August 2017 Green School Brazil Update

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. 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!

Some Green Inspiration

Hi there!

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.


Green School Logos Approved

Green School Brazil logo
Animal Sanctuary Logo
Green Think Foundation logo
Agricultural Activities
Construction Company for all Green Think Foundation Projects
Green Vegetarian Restaurant logo
Greed Adventures Travel

Designed in Passa Quatro by Thiago Castello Branco these are the various logos that identify the various facets of the Green School Brazil project.

Personal Development

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.

Update to Green School Brazil Key Page

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

16/6/2017 Update on Green School Brazil

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 website two years ago which is sponsored by GreenThink Foundation which supports the Green School Project


Araucaria – The Sacred Tree

Our farm is fortunate enough to have twelve Araucaria trees.
These are the symbol of Green School Brazil.

For more about these fascinating trees please go here

Visit to Green School Bali

Thursday 18 May 2017

Visit to Green School in Bali – Indonesia

Today I visited the “mother ship” of Green Schools, Green School in Bali, Indonesia.  Green School is a leader in environmental and sustainable education.  I will add a list of really exciting videos and social media links.  In the meanwhile their informative website is

What an inspiration.  Since it was founded in 2008 it has achieved so much.  I was struck by this magnificent crystal in the middle of the School property and you can imagine my delight when I was told that it was a gift from a supporter in Brazil! So cool!

My trip to Green School Bali is a day I will never forget and it has given me so many ideas I will have my mind spinning for weeks!

18/3/2017 Update on Green School Brazil

I will not know when you last looked at our website but I have recently added some additional information and I tweaked the design  🙂

So far everything is on track with our plans for a 2020 opening.  At the moment Romeu is designing the ‘accommodation pods’ and facilities and it is very exciting but most of my efforts are involved in raising the capital so we can do as much as possible before we open but our plans are bigger than our budget and my worst is Romeu saying “well we will have to do that part later” or “you can’t have your cake and eat it!”  I mean what’s the point of having your cake if you can’t eat it!

On the farm, we remain busy with fencing and general maintenance and trying to keep the neighbour’s cows off of the farm. While we are away, the green grass seems to tempt the farmers who clearly think an animal sanctuary is just a silly waste of land!  This is not a huge issue, however, as it is normally only a horse or a few cows at most.

My next visit will be for the month of September and then again in December.

Next update (April) will cover our in town operation!

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