adding value to the final product and ensuring a good remuneration for all stages of manufacturing.
 
Justa Trama is the largest production chain in the textile making segment of the solidarity economy and its products are sold in various states of the country and abroad. The revenues from this process are distributed fairly among all links in this production chain, ensuring more income and a better quality of life for all.
 
RESULTS ACHIEVED
By integrating workers from the various agroecological cotton production links - from planting, spinning, weaving to clothing and product making - 30% to 100% higher turnover has been made possible for more than 500 families involved.
 
CONTACT 
Address: Rua Affonso Paulo Feijó, 501 – Sarandi – Porto Alegre (RS)
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Phone number: (51) 3344-3454

COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT OF AGROECOLOGICAL COTTON

The Transforming Cotton Weft

Justa Trama Central Cooperative - Porto Alegre (RS)

MAIN THEME: Environment
 
SUMMARY
In this initiative, cotton is planted in an agroecological way, intercropped with other crops and without pesticides. In the local context, community organization is fostered through women's-led community banks and income-generating training.
 
GOALS
Promoting the integration of workers into the agroecological cotton production chain, from planting, processing to clothing production.
 
DESCRIPTION
 
Conventional cotton is responsible for the consumption of 25% of the world's pesticides and is practically unanimous in the wardrobe of all Brazilians.
 
The Justa Trama Cooperative was born in 2005 with the purpose of promoting a social and environmental transformation in the cotton producers network. Currently, Justa Trama centralizes an entire chain involved in the production of clothing and products from agroecological cotton.
 
Justa Trama is the largest production chain in the solidarity economy segment, joining forces of workers from the Brazilian states of Rio Grande do Sul, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Ceará and Rondônia. This process, which begins in the planting of agroecological cotton, goes until the commercialization of pieces for Brazil and for the world, generating employment, income and environmental awareness.
 
RESULTS ACHIEVED
Justa Trama is recognized worldwide for its work in addressing poverty through an alternative development model, promoting commitment to the environment and the safety of farmers by strengthening the agroecological cotton production model in the country.
 
CONTACT 
Address: Rua Affonso Paulo Feijó, 501 – Sarandi – Porto Alegre (RS)
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Phone number: (51) 3344-3454
 

COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT OF AGROECOLOGICAL COTTON

Agroecological Cotton in the Strengthening of Family Farming and Associativism

Educational and Cultural Development Association of Tauá - Tauá (CE)

MAIN THEME: Environment
 
SUMMARY
The initiative aims to promote the improvement of quality of life of farmers and associated family farmers through the production, processing and marketing of agroecological cotton, based on solidarity socioeconomy, conservation of environmental resources and promotion of family farming.
 
GOALS
Developing cotton planting on agroecological basis by preserving natural resources and aiming at improving the quality of life of the families involved. The initiative aims to generate income through commercialization towards a solidarity economy and the promotion of sustainable development.
 
DESCRIPTION
The Social Technology is focused on strengthening the concept of environmental preservation, as well as the development of organic mixed cultivation of cotton, maize, bean and sesame, produced on an agroecological basis. The proposal aims at social responsibility and concern for the quality of life of producers and consumers, based on ecologically correct and healthy sustainable production.
 
RESULTS ACHIEVED
Among the several results already obtained, the improvement of the associated farmers' income through the sale of agroecological cotton and other products stands out.
 
 
CONTACT
Address: Av. Hélio Pedrosa Castelo, 2060 - Aldeota – Tauá (CE)
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Phone number: (88) 99951-0009
 

COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT OF AGROECOLOGICAL COTTON

Agroecological Cotton Generating Income and Knowledge in Curimataú Paraibano

Association for Supporting Policies for Improving Quality of Life, Environment and Family Production Verticalization - Remígio (PB)

MAIN THEME: Environment
 
SUMMARY 
Dealing with the difficulty of obtaining agroecological cotton certification, the producers of the settlement in Queimadas (PB) decided to organize themselves in a Participative Acceptance and Compliance Body (OPAC) to certify agroecological production and ensure its commercialization. Farmers are certified as organic producers.
 
