In Brazil, over 80% of the energy consumed derives from renewable sources, with a highlight for hydro sources. But, how is this energy produced? Which advantages it provides? To understand the country's main energy source, we address these and other curiosities.
Since ancient times, humanity has dealt with epidemics that kill millions of people, such as the Black Death and the Spanish flu, two of the most lethal pandemics in history. However, there is a fundamental difference between them: one was caused by a virus and the other by bacteria.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.