Welcome to Brazil!

January 5, 2015

100K pix jan 1Brazil! It is so nice to finally see you! After a long, tiring but safe traveling experience (thank you Delta Airlines), Brazil is everything we thought it would be! It is safe to say that living in the Atlantic rain forest is a cultural shock for most, but it will allow 8 Hampton University women to create an ...

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Iracambi and IFET Strong

The Federal Technical Institutes of Southeastern Minas Gerais and the Iracambi Rainforest Conservation and Research Center are delighted to let you know that  the new round of the “Sustainability Course in the Rainforest”, funded by the US Department of State under the 100K Strong in the Americas Initiative is up and running!

Twelve Brazilian and eight students from the US are already hard at work learning the basics of one another’s languages and participating in all manner of activities including Recycling, ...

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Giving Tuesday is here!

December 2nd  is #GivingTuesday, and we’re having a lightning funding drive to support our kids rainforest science program. All donations will be matched 100% from $10-$500 per donor at 09:0:01 EST (14:00:01) GMT and again at 15:00 EST (20:00:01 GMT).iAnd that’s not all: Iracambi’s partners at #Microsoft #YouthSpark and #GlobalGiving are also offering prizes for the project with the greatest number of donors! Here is the link to the US site and the UK ...

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#GivingTuesday, December 2nd 2014

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Iracambi: November 21st, 2014

IRACAMBI today joined #GivingTuesday, a global effort to harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, businesses and individuals—in transforming how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season, coinciding with Thanksgiving and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season.

#GivingTuesday inspires people to work together supporting the charities and causes they believe in, giving back,  giving smarter and helping create ...

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Sendo realista sombre mudanças climáticas

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Diretores de Iracambi Robin e Binka tiveram o grande privilégio de estarem juntos com 750 líderes de 34 países no Rio esta semana. Do que se tratava? Sendo realista sobre mudanças climáticas. Sim, amigos, existem pessoas (até visitas que vieram a Iracambi faz pouco tempo,) que não entendem o que está acontecendo. Há uma presidente brasileira recém eleita que nem tocou no assunto durante sua campanha. (Para ser justo, o candidato da oposição tampouco diz algo.)Há ...

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Iracambi joins the Climate Reality Leaders

Iracambi directors Robin and Binka are off to Rio to join Al Gore and his folks in Rio to become Climate Reality Leaders. It’s the first training held in Latin America and it’s shaping up to be an incredible event. Main topics of discussion: Land Cover, Water and Energy, and the Road to Paris (the next climate conference, if you were wondering for a minute there.) In the light of the current severe drought in southeastern Brazil these are crucial ...

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100K Strong in the Americas – join us in the Rainforest!

We’re delighted to announce our next Iracambistrong three-week Rainforest Sustainability Program beginning January 5th 2015. Join us at Iracambi and on the campus of our partner institution, Rio Pomba, for an exciting program which will pair you with a Brazilian colleague and introduce you to the challenges and opportunities of doing sustainability in one of the world’s top biodiversity hotspots.

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Our Junior Scientists become Young Eco-Leaders!

Three years ago we had a dream. We wanted our school children to develop a new appreciation of the extraordinary rainforest in which they are privileged to live. We wanted to show them that science is one of the most exciting subjects they could ever study. We wanted them to understand how they could make a real difference in the world.

And, thanks to our supporters, we’ve been able to do it! Time and again they have responded generously to our ...

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Dia 11 #

Hoje aprendemos como capturar a beleza de nosso ambiente com fotografias. Nosso instrutor André Valle Nunes nos deu várias dicas antes de usar nosso novo conhecimento. Com as montanhas que nos cercavam, oportunidades de tirar fotos belas no caminho eram em todos lugares. Também tivemos a oportunidade maravilhosa de capturar a cena de uma Jararaca comendo um sapo. Acredito que falo por tudo grupo quando afirmo que agora temos a habilidades de guardar com fotos a essência desta região e ...

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