GOALS
Expanding and guaranteeing the sustainability of Borborema Network for Agroecology through the technical support of the families that produce agroecological cotton in Queimadas settlement.
 
DESCRIPTION
Dealing with the difficulty of obtaining agroecological cotton certification through the audit process, the producers of Queimadas settlement decided to come together in search of an effective solution. It was then that they organized themselves in a Participative Acceptance and Compliance Body (OPAC), founding the Borborema Network for Agroecology.
After a long process of adaptation with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, the Borborema  Network for Agroecology became the first OPAC of Paraíba, authorizing its farmers to use the organic seal in their products. The seal provided with added value to organic / agroecological production and facilitated the marketing process in the Brazilian organic market.
 
RESULTS ACHIEVED
Borborema Network for Agroecology has brought freedom and autonomy to family farmers. The network currently has 34 certified family farmers and five production groups in the state of Paraíba.
 
CONTACT
Address: Rua Euclides Camilo de Souza, 19 - São Judas Tadeu – Remígio (PB)
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Phone number: (83) 9982-6195
 

EDUCATION

Social Technologies and Natural Sciences Training of Rural Educators

Federal University of Viçosa (UFV) - Viçosa (MG)

MAIN THEME: Education

Aiming at meaningful, contextualized, active learning and training by area of knowledge, this initiative proposes teaching natural sciences related to agroecology. Students are encouraged to research and choose social technologies to solve problems in their community and then produce textbooks for rural schools.


GOALS

Promoting meaningful learning of the natural sciences through social technologies appropriate to agroecology and rural populations.


DESCRIPTION

The proposal of studying the natural sciences from social technologies emerged through the demands for quality Rural Education, focused on the realities and specificities of the rural people and the formation by area of knowledge. In addition, social technologies integrate popular and scientific knowledge, which is also proposed by Rural Education.

RESULTS ACHIEVED

Several studies have already been produced from the initiative. Among them, a final work for undergraduate, abstracts in symposium of  undergraduate scientific research and the elaboration of 22 booklets (textbooks) by undergraduate students in the field of Education - natural sciences (Licena).

CONTACT
Address: Avenida Purdue, s/n, Campus Universitário - Centro – Viçosa (MG)

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Phone number: (31) 3899-2415

EDUCATION

Active School

Sports & Education Institute (IEE) - São Paulo (SP)

MAIN THEME: Education

The Active School values the school as a significant space for conscious practice of physical education and sports and qualifies and expands the range of regular activities for students, from kindergarten through high school. In the initiative, students have the opportunity to practice sports, play, participate in physical education classes and get involved in actions, projects and workshops of body practices that take place in school spaces and periods.

GOALS

Contributing to the training of teachers, managers, coordinators and community leaders for the construction of network active schools, aiming at the qualification of the pedagogical practice and the expansion of the access of children and youth to physical education, sports and physical activity.

DESCRIPTION

The creation process involves sensitization of managers and teachers, formation of the Management Council, diagnosis, construction of action plan, qualification of practices and action. Children and young people develop important skills for citizenship, such as participating more actively in school routine and improving their academic performance and attention span.


RESULTS ACHIEVED

In 2018 and 2019 Active School was present in 41 municipalities, it had 3,479 professionals who applied and produced 1,979 pedagogical projects, and it was present in 107 educational sport events and 92 action plans in schools.

CONTACT

Address: Rua Luis Gonzaga Azevedo Neto, 79 - Morumbi - São Paulo (SP)

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Phone number: (11) 5579-8695

EDUCATION

Let's SHORTen This Story?

Erem Frei Orlando - Itambé (PE)

MAIN THEME: Education

The Let's SHORTen This Story? initiative urges students to revisit and produce the narratives of their favorite movies, series, and games, rewriting new story endings.

GOALS

Stimulating students' interest in the classroom by encouraging them to write and produce their own stories and thus be able to create short films based on subjects of interest.

DESCRIPTION

A common complaint among Erem Frei Orlando school teachers was the students' lack of motivation and disinterest in reading and writing in the classroom, reflected in poor grades and dropout. It was then that a teacher raised the question: "Why were the heroes of these young people not part of the school's literary debate on the same scale as they occupied the imagination of young people outside of it?" Thus came the initiative Let's SHORTen This Story? with the aim of enticing students to revisit and produce the narratives of films, series and games they like most in short films.

