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Synchronicity + Innovation + Joy = SINAL

What happens when Synchronicity, Innovation and Joy meet? SINAL stands for Synchronicity (Sincronismo in Portuguese), Innovation (Inovação) and Joy (Alegria). It’s a living laboratory nestled within the Atlantic Rainforest less than hour outside of the city of Rio de Janeiro….

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We Replant a Rainforest – Want to Help?

Meet Dito, one of many Dito’s you’ll find in rural Brazil. An affectionate derivative of the name “Benedict,” it seems to acknowledge a simple connection with the Earth. At least, that’s the way I see it. My best friends in…

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International Year of Forests 2011

On Feb. 2, 2011 the UN declared this the International Year of Forests. Good idea, we agree! Now, let’s buy, give and plant the next 25,000 trees in Mata Atlantica… Amplify’d from http://www.un.org Celebrating Forests for People Forests cover 31%…

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First Brazilian Pachamama Symposium Scheduled

We know that we’re helping Pachamama to achieve their objectives of training more faciliators in a new country, advancing translations, and networking with key environmental organizational leaders in Brazil. And we’re achieving the ECObank’s objectives by sponsoring educational activities that will motivate more reforestation in the most diverse and endangered rainforest on the planet: Mata Atlantica.

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Rainforest ECObank – Report from Mata Atlantica

Ian Scanlan just returned from a planning trip to the Rainforest Eco Lodge (honestly, they have a sign on the road with that name), visiting with local smallholders and planning for the pilot project nursery this Spring. He took some…

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Rainforest ECO – A Story of Homecoming

This story was recently posted on DC Cordova’s blog, for her new Entrepreneur Stimulus series…

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Graphic Facts about Mata Atlantica’s deforestation

If anyone can help me find written data behind this MSNBC news report, and these dates, I’d be most grateful. Since I was born in 1951, this illustrates perfectly the amount of forest lost during my lifetime. I’d be interested…

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Remember that furniture designer from Sao Paulo – Fabiola?

Well, Fabiola has launched a line of her furniture made with would-be-waste wood from Mata Atlantica, and by custom order, we upholster the chair with my eco-textile, hemp-cotton fabric of Iporuru. Interested? Send us an email or comment for pricing!…

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Mata Atlantica calls…

Well it’s been sketchy internet access while I’ve had my first crash course in the value of Mata Atlantica – the Atlantic Rainforests of Brazil. Where to begin – this is going to be an unfolding story of great importance…

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