The Social and Environmental Committee is
pleased to announce the projects that will receive Brookfield’s sponsorship in
Brazil in 2012 and 2013. These projects have been selected according to
specific guidelines that were announced earlier this year.
Projeto Bolsas Ecológicas (Eco Bag Project)
Manhuaçu, Minas Gerais
Centro de Apoio à Família (Family Support Center)
This project was created to foster the entrepreneurial skills of 60 families
supported by the Family Center. Besides learning how to produce and sell eco
bags, they also receive environmental education. The project is a result of the
demand for this type of product in the region since Manhuaçu encourages the use
of reusable bags in markets.
Projeto Comunidade Terapêutica Renascer
Bom Jesus, Rio Grande do Sul
Comunidade Terapêutica Renascer (Renascer Therapeutic Community)
The center focuses on people with substance abuse who are trying to find ways
to overcome these issues and claim their lives back. Brookfield’s sponsorship
will improve the center’s infrastructure, increasing the center’s ability to
receive more people.
thanks those who applied for the sponsorship and congratulates the two chosen
and Environmental Committee
Renewable Energy Group – Brazil Operations