In this process, in addition to much reading, research, writing of original scripts, involving all disciplines and the academic community, there was also a field visit to a closer cinema - since until then the community was devoid of one. Among the results, the city even won the screening of films produced by students in public square for the leisure of the whole community.

RESULTS ACHIEVED

The initiative resulted in more cheerful students with more self-esteem who regularly attend classes, engage and are eager to read, to produce even their own book of more than 20 short stories, including short film scripts and the possibility to continue producing other stories.

CONTACT

Address: Rua Ademar Correia de Melo, 226 - Planalto – Itambé (PE)

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Phone number: (81) 3635-3924

EARLY CHILDHOOD

Home Visitation in Early Childhood

Rio Grande do Sul Health Secretariat - Porto Alegre (RS)

MAIN THEME: Health

The Better Early Childhood Program (PIM) brings unique intervention proposals, relevant to the reality of each family. The home visit are for the appreciation of the family, the home and the community as privileged spaces for the promotion of health and well-being. The activity performed directly in the houses allows the PIM team to know the family structure and dynamics and to identify potentialities and risk factors.

GOALS

Through home visitation, PIM aims to promote the stimulation of child development, the strengthening of family ties and the identification of the specific needs of each individual benefited.

DESCRIPTION

In the most vulnerable areas of Rio Grande do Sul, worrying figures of underprivileged and underweight children and high mortality rates were observed. It was necessary to intervene, especially in the early childhood phase, as families were removed from the education and health network.

The PIM program has helped to change this scenario. Through family home visits, it encourages child development, identifying specific needs of each beneficiary and strengthening family ties. The visits use recreation as technology, a strategy that strengthens the construction of knowledge and care practices favorable to the integral development of the child.

Visitors revitalize expressions of affection, creativity and fantasy. Guidelines and games are proposed in order to contemplate the child development or the gestational period of each beneficiary. After the sessions, the PIM is able to identify important aspects about each household as well as the community.

RESULTS ACHIEVED

In 2016, PIM served as a model for the nationwide home visiting program, the Happy Child Program. In addition to enabling important listening work in underprivileged communities, PIM has helped to reduce the infant mortality rate by valuing affection and attention in the family environment. More than 200,000 children and 50,000 pregnant women have already been attended.

CONTACT

Address: Avenida Borges de Medeiros 1501 - Centro - Porto Alegre (RS)

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Phone number: (51) 3288-5888

EARLY CHILDHOOD

Riverside Early Childhood Program – PIR

Sustainable Amazon Foundation - Tefé (AM)

MAIN THEME: Health

The Riverside Early Childhood Initiative (PIR), created in 2012, aims to address a specific problem that exists in traditional Amazon communities to access basic health services for pregnant women and children from zero to six years old. Thus, PIR aims to improve the method of home visitation focusing on the integral development of riverside children, by training Community Health Agents.

GOALS

Contributing to the development of caregivers of children, strengthening the bond between parents and children, and developing skills of community health workers.

DESCRIPTION

The PIR trains community health workers to assist in health monitoring in Tefé riverside families, in the Amazon, and contributes to the development of children in the region.

The first step is to build a bond with the municipality, involving the Secretariats of Health, Education and Social Assistance. Then, the knowledge of health agents is improved and community agents are formed.

Every agent receives a training course on child rights, breastfeeding, child health handbook, among other topics related to pregnant women. The Sustainable Amazon Foundation has also developed the Home Visitation Guide and a form installed on tablets, which helps to feed the state of Amazonas with data from these regions.

RESULTS ACHIEVED

The initiative served as the basis for the creation of a public policy of Early Childhood in the Amazon and contributes tools towards reaching all children in the state, regardless of where they live.

