Introducing the Iracambi Crew – post 2

This blog I thought I would introduce some of the new volunteers that have arrived at Iracambi

Meet Mimi/Mia/Francesca:MimiIMG_3531

Mimi, as she prefers to be called, is a lawyer from Germany. But I don’t think the term lawyer alone does her justice and I don’t think she would appreciate me defining her by her nationality so scratch that. She is exploring whether the legal ...

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Birdwatchers visit Iracambi



Birds, so many birds! This weekend Iracambi was visited by a group of Brasilian birdwatchers who wanted to explore the Atlantic Forest in order to monitor changes of the various species in the area and to have FUN! Ricardo, the coordinator of the group, was kind enough to allow Tom and I to join their adventures.

We woke up at 5am before ...

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Life at Iracambi – a first encounter



I have arrived – I being me, Imran Viroomal, the new communications coordinator – to Iracambi where the sun is shining, the birds are chattering and the streams are flowing. I decided to take the long way to Iracambi which involved an 11 hour bus journey ...

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Bye bye, American Pie(/University)


It’s been a quiet start to the week here in Minas Gerais, as yesterday we said our goodbyes to the great group of graduate students from American University in Washington DC.

For 2 weeks, the 11-strong group along with professor and returning Iracambista Eve were a tour de force in the Graminha community, working to develop a proposal for how we encourage more popular ...

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Peer Awards approaching fast!

Peer Awards

Last month, we let you know the really great news that Iracambi had been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2015 Peer Awards for Excellence. The date of the final (18th June) is fast approaching so we’ve been busy finalizing our entry for the “Corporate Social Responsibility – Educating the Community” category, and sizing up the opposition!

Gus Le Breton is on hand in London to deliver the presentation on ...

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Welcome Ball State University!

This May, we have welcome our third 100,000 Strong in the Americas program to Iracambi. A group of 10 students from Ball State University have descended upon our rainforest home, along with familiar face John Motlock. John has not only been here with student groups before but has also supported our previous Iracambi Strong programs, and we’re thrilled to welcome him back and to welcome the new faces!

While here, the students will be putting themselves to excellent use by developing ...

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Iracambi: Peer Award Finalist 2015!


We are delighted to anounce that Iracambi has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2015 Peer Awards!

Held in London, the Peer Awards focus on showcasing and celebrating innovative ideas, and recognize the highest standards of “Corporate Social Responsibility”, “Customer Engagement” and “People & Peformance”.

Iracambi is up for the “Educating the Community” prize within the CSR category, which means we have been ...

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Young Eco-Leaders take the lead!

It’s been two months since our program started, and we have lots to share!

The first good news are, in partnership with Belizario’s local church, we’ve managed to convince the water supply company to cede one of their big trucks twice a week so the district can send its recyclable waste to a recycling association in Muriae. Recycling has a major importance for places like Belizario and Rosario da Limeira which lie above gigantic bauxite mines (second biggest in ...

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