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Monthly Archives: November 2010


A Modern Thanksgiving

Before I leave the precious quiet and internet connection of Marcio’s law office in Guaratingueta, where I have been given a haven of space to think, to work, I must write one more post about what we co-created last week….

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Gratitude for North American Friends

Children of Cunha wrote us a letter, in Portuguese. It will take me a few days to translate and post, but it begins like this… “Nos brasileiros da comunidade de Cunha do barrio da Santa Barbara queremos prestar um agradecimento…

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Thanksgiving in Cunha

Today I celebrated Thanksgiving with members of the community of Cunha, Sao Paulo state, in Brazil. A few people arrived at 10am to collect their trees, while others waited for the Globo TV truck to disappear, as they were too…

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Waiting with Dona Dirce

I’m sitting in the Casa de Dona Dirce in the countryside of Cunha, who is hosting the temporary nursery, where people will come tomorrow (Thanksgiving Day) to collect their trees. She makes me coffee, while she heats water using a…

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A Dream Come True for Many People

Two years after being introduced to the area by Maria Am├ília Fontoura de Souza, she is seeing the fruition of our shared dream as we deliver trees to a community who has been promised trees, without delivery, by others. Today,…

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Unpacking Trees in Cunha

We were greeted by a few people from the Santa Barbara district Association who will distribute the trees to their neighbors over the course of the next few days. Unpacking lots of 50 trees each, of 20 species, we created…

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The Road to Cunha

Still with 20 miles to go, we’re entering the region where the trees will be planted, primarily along waterways.

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1,000 Rainforest Trees in a Truck

With the help of 2 men from a neighboring drug rehabilitation center, Marcio and Helio of Viviero Bom Jardin loaded a truck with 1,000 trees – far bigger in size than I’d expected – to take to Cunha this morning.

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Money doesn’t grow on trees, but Hope does.

They say Money doesn’t grow on trees – but here in rural Brazil, Hope does. When you make a $100 donation to Rainforest ECObank, we will send you 10 printed ECObucks, representing 10 trees that will be planted in Brazil’s…

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Give-A-Way to Replant a Rainforest

Give-A-Way to Replant a Rainforest, this holiday season, to subsistence farm families in Brazil. You can buy Brazilian trees, and we will send you Rainforest ECObucks to hang on your tree, or enclose in your gift package, while your recipient…

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