CONTACT

Address: Rua Álvaro Braga, 351 - Parque 10 de Novembro – Manaus (AM)

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Phone number: (92) 4009-8900

INTERNATIONAL

Environmentally Sustainable Schools and 3R Culture

National Institute of Student Welfare (INABIE) - Santo Domingo Dominican Republic

MAIN THEME: Environment

This initiative promotes environmental awareness and solid waste management habits in schools and homes. With students and teachers of 3R, they learn the importance of reducing, recycling and reusing solid waste in schools.

GOALS

Facilitating changes in the culture of students and the entire school community for social, economic and environmental sustainability by establishing management habits and proper waste disposal in each school center involved, even use and recycling.

DESCRIPTION

The R for reduce means that the use of plastic containers such as lids and cups should be reduced. The R for reuse symbolizes the reuse of articles such as paper, folders and books. the R for recycling consists of sorting, sorting and storing solid waste and then turning it into new products.

RESULTS ACHIEVED

The initiative has already managed to: train 440 teachers, train 3,750 students as Environmental Delegates and 2,062 students as Environmental Leaders, form 65 trained Committees for 3R Managers and impact more than 50,000 people.

CONTACT

Address: Calle Augusto Sanchez nº 41 – Piantini - Santo Domingo / República Dominicana

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Phone number: 809 753-2750

INTERNATIONAL

Atlantic Waves Program for Initial Generation of Scientific Vocations

Universidad Simón Bolívar - Barranquilla, Colombia

MAIN THEME: Education

If the problems students experience in their local communities are not taken into account, all the knowledge shared in the traditional school can often become irrelevant. The Atlantic Waves Program emerged with the aim of encouraging scientific and technological thinking since childhood, so that children understand and contribute solutions to the reality in which they are inserted.

GOALS

The goal is that, through research, children and young people will be protagonists in a cycle that involves their own intellectual growth and vocation, as they create innovative alternatives that help in the development of their region.

DESCRIPTION

The first stage is the formation of groups in which children and young people are the main protagonists, generating spaces for socialization and negotiation. In the second stage of this methodological route there is the disturbing question that arises from each child or young person who, by their critical capacity, observation and amazement, wishes to understand their reality.

RESULTS ACHIEVED

In operation since 2008, the Atlantic Waves Program has already allowed the support of 350 research groups, composed of 28.5 thousand children and 497 teachers, awakening in all the love for science and social transformation.

CONTACT

Address: Cra 54 Nº 59 - 102 - El Prado – Barranquilla / Colômbia

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Phone number: 57 3106013657

INTERNATIONAL

Public Purchases in Maya-Ch'orti Indigenous Territories

Association for the Integral Development of Producers of the Ch’orti ’Area - Chiquimula, Guatemala

MAIN THEME: Food

The purpose is to strengthen household and community incomes by linking agricultural productivity with public procurement in the Ch'orti region. Women's participation is prioritized, generating empowerment and participation to ensure the well-being of individuals, groups and communities.

GOALS

Improving the general standard of living of indigenous families in the Ch'orti region through strategic alliances for the sale of agricultural products, based on the school feeding law in the country (Decree-Law N° 16/2017), attending the school and the common good.

DESCRIPTION

Since 2006, the Chorti Fresca Association has promoted an innovative project that is committed to improving the quality of life of the Ch'orti indigenous population. The initiative aims to include the feeding of children from public facilities, making effective the school feeding law through participation of the community.

RESULTS ACHIEVED
The results are broad, improving the general standard of living of indigenous families in the Ch'orti region. But it is noteworthy that, so far, 460 families have already implemented 100 hectares of the Kuxur Rum agroforestry system (“my wetland” in Ch'orti language) as a climate change adaptation measure for production in the dry corridor.

CONTACT
Address: Barrio San Sebastián, Jocotán Chiquimula / Guatemala

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Phone number: 502 40321095

EARLY CHILDHOOD

Municipal Breastfeeding Program – Pró-Mamá

Osório City Hall - Osório City Hall Osório (RS)

MAIN THEME: Health

The Pró-Mamá program was created by the Extended Family Health and Primary Care Center (In portuguese NASF). In order to increase the population's access to the program, the team invested in social media and created a breastfeeding and child development app from 0 to 2 years old.

