Mata no Peito: Protect & Replant Brazilian Forests

by Winrock International
Jan 28, 2013

Mata no Peito Announces New Partner Sustain:Green

We are excited to announce Sustain:Green as the newest corporate partner in the Mata no Peito initiative! Sustain:Green kicked-off the partnership by retiring Nike carbon offsets to benefit Mata no Peito to neutralize the carbon footprint of the 2013 Environmental and Clean Energy Inaugural Ball, a traditional bi-partisan celebration of the environmental community to welcome a new Administration and demonstrate support for a more sustainable future. The Ball was hosted by The Climate Institute, the Clinton Climate Initiative, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), the Environmental and Energy Study Institute, the Clean Fuels Foundation and Winrock’s American Carbon Registry.

Sustain:Green will soon launch a range of credit, debit and payroll cards that will offset for all purchases made with the cards through retirement of Nike offsets on the American Carbon Registry. Through this innovative Mata no Peito partnership, not only will Sustain:Green cardholders reduce their carbon footprint as they make everyday purchases, but they will also be helping to fund investments in projects that protect and replant forests throughout Brazil. Sustain:Green will also be teaming up with leading musicians to help promote this initiative. Sign up now to be one of the first to get the Sustain:Green card at  For more information, please contact Arthur Newman at and 917-842-1139.

On behalf of Nike and other partners in the Mata no Peito Initiative, we thank individual and corporate donors for their continued generous support. To date we have raised over $35,000 from individuals and corporations, who via retirement of carbon credits to offset their carbon footprints have removed more than 7,750 tons of CO2 from the atmosphere – the equivalent of taking 1,600 cars off the road for a year! All funds will be pooled with other corporate and individual partner donations to the Mata no Peito Fund, which will provide funding to projects that protect and replant forests in Brazil - improving livelihoods within forest-based communities.


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