The energy coming from the winds: this is the basic principle of the wind power. Brazil has a huge potential for development in this area. The prioritization of clean sources, such as wind and solar, should play a key role in the major companies. Check here some interesting points on the theme.
The planet's resources are running out and we need to take steps quickly to adopt habits that are respectful of and healthy for the planet and future generations. Leading a sustainable life means more than being a responsible consumer. It is a question of living based on a commitment to the environment and making little changes to our daily lives.
There are seven migratory routes for birds in the world. These routes are known as “Flyways" and Brazil is the only country in the world having two of them. When migrating, birds use specific areas for rest and feeding. The identification of which species can be found in that environment is required for the effective preservation of these areas. Check here some trivia about this phenomenon.
Iberdrola carries out numerous initiatives to support the professional development of women and to promote equal opportunities. It has set up programmes such as the School of Electricians for women in Brazil and Impulso STEM in Mexico.
The world is waiting impatiently for the approval of a vaccine against COVID-19. While we are waiting, and to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the eradication of smallpox, let's find out a little more about the history of this medical breakthrough that has saved millions of lives since it was discovered and will continue to do so in the future.
Many already know that solar energy comes from the sunrays and works in a sustainable and renewable way, that is, without scarcity of the resource and with low impact on the environment. What not everyone knows are the benefits generated for people, such as the significant savings generated in the electricity bill.
The carbon footprint represents the total volume of greenhouse gases (GG) resulting from everyday economic and human activity. Knowing the carbon footprint of an activity, which is measured in tons of CO2 emissions, is important when it comes to taking measures and launching initiatives to reduce it to the lowest possible level.
Every moment, millions of people around the world are online and providing their data for various digital environments. And what is done with this information? How to ensure they are secure? This is what the Law 13.709 regulates, known as the General Data Protection Law. From now on, the use of any personal information, from the most basic ones, such as name and e-mail, to health data, should fit in the new law
November is the Black Awareness month and the celebrations in this period reinforce even more the need for talking about racism. The history of anti-racism fight in Brazil and the worldwide are important so that everyone can understand the present and thus shape the future. After all, it is still very evident that racism is embedded in the social, political and economic structure of our society.
The COVID-19 health crisis has taken its toll on all kinds of fields, including education. As a result, thousands of children are having to learn outside the classroom. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has come a long way in the last few years and made it all possible, but it comes with pros and cons.
Help others, be useful to someone or institution, donate time, money or work. Be supportive or volunteer? It doesn't matter if the work is punctual or with a defined frequency. Doing good is what matters. Check out here how to apply for a volunteering work, the importance of this action for those who receive and for those who donate, the impacts of the pandemic in this segment and the actions carried out by the Neoenergia Group.
The pandemic and lockdown have served as a reminder to us of how important it is to maintain the right exercise routine, even from our own sitting rooms. And what began as a necessity might become a trend, with people worried about going to gyms, sports centres and swimming pools for the good of their health. What's more, thanks to a multitude of apps and digital platforms dedicated to sport, it's easier than ever.
The unstoppable growth of technology has transformed our habits and behaviour and created unprecedented dilemmas which could put our future as a digital society at risk. The solution? A new set of ethics based on the source of this change: the Internet.
Iberdrola, group of which we are part, is implementing several lighting projects in Brazil, seeking to boost local development and sustainable tourism. Through Instituto Neoenergia, its Brazilian subsidiary's foundation, it has contributed to improving the lighting of historic buildings in the states of Bahia, São Paulo, Recife and Rio Grande do Norte.
Disposable masks mostly produced from synthetic fabric known as TNT have been widely used by the population, but the need for their use, while avoiding Covid-19 infection and contamination, brought an aggravating factor: incorrect disposal of disposable masks in the enviroment.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) itself makes it clear: "Mental health is an integral part of health; indeed, there is no health without mental health". The COVID-19 pandemic has also put our psychological well-being to the test and there is only one way to preserve it: by looking after our mental hygiene.
With a third of the planet's population in quarantine, coronavirus pandemic has changed not only the life style of the human beings. Since the beginning of the stiffening of social isolation measures recommended by WHO, when industries reduced their production and less vehicles were circulating in streets and highways, the environment has also experienced a big - and positive - impact.
The adoption of healthy habits in our day-to-day lives, regular check-ups, a balanced diet and physical activities are critical attitudes to maintain the balance of body and mind. But the lack of time and the stress of our daily routines often hinders the practice these habits on a regular basis. In the World Health Day, commemorated this April 7, we listed 10 steps that you should follow in search of a robust health.
Forte São Tiago das Cinco Pontas is one of the most expressive monuments of the Brazilian colonial heritage. Built in 1630, it is located in the current São José neighborhood, and competes together with 18 other Brazilian fortresses for the title of World Heritage by UNESCO.
