Analysis: Water crisis pushes Brazil’s rural producers to switch to solar energy

A Greener Life

The installation of solar panels in Brazil is increasing amidst the water crisis. The Callegaro family’s decision to invest R$177,000 (US$34,000) in the solar power plant is, in part, an attempt to avoid the consequences of the water crisis that Brazil is suffering.

Banco Palmas, Brazil

Green (Living) Review

A local bank with a local currency by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In 1998, residents from the impoverished Palmeira neighborhood of Fortaleza, Brazil, decided to take their economic future into their own hands. The strategy they took would soon spread to other communities around Brazil: creating a community development bank, governed and managed by local residents, for local needs.

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Brazil faces the worst drought in 80 years

Green (Living) Review

" Brazil is a country with 12 percent of the world’s fresh water supply and just 3 percent of its population, but it is at risk of running dry. Brazil is currently in the midst of the worst drought it has seen in eighty years, and there’s no sign of it letting up. Brazil climate change drought green living Unless the desperately needed rain arrive, São Paulo residents are being warned to "prepare for a collapse like they''ve never seen before."

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Luxe, solar-powered home boasts a green soul in Brazil

AGreenLiving

Related: CRA unveils designs for Biotic, a high-tech district in Brazil “With brutalist contemporary architecture, the organic facade, with a huge vertical garden permeating both sides, presents a total connection with nature!”

"Brazil's $900 million World Cup stadium is now being used as a parking lot"

Environmental Economics

Joseph Stromberg: Brazil spent about $3 billion building 12 new or heavily refurbished stadiums for last year's World Cup. Officials promised these taxpayer-funded venues would continue to generate revenue for years, hosting concerts, pro soccer games, and other events. But as Lourdes Garcia-Navarro at NPR reports , most stadiums are failing to generate much revenue at all.

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Wind Energy Increasing In Popularity In Brazil

Eco Friendly Daily

Brazil is one country which is quickly becoming a hotbed for renewables, namely wind energy. In 2009, Brazil added a total of 264 megawatts of energy from wind energy. The most recent statistics indicate that as of the middle of 2010, Brazil increased their wind energy by another 180 megawatts. Brazil has created wind energy auctions, of which there have been three total. In December of 2009, Brazil auctioned off seventy-one wind energy projects.

Brazil To Close Dump To Capture Emissions

Eco Friendly Daily

Now the country of Brazil will be closing one of their major dumps as well, the Jardim Gramacho. Brazil has estimated that $232 million in fifteen years will be earned via biogas generation and carbon credits due to the captured emissions from Jardim Gramacho. As of December 31st of last year, Mexico City closed one of its largest dumps in order to continue greening their waste management.

Amazonian Aid – Brazil Launches New Fund

Eco Friendly Daily

Brazil this month announced the setting up of an international fund to protect the Amazons. Brazil is gifted with nearly 60 percent of the rain forests, so this marks an important opening move to draw on money to save the world’s largest reservoir of natural wealth. Environment Green News Amazon Brazil deforestation rainforests The Amazons are the Earth’s lungs.

Half-buried home in Brazil is crafted from rammed earth

AGreenLiving

Half-buried home in Brazil is crafted from rammed earth. Green a-better-time a-wood-pedestal animals brazil clay garden kitchen local materials norway rammed-earth russia thermal inertia thermal massOn a windswept hill a three-hour drive from São Paulo, Brazilian architecture firm Arquipélago Arquitetos has completed the House in Cunha, a low-lying, contemporary home that is primarily built of locally sourced rammed earth.

UN agency head highlights Brazil’s role in promoting family farming and transforming rural communities

Green (Living) Review

Rome, 18 July 2016 – Brazil has a lot to teach the world about the importance of family farmers, said the President of the United Nation’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Kanayo F. In Brazil, they produce up to 70 per cent of the country’s staple food. The world has a lot to learn from how Brazil has supported family farmers, giving them the tools they need to succeed.” Last April, IFAD approved a new country strategy for Brazil.

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Brazil’s Largest Metropolis Takes On the Pollution Challenge

Eco Friendly Daily

Brazil’s Sao Paulo is the largest city in size and population. Brazil is backing itself as one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Priding itself on its progress and development, Sao Paulo is dubbed as ‘Brazil’s California’ Is the cost for this aspiration being paid for by toxic pollution? Environment Green News Brazil emission urban

Deforestation In Brazil Decreased Last Year

Eco Friendly Daily

Deforestation has been one of the major contributors of greenhouse gas emissions for the country of Brazil, a country plagued for decades with massive deforestation. However, recent years in Brazil have shown a downward trend in deforestation. Further reductions are aimed for the year of 2020, when Brazil wishes to see 1,351 square miles or fewer of destroyed forests. Deforestation is a major emitter of carbon dioxide emissions globally.