GOALS

Increasing breastfeeding rates, preventing early weaning and ensuring physical and emotional health for both mother and baby during breastfeeding.

DESCRIPTION

The first measure of the program was to form a multidisciplinary team, composed of nutritionists, speech therapists and psychologists. Thus, health professionals are trained to work both during home visits and to attend at Health Units, providing information on the benefits of breastfeeding for children from 0 to 2 years old.

In order to increase the care network, the program has also developed its own content for social networks as well as a free app, where the mother can record and monitor the child's development through feeding tips.

Digital technology is no substitute for face-to-face care, but through social media, it was possible to reach more people who were far from the public system, and turn the app into a powerful tool for measuring breastfeeding data in the town.

RESULTS ACHIEVED

With data collected between 2016 and 2017, Pró-Mamá was able to register an increase from 47.09% to 54% in the exclusive breastfeeding rate for children from 0 to 6 months. The goal now is for social media to reach more people.

CONTACT

Address: Rua Garibaldi, 255 - Sulbrasileiro – Osório (RS)

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Phone number: (51) 3601-3321

WOMEN IN AGROECOLOGY

Educational Program Supporting Sustainable Development – EPSSD

Alternative Technology Service (SERTA) - Glória do Goitá (PE)

MAIN THEME: Education

By identifying the need to value the knowledge and culture of the people of the Ibirim community, in Pernambuco’s Rural Zone, the Alternative Technology Service created a teaching methodology that went beyond the walls of the schools and started to be carried out by several people from the region.

 

GOALS

Providing a methodology that facilitates teaching and learning by encouraging rural people to rescue their own identities and thereby build a new way of gaining knowledge and training educators in the local community.

DESCRIPTION

It is possible to learn from the heart. It was from this thought that the Educational Program for Supporting Sustainable Development developed a teaching system that invites students to tell their own stories. From there, the educator uses the student's reality to teach reading, writing, calculating, while building fundamental values for living in the field: self-esteem, identity, origin, territory, family and work.

RESULTS ACHIEVED

With the success of the idea, the methodology started to be applied in technical courses of Agroecology for graduating professionals. It is a feedback system because the more you know about your region, the more people want to study it. A learning that happens in solidarity, causing everyone to be participant and arousing a sense of belonging.

CONTACT

Address: Povoado Poço da Cruz, Açude Engenheiro Francisco Saboya - Zona Rural – Ibimirim (PE)

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Phone number: (81) 3658-1265

ENVIRONMENT

Miyawaki Amazon Ecosystem Restoration System

Friends of the Amazon Rainforest Institute (ASFLORA) - Benevides (PA)

MAIN THEME: Environment

SUMMARY

Technology is an instrument that aims to bring society closer and raise awareness about the importance of forests from the point of view of preservation and development of the ecosystem. Reforestation promotes the return of the region's biodiversity.

GOALS

Promoting the reforestation of degraded areas and make society aware of the importance of the forest.

DESCRIPTION

Amazon deforestation is a worldwide concern. The reduction of their plant mass impacts the disappearance of species of fauna and flora and, consequently, the life of this ecosystem.

The Miyawaki System performs environmental analysis of soil, water, climate, geography, and local neighborhood.

During the planting period, the ASFLORA Institute, responsible for the System, in partnership with other institutions, holds events in schools, public and private agencies, in which civil society and academia actively participate in the reconstruction of this habitat. As a result, the system also becomes an environmental education and research initiative open to all.

RESULTS ACHIEVED

Between 2001 and 2019, more than 40 social technologies were implemented, totaling about 200,000 seedlings planted in local ecosystem recovery projects.

CONTACT:

Address: Rodovia BR 316, Km 25, S/N – Cajueiro, Benevides (PA)

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Phone number: (91) 3724-1106

ENVIRONMENT

Reuse of Glass Waste from Landfill: Environment and Income

Universidad de Tecnologia do Paraná Toledo (PR)

MAIN THEME: Environment

The initiative seeks to generate income for cooperatives through the presentation of solutions for the use of glass waste in municipal landfills with the commercialization of powdered glass for application in civil construction.