Until recently, wind power was considered an “alternative" generation source, but, due to its extraordinary growth in Brazil during the last decade, it became a consolidated source and now plays a key role in Brazilian energy matrix. The jump in installed capacity of wind plants nationwide is surprising.
Summer is one of the most desired seasons by many Brazilians. The warm weather fills the beaches, enables several outdoor leisure activities and renews energies. However, there is something new: summer 2019/2020 will be a bit different, with a milder weather compared to recent years.
Natal, though small, is impressive. The state capital of Rio Grande do Norte is known for its natural beauty, gorgeous beaches, dunes, lagoons and coconut trees. The shy city hides behind its dunes a series of breathtaking stories and tourist attractions. On December 25, when the Christian world celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Potiguar (Brazilian name for the state capital of Rio Grande do Norte) capital celebrates its anniversary - this year it is 420 years. The story goes that this is why it was baptized Natal.
Diversity. A word so present in the lives of thousands of people today. With it comes a theme that is being debated around the world: social inclusion of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). It's always important to think and discuss about how the labor market has received these professionals, who need so much to be socially inserted and accepted.
re.turn, in the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, noted for its marked social character. Its founders — surfers — are seeking to return to the oceans everything that the oceans have given them and are rolling out sustainable initiatives with recycled materials. Fight against plastic! Catch Lord Plastik!
Running all the processes of generating, transmitting and distributing a much needed asset for our life, which is energy, is no easy task. And part of that responsibility lies with the electrical engineers. Professionals who work day after day to get electricity to the homes of millions of Brazilians with quality and safety.
If you are male and over 50 years old or know someone that it is, talk about prostate cancer. This month we celebrate the Blue November (Novembro Azul), a worldwide campaign to warn men of the need to early prevent and diagnose the disease.
The use of electricity provides comfort and convenience. Here you will learn how to use electricity efficiently and enjoy its benefits without danger. Remember, conscious use of energy is everyone's responsibility and the first step can come from small actions.
October is the month when people, institutions, NGOs, companies and monuments adopt pink color as a way to support the campaign aimed at preventing and raising awareness on the early diagnosis of breast cancer: the Pink October. Despite the campaign, there are still many doubts. Therefore, it is essential to talk about the subject.
The book “How to win friends and influence people" is one of the top best-sellers in the world because it addresses a highly important matter in all phases of life: the relationship and connection with people. After all, throughout the phases, even when we are babies, we need to establish affection ties with those around us. Having good relationships is the key for living in harmony and get along well with the whole society.
Who doesn't like to show social photos and videos of an unforgettable trip, a celebrity selfie or a cool restaurant trip? To post old photos, the TBT feature is used. But to tell the truth, there are a lot of people who follow the wave and use the tag without even knowing what it means. So let's give you a hand! Check out the curiosities of this game that moves the social networks.
Those who live in Brazil and other countries in Southern Hemisphere will start now to feel the effects of the most beautiful season of the year. During the spring, temperatures are more pleasant, air is wetter than in winter, new leaves sprout in the trees and flowers bloom, leaving a romantic spirit in the air and a beautiful landscape in gardens, fields and parks.
It was born in Pernambuco, is over 100 years old and has energy galore: it jumps, bounces, sings and shake in a frenzy rhythm. It is famous and important, its relevance to culture is well-recognized nationwide and worldwide. This is the “frevo", a musical rhythm and a kind of folkloric dance born in Recife, in Pernambuco State.
According to the Brazilian Institute of Environmental Studies, two-thirds of the world's cigarettes are improperly disposed of. As such, they are the largest pollutants in the oceans, one of the ecosystems most affected by climate change caused by pollution. It is our commitment, as a UN SDG-aligned company, to fight for the well-being of our planet.
On this Day Against Pollution, we invite you to make a small gesture for the environment. How about seizing the date and taking a sustainable approach? The planet thanks you. Do even more: talk and encourage someone to feel responsible and be aware of the harm that pollution causes to nature and to humans.
During the feast of St. John, everybody has a lot of fun, eat a lot and if you get too much, huh? Months before the start of the celebration, clothing, accessories and decorative items are already being made to leave the event well fancy and special.
July 17, the Forest Protection Day, is an important date for reflection and awareness on the need that all citizens work in favor of the environment, whether with the adoption of little actions in the daily life, reporting violations or demanding severe measures against those who do not comply with environmental laws.
By 2025, most of the world's population will have moved from almost complete lack of access to information to mastering the entire world's information through a palm-sized device. If the current pace of technological innovation is maintained, most of Earth's estimated eight billion people will be online.