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ACRAA at School Project Project Status: Work with Borari schools in Alter do Chão commenced in April 2022. Ongoing. In order to encourage environmental education, we created the ACRAA at School project, which takes activities related to environmental conservation to basic and early childhood education.  We believe that the education of young people is essential for building a sustainable future and that there is a ripple effect when children take the knowledge acquired at school to their communities, reaching a greater number of people.  According to the Brazilian National Environmental Education Policy, Law nº 9795/1999, Art 1: “Environmental education is understood as the processes through which the individual and the community build social values, knowledge, skills, attitudes and competences aimed at conservation of the environment, a good for common use by the people, essential to a healthy quality of life and its sustainability.”  In this sense, ACRAA has been carrying…

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Restoration of Igarapés Igarapés are small forest streams. These watercourses are an integral and essential part of the functioning of the forest, as they function as ecological corridors linking forest fragments and facilitating the movement of fauna and gene flow within populations of animals and plant species. In most cases, these streams are supplied by natural springs. The Restoration of Igarapés Project aims to re-vegetate degraded areas along streams with trees and other plants native to these ecosystems, and as well to collect garbage that has accumulated in many of these areas due to human activity. We will start this project by restoring Igarapés in the region of Alter do Chão. There are several such water sources in this region, mainly those that flow into Lago Verde.  Lago Verde is one of the main tourist attractions in Alter do Chão, and where the most visited beaches in Alter do Chão…

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