GOALS

Developing sustainable methodologies applicable to the reuse of glass waste found in landfills. Promoting solutions and products with higher added value, thus enabling the strengthening and construction of a regional glass recycling chain.

DESCRIPTION

Glass waste recycling is a serious environmental problem in cities far from industrial production centers. In addition, it is a low-paid activity for cooperatives and waste collectors, making the material difficult to dispose of.

Faced with this problem, the Federal Technological University of Paraná created the initiative by presenting a solution in which powdered glass is used in civil construction replacing sand.

It is used in the manufacture of curbs and benches provided by the city hall in various neighborhoods. That is, the garbage that was once thrown in landfills and vacant lots turns out to benefit the city.

RESULTS ACHIEVED

Since powdered glass is worth up to 25 times more than glass found in landfills, the initiative allows financial aid in the budget of waste collector’s families and cooperatives. In addition, there was a large decrease in environmental impact, as the city of Toledo generates approximately 30 tons of discarded glass each month.

CONTACT:

Address: Rua Cristo Rei, 19 – Vila Becker, Toledo (PR)

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Phone number: (45) 3379-6800

ENVIRONMENT

Planting Waters

Institution: The Green Initiative - São Paulo (SP)

MAIN THEME: Water resources 
 
SUMMARY
An idea that protects water resources and ensures environmental education for the community. This is Planting Waters, by The Green Initiative, an initiative that has been developing in rural São Paulo.
 
GOALS
Conserving water resources based on the environmental adequacy of rural properties, in addition to complying with environmental legislation in a broad and participatory manner. Integrating environmental, social and economic dimensions and encouraging sustainable agriculture such as agroforestry systems.
 
DESCRIPTION
Based on the data that about 60% of the houses deposited waste in rudimentary pits - which consequently polluted the watercourse, the proposal Planting Waters was born.
Technicians identify places where poor sanitation has impacted water quality and caused degradation of soil and riparian forests. Soon after, in conversation with farmers' families and communities, an action plan is elaborated. With low-cost technology, the process of restoration of affected areas is started, ecologically correct pits are installed, as well as extensive education work for sustainable development in rural areas.
 
RESULTS ACHIEVED
In all, 438 families received at least one technology unit, directly reaching 1,740 people. 
 
CONTACT:
Address: Rua João Elias Saada, 106 – Pinheiros, São Paulo (SP) 
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Phone number: (11) 3647-9293
 

WOMEN IN AGROECOLOGY

Women Protagonists in Processing Agroecological Products

Agricultural Cooperative of Alagoas - Flexeiras (AL)

MAIN THEME: Food 

SUMMARY 

In order to generate income for rural women, the Agroecological Products Benefit House was built. The cooperative grew with the adaptation of traditional recipes and the professionalization of participants through training courses. The products are sold, generating income for the women involved.

GOALS 

Implementing the processing of food products from agroecological raw material, seeking efficiency throughout the process.

DESCRIPTION  

Many women were dissatisfied with local production, which targeted non-regional products. From this concern, leaders of the cooperative and women from the community organized themselves, started holding awareness meetings, as well as visits to the rural properties of the participants. Here was the raw material they needed and a variety of ingredients available to transform that cooperative's goal.

The initiative was presented to all women, with workshops in the houses of the cooperative, and they were about teamwork, cleaning and organization of the environment, culinary techniques, as well as standardization measures that enabled the marketing of products.

RESULTS ACHIEVED 

Products such as jams and fruit jellies, cakes, breads and cookies are sold in the region and the capital of Alagoas, directly impacting the income generation of these women.

CONTACT: 

Address: Rodovia AL 430 – Km 05 - Zona Rural – Flexeiras (AL) 

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Phone number: (82) 98232-1699

WOMEN IN AGROECOLOGY

Pitanga Rosa: Agroecology, Health and Quality of Life

Pitanga Rosa Association - Chapecó (SC)

MAIN THEME: Environment

SUMMARY  

The initiative is made up of women and their families with the purpose of rescuing and preserving, through voluntary and collective work, native seeds and seedlings, for cultivation and processing of medicinal plants. In addition, it seeks to raise awareness about the importance of healthy eating and the use of herbal medicine to prevent and treat disease and produce food free from pesticides.

