We have changed the website navigation to make it easier and more ‘grouped’ for a more logical structure.
About GSB and School Activities now have various pages nested beneath them.
An update of our times for the last half of the year;
I will be at the farm in August and again in October, and Romeu and I will be at the farm from mid-December to mid-January 2019.
Fire on our farm which was fortunately discovered and put out by Diego Oliveira and his team. There were people swimming in the rock pools on the farm so probably from a cigarette.
The affected area is mostly in a grass area and no thicker wooded area was destroyed. It has been a very dry period and when I was there in September I was very much aware of a fire danger and had scrub bush around the house cleared because of this concern.
The disappointing economic situation in Brazil has encouraged a sensible review of the various phases envisaged in the roll out of the Green School project. In a nutshell the Green Grow phase that is focused on a financially viable hydroponics (tunnel farming) will be prioritised over the opening date of the school.
We are currently negotiating with a farm manager to implement a joint venture for Green Grow, and this Phase may start as early as next year (2018). An advantage to this change of plans is that this will give an earlier start to the start of the Araucaria nursery and can proceed with other infrastructural projects to support the other phases.
While this does mean that the opening of Green School will be delayed it also means that that when the School opens a better agricultural infrastructure will be in place.
We clearly need a revolution in our priorities on this planet we share.
The thinking that has got all of us to 2017 contains so much good, but we know it also contains so much bad, and to take us into the future we really have not had the time to evolve our thinking at the same pace with our technology so this has created a disconnect that is a massive crisis. I call it #UnHarmony and yes it is a disturbing resonance that we can all feel as we look at the shape of our planet.
GreenSchoolBrazil.com will have at it’s heart the recognition that true sustainability (harmony) requires above all, sustainable thinking and an alignment to the new developing global consciousness that supports this thinking.
This above all is what motivates me in our Green School project. To be a small part in creating a more harmonious world is a big thing!
I would like to share an inspiration short movie with you called FOREST MAN.
Since the 1970’s Majuli islander Jadav Payeng has been planting trees in order to save his island. To date he has single handedly planted a forest larger than Central Park NYC. His forest has transformed what was once a barren wasteland, into a lush oasis. Humble yet passionate and philosophical about his work. Payeng takes us on a journey into his incredible forest.
Designed in Passa Quatro by Thiago Castello Branco these are the various logos that identify the various facets of the Green School Brazil project.
This page is under construction…
Green School Brazil is structured on four legs and one of these is Personal Development.
Again we are focussing on what you are not taught at school. Meditation and self-awareness is thus encouraged and optional opportunities will be available as part of our Personal Development goals to know yourself better.
Please note that we have substantially edited and updated our page called School Activities giving a clearer idea of the expected experience for a Green School Brazil student during a six-week semester and also detailing some of the broader objectives and contextual thinking behind the Green School Brazil project.
To view the School Activities page click here School Activities
We have contracted with Thiago Castello Branco to create our various Green School logos and artwork.
We believe very strongly in supporting local Passa Quatro and Mantiqueira talents for everything wherever possible.
Thiago has created some of the most exciting logos in the area and has an obvious talent as well as great enthusiasm for our project.
Thiago also owns the popular Kaporanga in Passa Quatro
Thiago has also created the APAAM.com.br website two years ago which is sponsored by GreenThink Foundation which supports the Green School Project