Brazil’s Easy Taxi App Heads to Egypt and Morocco

Green Prophet

Experimental taxi apps are in the works to ease the problem, but Brazil’s Easy Taxi heading our way is already well-established. Just two years after it first broke ground in Brazil, the app has been downloaded one and a half million times and 45,000 taxi cabs have joined the service, according to Tech Crunch.

Prefab, floating waterlilliHaus is completely self-sustaining in Brazil

AGreenLiving

Prefab, floating waterlilliHaus is completely self-sustaining in Brazil. Brazilian construction company SysHaus has recently installed a new prefab home that generates its own energy as it floats on an idyllic São Paulo lake.

Judge Stops Construction Of Controversial Brazil Dam

Eco Friendly Daily

However, Ibama, Brazil’s environment agency, recently gave the go-ahead for the Belo Monte project. For the past thirty years, the Brazilian government and opposing organizations have gone head to head when it comes to the potential building of a massive dam. The project, called Belo Monte, has been unsuccessful in garnering support outside of the Brazilian government and numerous protests have led to delayed decisions regarding the dam.

Passive solar community in Brazil combines social justice and sustainability

AGreenLiving

To empower a marginalized community in Brazil’s Maranhão state, São Paulo-based architecture firm Estudio Flume has completed Castanha de Caju, a new headquarters for a women’s agricultural cooperative that doubles as a welcoming community hub.

This container home in Brazil helps its residents disconnect

AGreenLiving

Campos Novos Paulista, Brazil. Continued here: This container home in Brazil helps its residents disconnect. The 2,766-square-foot Hanging House was designed by the architects of Casa Container Marília in the rural area of ??Campos

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Attack on critical mass in Brazil

Green Blog

Last week an angry motorist mowed down a large group of bicyclists who participated in a critical mass event in Porto Alegre, Brazil (see video below). Quick Read attack bicycle Brazil car attack critical mass videoAccording to the Urban Country the attack left at least 15 riders injured and 8 people was sent to a nearby hospital ER. The driver has been arrested and may now face attempted murder charges. About 150 people participated in the critical mass event.

Controversial Forest Code Gets Congress Approval In Brazil

Eco Friendly Daily

Deforestation rates largely were high across Brazil for the majority of the tracking timeframe. Overall, increased deforestation is attributed to the elevated demand for products popular for growth in Brazil, such as soybeans. Deforestation rates across the Amazon began being tracked approximately twenty-two years ago. However, in recent years deforestation began to drop. As of December 2010, deforestation was at its lowest in the recorded history.

A shipping container is recycled into a chic nature retreat in Brazil

AGreenLiving

When a client approached Bruno Zaitter with a request for a minimalist and sustainable getaway in Brazil’s Balsa Nova, the Brazilian architect and professor decided that cargotecture would be the perfect fit for the brief. View post: A shipping container is recycled into a chic nature retreat in Brazil. Eco Green Recycle a-glass-wall a-soaking-tub a-studio-space balsa nova brazil brazilian bruno zaitter cargotecture client elevated architecture ground north purunã refuge

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Amazon and Other Regions at Risk as Brazil’s Senate Poised to Strip Forest Protections

Green (Living) Review

a clear attempt to dismantle Brazil’s environmental legislation. Senators intent on doing away with core elements of Brazil’s long-standing Forest Code – legislation protecting the most sensitive forest areas and establishing the amount of forest that can be legally converted to different uses – are pushing to vote on a drastically revised version of the code as soon as the end of the month. In June, Brazil will host the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, known as “Rio + 20”.

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Urban Solutions from Curitiba, Brazil

The Green Changemakers

[link] Residents of Curitiba, Brazil, think they live in the best city in the world, and a lot of outsiders agree. In 1971 he was appointed mayor by the then military government of Brazil. Given Brazil's economic situation, Lerner had to think small, cheap and participatory - which was how he was thinking anyway. Orphaned or abandoned street children are a problem all over Brazil. Curitiba has one of highest rates of car ownership in Brazil, and high population growth.