GOALS 

Rescuing and preserving, through voluntary and collective work, native seeds and seedlings, for cultivation and processing of medicinal plants and awareness of the importance of healthy eating and the use of herbal medicine.

DESCRIPTION  

Concerned about the health of the community and the growing use of pesticides in the region's food, a group of women, also formed by popular educators, began the initiative: planting a garden of native plants and training community residents for planting, growing and handling of food and medicinal plants.

The work takes place on a voluntary basis and the counterpart is to receive free courses, lectures, medicines, seedlings and seeds, turning the region into a large field of study. The surplus of all that is produced is sold at the group's headquarters and at cultural and community events.

RESULTS ACHIEVED 

Encouraging group members and their families to be part of this exchange of knowledge and the need for environmental preservation, the initiative has aroused interest from students and researchers from across the region. It receives about 980 visitors every month.

CONTACT: 

Address: Linha Faxinal dos Rosas - meio rural – Chapecó (SC) 

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Phone number: (49) 4998-82644

INCOME GENERATION

Community-Based Tourism: Improving Lives and Preserving the Environment

Mamirauá Sustainable Development Institute (IDSM) - Tefé (AM)

Main Theme: Income

SUMMARY

Community-Based Tourism (CBT) aims to generate economic benefits, promote the social development of residents and the conservation of the environment. Over the past 20 years, management of Pousada Uacari has become an important source of sustainable income for the residents of Reserva Mamirauá.

GOALS

Community-Based Tourism is a social technology whose main purpose is to contribute to the socio-economic development of Mamirauá Reserve's residents through an income alternative and the protection of the environment.

DESCRIPTION

Pousada Uacari is an enterprise run by the Mamirauá Institute and an association of residents of Mamirauá Reserve communities. In it, riverside communities have found a great option for income generation, social transformation and environmental preservation in the region.

Called Community-Based Tourism, the methodology enables local residents to carry out the tourism activity. They are guided by the principles of solidarity economy, local cultural valorization and, mainly, protagonism. In addition to generating income for local communities, it ensures the preservation of the environment.

RESULTS ACHIEVED

The 11 communities involved work directly in the rotation of activities, providing opportunities for all to share the economic benefits of tourism. In the last 11 years, more than R$ 3 million has already been generated through services and sales of local products.

CONTACTO:

Address: Estrada do Bexiga, 2584 – Fonte Boa – Tefé (AM)

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Phone number: (97) 3343-9784

INCOME GENERATION

Creativity - Logic - Opportunity - Growth (Clog)

Institute of Research in Technology and Innovation - Santa Luzia do Itanhy (SE)

MAIN THEME: Income

Clog is a social technology in the area of Information Technology (IT) that selects and qualifies public school students to learn advanced programming and act as basic programming instructors for other students. They are encouraged to organize collective endeavors, to explore IT business opportunities in order to ensure sustainability.

GOALS

Promoting creative and digital entrepreneurship in IT in extremely poor communities and those far from major centers.

DESCRIPTION

Santa Luzia do Itanhy (SE) is a region with about 13,000 inhabitants, where most of them live in rural areas or riverside communities. More than 50% of families are dependent on Bolsa Familia (family allowance). It is in this scenario that a transformative action takes place.

Since 2013, young people from Itanhy have come into contact with programming and creative and digital entrepreneurship. Called Clog, the initiative initially selected about 300 teenagers to take Logical Thinking classes and Scratch - programming teaching technology developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Four students started reapplying the knowledge acquired in the region's public schools, resulting in a new horizon for them, who see new professional and income generation possibilities, directly impacting the future of each one and their families.

RESULTS ACHIEVED

The initiative has already resulted in partnerships with Microsoft, which has trained basic computer instructors, as well as jobs generated in Information Technology in other states. In all, more than 800 young people have benefited. The expectation now is the opening of the company itself, believing in the potential that young people have to become entrepreneurs.

CONTACT

Address: Avenida Principal, 272 – Povoado do Crasto – Santa Luzia do Itanhy (SE)

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Phone number: (79) 3027-6866