Reforestation in Brazil

Project name:

Mãos na Mata Program

Project location: 

Brazil 

Sub-focus area: 

Biodiversity

The preservation of reservoir edges is much more than a legal obligation for AES Brasil. Through “Mãos na Mata”, in partnership with SOS Mata Atlântica, we promote reforestation activities and actions through the establishment of partnerships with other organizations. In this program, we assign the planting area, the seedlings and the management expertise of our environmental technicians and count on the investments of our partners to multiply the scale and the positive impacts in the recovery areas.

Impact:

To date AES has reforested 4,200 hectares

Our average annual reforestation is 243 hectares

Partners:

SOS Mata Atlântica

Our nursery at the Promissão hydroelectric power plant produces about 1 million seedlings annually and are used in “Mãos na Mata”, AES Brasil compensatory plantations and for seedling donation to locals. In 2019, the reforestation program supported the environmental literacy program of the state government of São Paulo, providing 56,000 seedlings and technical support. In this project, students from the public network visit the surroundings of the reservoirs and participate in environmental education actions, with each student even planting their own seedling.

Cantos de Leitura Program

Project name:

Cantos de Leitura Program

Project location: 

Brazil 

Sub-focus area: 

Culture

The Cantos de Leitura Program included the implementation, renovations and adaptations of reading rooms in public schools, book donations and training for various educators on how to best use the reading rooms.

Impact:

Since 2019 the program has benefited 2,628 students and 7 public schools in 7 cities of São Paulo, Brazil

Partners:

Municipal Department of Education, Municipal Department of Culture part of Ministry of Citizenship and Rede Educare 

Pulsar program

Project name:

Pulsar Program

Project location: 

Brazil 

Sub-focus area: 

Education

The Pulsar Program offers workshops to public technical schools and is focused on three pillars: entrepreneurship, sustainability and sustainable development goals, and energy.

The workshops offer technical support to young people to build projects that solve real problems related to energy.  At the end of the program, students participate in a Demo Day where they present their ideas to an examining board, which evaluates and presents awards to the best ideas.

Impact:

Since 2018 the program has benefited 400 students in 10 cities within the São Paulo and Bahia regions of Brazil

Partners:

Centro Paula Souza, part of São Paulo State Government and Impact Hub São Paulo

 

Partnering for the environment

Project name:

Partnering for the environment

Project location: 

Brazil 

Sub-focus area: 

Education

The Geração+ Program aims to promote students’ creativity and leadership through social and environmental challenges related to natural resources, contributing to the creation of solutions that positively impact communities. The project trains public elementary school teachers to address concepts and values of sustainability in four categories: energy, fauna and flora, waste management and leisure and safety and. For each category, participants develop research activities that strengthen reading, writing, artistic expression, observation and critical sense skills. 

Impact:

Since 2019 the program has benefited 5,856 students and 409 teachers in 10 cities of São Paulo, Brazil

Partners:

Municipal Department of Education, LaFabbrica Brasil and AES Brasil Volunteers