Off-grid cabins in Brazil offer remote eco getaway

AGreenLiving

Original post: Off-grid cabins in Brazil offer remote eco getaway. While some people may find social distancing a bit inconvenient, others may have found a new way to live — and vacation. For those who are looking to continue to enjoy solitude, but in an amazingly natural landscape, Brazilian firm Arquitetura Rural has just unveiled two off-grid eco cabins located deep in a very remote Brazilian forest.

Off-grid cabins in Brazil offer remote eco getaway

AGreenLiving

Off-grid cabins in Brazil offer remote eco getaway. While some people may find social distancing a bit inconvenient, others may have found a new way to live — and vacation. For those who are looking to continue to enjoy solitude, but in an amazingly natural landscape, Brazilian firm Arquitetura Rural has just unveiled two off-grid eco cabins located deep in a very remote Brazilian forest.

Shipping container retreat in Brazil is inspired by tiny homes

AGreenLiving

Located on a stunning prairie landscape in Brazil’s Cambará do Sul area, the Cambará Container House is comprised of two 20-foot shipping container units that have been carefully crafted by local firm Mégui Dal Bó Arquiteta into cozy accommodations. Shipping container retreat in Brazil is inspired by tiny homes. Airbnb now has another incredible tiny home retreat to add to its unique lodgings on offer.

Brazil to turn 2014 World Cup green by using solar energy

EcoFriend

PV Powers the World Cup in Brazil. PV Powers the World Cup in Brazil. PV Powers the World Cup in Brazil. Abdul Vahid V: Roofing of sports arenas is an ideal place to implant solar cells to produce large amount of power. The energy gathered can be used to power up the dressing rooms, corridors and even the floodlights of the stadiums.

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Lower Percentage of Forest Loss in Brazil & Indonesia than in US & Canada

Green Living Ideas

But did anyone know that the US and Canada are [.] [ Lower Percentage of Forest Loss in Brazil & Indonesia than in US & Canada from Green Living Ideas ]. Tags: News and Events Recycling beetle beetle infestation beetles Brazil Canada conversion Deforestation fire fires forest forest fires forests Indonesia logging Pine Bark Beetle rainforest rainforests US wildfires There is a large global effort to stop the deforestation of Brazilian and Indonesian forests.

TerraCycle Goes Global! Brazil first in TerraCycle International

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In the beginning of June 2009, TerraCycle, the upcycling company, officially launched in Brazil. The expansion now into Brazil – with other countries to follow, so we understand – makes an important point, namely that big business is not always a bad guy and does not have to bee seen as such. In Brazil there are over 500,000 people in Brazil that make their income by digging through landfills and sidewalks for garbage they can sell.

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CRA unveils designs for Biotic, a high-tech district in Brazil

AGreenLiving

After two years of development, international design firm Carlo Ratti Associati and consultancy firm Ernst & Young have unveiled their masterplan designs for Biotic, a high-tech innovation district in Brasilia, Brazil. The masterplan also champions mixed-use programming — a feature that was typically avoided in Brazil’s modernist urban planning in the mid-century. CRA unveils designs for Biotic, a high-tech district in Brazil.

CRA unveils designs for Biotic, a high-tech district in Brazil

AGreenLiving

After two years of development, international design firm Carlo Ratti Associati and consultancy firm Ernst & Young have unveiled their masterplan designs for Biotic, a high-tech innovation district in Brasilia, Brazil. The masterplan also champions mixed-use programming — a feature that was typically avoided in Brazil’s modernist urban planning in the mid-century. CRA unveils designs for Biotic, a high-tech district in Brazil.

Organic vegan restaurant named to raise awareness for deforestation in Brazil

AGreenLiving

Recently opened in the Brazilian city of São Paulo and designed by local architecture and design practice VAGA, the Cajuí Restaurant offers a menu of vegan , organic and natural ingredients supplied by small farmers from different regions of Brazil. Cajuí was named after the native species of cashew found in the Cerrado biome grasslands in central Brazil. See more here: Organic vegan restaurant named to raise awareness for deforestation in Brazil.

Brazil’s New Maps Show Where the Amazon is in Trouble

Eco Friendly Daily

The government of Brazil has just released new maps that show where the Amazon is most at risk, and why. Source: Brazil maps out agricultural sprawl in the Amazon. The maps shop the effects of deforestation, mining, cattle ranching and crop expansion. Cattle ranching and soy farming have been the biggest threats to the region, officials say. Once roads are built to serve those land uses, the timber industry follows right on their heels.Â

Brazil’s Farmers Urged to Plant More Trees for Better Financial and Environmental Returns

Eco Friendly Daily

Brazil is a crucial country when it comes to the world’s climate. The organization represents 1 million farmers in Brazil. ” A major debate is also raging against Brazil’s archaic forestry code. An overhaul is needed because Brazil is not only agriculturally intensive but also an ecologically diverse country thanks to the Amazon rain forests.

