Young EcoLeaders of the Brazilian Rainforest

by Iracambi
Young EcoLeaders of the Brazilian Rainforest
Young EcoLeaders of the Brazilian Rainforest
Young EcoLeaders of the Brazilian Rainforest
Young EcoLeaders of the Brazilian Rainforest
Young EcoLeaders of the Brazilian Rainforest
Young EcoLeaders of the Brazilian Rainforest
Young EcoLeaders of the Brazilian Rainforest
Young EcoLeaders of the Brazilian Rainforest
Young EcoLeaders of the Brazilian Rainforest
Young EcoLeaders of the Brazilian Rainforest
Young EcoLeaders of the Brazilian Rainforest
Young EcoLeaders of the Brazilian Rainforest
Young EcoLeaders of the Brazilian Rainforest
Young EcoLeaders of the Brazilian Rainforest
Young EcoLeaders of the Brazilian Rainforest
Young EcoLeaders of the Brazilian Rainforest
Young EcoLeaders of the Brazilian Rainforest
Young EcoLeaders of the Brazilian Rainforest
Young EcoLeaders of the Brazilian Rainforest
Young EcoLeaders of the Brazilian Rainforest
Young EcoLeaders of the Brazilian Rainforest
Young EcoLeaders of the Brazilian Rainforest
Young EcoLeaders of the Brazilian Rainforest
Young EcoLeaders of the Brazilian Rainforest
Babes in the wood - kids in the forest
Babes in the wood - kids in the forest

Dear wonderful donors, 

Greetings from the rainy rainforest, and here’s a big shoutout and thank you for your amazing support for our young environmental champions!  

Check out our short video in the link below to see what's REALLY happening down in the rainforest. 

And here’s a headsup. Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday, the biggest giving day of the year!  This year GlobalGiving has $1,200,000 in incentive funding, and every donation raised between 1201 am and 1159 pm on November 29th will go even further!  

Over those 24 hours we're aiming to raise $15,000, and all donations will go directly to our programs of reforestation, education and medicinal plants. All part of caring for the forests and forest people. 

And we wanted to give you a sneak peek at our plans for 2023.

We're going to expand our regular program for ecoleaders to reach 75 local school children, host at least 500 more for day-long workshops in our forest campus, and contact schools that don't yet know us, so that we can get ever more children (and teachers) excited about protecting the forests and supporting the ecosystem on which we all depend. We're aiming to impact at least 1000 children next year! 

And as we have been watching with huge admiration the kids from across the world who are raising their voices at COP 27, we realize once again how important it is to create a safe space for them to share their insights, and to listen carefully to what they have to say. 

Please support us on Giving Tuesday tomorrow if you possibly can, remember that all donations received tomorrow will attract incentive funding, and encourage your friends, family and colleagues to join the movement that is changing the world! 

with love and appreciation from the Iracambi Educators - and that's basically everyone at Iracambi! 

Babes by the firepit
Babes by the firepit

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Dear donors,

We wanted to give a big shout out for all your wonderful support over this complicated year. Your donations are helping to change the future of the younger generations - and the world. Between us, we’re directly impacting 50 local schoolchildren, through providing an integrated approach to rainforest science, teaching them to understand the role of each living creature (including ourselves,) and encouraging them to protect this beautiful earth. 

And that doesn’t include the hundreds of children from schools in the region who join us for day-long workshops to give them a taste of our EcoLeaders program. 

As the kids grow older, their passion for the project becomes part of their DNA! They  also begin to understand more on how they can play their part in saving the environment, both in the forest area where they live and also across the world. 

And we need your help to move farther. Giving Tuesday is fast approaching and, as you know, it’s the biggest giving day of the year! 

We’re aiming to hit our goal of U$100,000 to be used to support all our programs, raising more young environmental champions, running more workshops, and planting more trees.  

Please mark the date of November 29 on your calendar and encourage your friends, family and colleagues to join the movement that is changing the world! 

With kind hugs and warm hearts.

The Iracambi team.

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Research Coordinator Lara
Research Coordinator Lara

Dear environmentalist friends!

Here at Iracambi we have been super, super busy, welcoming our latest team member: Lara, our  new Research Coordinator! They will be joining us on the mission of supervising our research,  as well as contacting universities, teachers, professors, and alumni. And they hit the ground running - attending a meeting of the Pact for the Restoration of the Atlantic Forest in Rio as we speak!  

Lara will  be working with us part time, while finishing their doctorate, and we couldn’t be happier to have them on site and able to work with Robin to give a new boost to our research program.  

But we’re not only here to talk about our research!  

We also wanted to update you on our EcoLeaders program, which is going really well. Our Ecoleaders are one of the driving forces here at Iracambi, constantly keeping us up to the mark with their insatiable thirst for knowledge about everything to do with the forest. And it’s wonderful to see them growing in confidence  as they learn more! 

Oh and….. this weekend we’re hosting a big group of students from the federal university in Belo Horizonte, AND another group from one of the universities in Muriaé who are coming to discuss sustainability and ethics. So there's never a dull moment here at Iracambi! 

Our huge apppreciation goes to all of you who are joining us on this adventure to learn more about the rainforest. Between us we are playing a small role in developing these young minds, as well as strengthening our research program, and we are truly grateful! 

With lots of joy!

The Iracambi team.

EcoLeader Group October 2022
EcoLeader Group October 2022
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Dear wonderful supporters, 

Howdy!

Our EcoLeaders are already embarking on their second visits to Iracambi. On their first visit they got to learn about the NGO and our forest restoration work, and this time they are learning about soils. 

They went on a forest trail, collected soil samples from different areas, analyzed them under the microscope, and it was a really fun day!

Dayana – one of our environmental educators – gave them some homework - writing a report on what they learned during their second visit. 

The students also watched the“Springs of water” a documentary produced by the state of Minas Gerais, which talks about the impacts of mining on local communities, both good and bad  - creating jobs and economic opportunities on one hand, and the environmental and social impacts on the other. They also discussed the effects of using pesticides and herbicides, as well as the genetic modification of food crops. 

The students are also meeting local personalities such as Farinhada, a popular entertainer who talked with them about the environment, and will help them make some musical instruments to use in workshops and in presentations in the schools.

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Hello hello dear friends!

It is with great joy that we share with you the beginning of our Environmental Education Project, Young Ecoleaders! As you already know the course longs to teach the kids more about environmental issues of today, make them think in a critical manner, forgetting previous bias that they might have, seeking to make them have a greater contact with nature.

The course is aimed at children, young people and adolescents from the region around Iracambi and three schools in this region were selected to benefit these students, who will undergo this training for 5 months, until the end of this year.

As we said before, we had more than 70 letters to choose from and it was so difficult to chose a restricted number of students and we already presented you to some of them!

Topics such as soil, water, fauna, flora, culture and biodiversity will be addressed and brought to the reality of the region/community.

We had our first meeting with the three groups and you can take a look at the picture!

And this couldn’t be done without YOU!

So thank you for supporting us and helping spread the mission and love for the environment!

 

With lots of love from the rainforest - both by the kids and the Education team!

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Location: Rosario da Limeira, MG - Brazil
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Binka and Robin LeBreton
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