Recycled Plastic Soccer Jerseys for Major International and Professional Soccer Teams — the Netherlands, Brazil, Barcelona, Arsenal, and More

Green Living Ideas

First, before I get into this cool development in the world of soccer, I want to say that if these teams can get recycled plastic jerseys that are a good enough quality for players makings millions upon millions of dollars a year, hopefully it won’t be long before everyone can, and if you are a [.] [ Recycled Plastic Soccer Jerseys for Major International and Professional Soccer Teams — the Netherlands, Brazil, Barcelona, Arsenal, and More from Green Living Ideas ].

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A hotel suite inside a shipping container hovers over the landscape in Brazil

AGreenLiving

Brazilian architecture firm Bruno Zaitter arquiteto has once again given new life to a shipping container with the Bosque Refuge, one of the Hotel Fazenda Cainã suites in Balsa Nova, Brazil. A hotel suite inside a shipping container hovers over the landscape in Brazil. Fitted with massive walls of glass to blur the line between indoors and out, the modern suite immerses guests into nature with breathtaking views and a natural materials palette.

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Bill Clinton tells Brazil “Biofuels produced at the expense of tropical forests are no victory”

Green (Living) Review

Bill Clinton said at the Ethanol Summit 2009 with reference to Brazil that being a world leader in ethanol production is no victory if it is coupled with escalating carbon emissions from deforestation President Clinton was quoted at saying: “What people are worried about Brazil is not whether you have the most efficient biofuel in the world.everybody knows that is true.

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7 eco-eateries in São Paulo

Green Traveler Guides

| Greening, Brazilian Style | Here in São Paulo, Brazil—Latin America’s largest megacity (nearly 22 million inhabitants in the greater metro)—the local Paulistanos have an appetite for organic, local and sustainably produced food. On your next visit, be sure to check out these restaurants and cafés! Apfel The clue is in the name: this German-inspired restaurant […] 7 eco-eateries in São Paulo is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

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Make More By Using Less: The Profits of Conservation

Green Living Ideas

In Brazil’s growing soy market, environmentalists are shifting their messaging to farmers from saving the environment to increasing their bottom line, reflecting a larger change in the way the connection between the market and the environment is viewed around the world. Brazil’s annual national soy harvest is estimated at 66 million tons, making it the [.] [ Make More By Using Less: The Profits of Conservation from Green Living Ideas ].

Finch Bay named South America’s leading green hotel

Green Traveler Guides

Amazon Argentina Bahia Bolivia Brazil Buenos Aires Caracas Ecuador Galapagos Islands Georgetown Guyana Machu Picchu Madidi Mato Grosso Pernambuco Peru Puerto Moldonado South America Venezuela YasuniWorld Travel Awards winners for 2012 include Finch Bay Eco Hotel in the Galapagos Islands as "South America's leading green hotel." The hotel's commitment to the environment won out over nine other nominees in four other nations.

TripAdvisor’s Green Leaders now in Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Caribbean

Green Traveler Guides

Argentina Auckland Australia Belize Brazil Canada Caribbean Central America Chile Costa Rica Ecuador Green Travel News Guatemala Mexico New Zealand North America Peru South America The Americas Uruguay Venezuela TripAdvisor GreenLeaders world's largest green hotel program| Green Travel News | Two years after the initial launch of TripAdvisor’s GreenLeaders program, it’s now gone under into Australia and New Zealand, reports Green Lodging News.

Deforestation: Give Credit Where Credit Is Due

Cool Green Science

Responsible soy production in Brazil The Nature Conservancy has been working with Cargill since 2004 to apply its science-based approach and expertise in conservation planning. In Brazil, we have helped Cargill develop systems to ensure it only buys soybeans from farmers who are working to comply with Brazil’s Forest Code.

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Amazon deforestation reaches a 12-year record

AGreenLiving

Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest has risen to a 12-year high in 2020, according to data released by Inpe, the national space research agency in Brazil.

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Annual Amazon deforestation rate hits highest levels in a decade

Inhabitant

Despite global calls for action, poor policies championed by President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil have contributed to increased deforestation A new report by Brazilian research institute Imazon shows that the Amazon forest has experienced the highest level of annual deforestation in a decade.