GUARUJÁ – Dow Brazil and Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society (OFS) announced on April 22, Earth Day.
A successful first month of operations of the Ambassadors of the Environment program, located in Guarujá, São Paulo state. Supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) within the +Unidos corporate social responsibility group, this is the first Latin American installment of the educational experience originally launched in the United States and today also in France, Greece, the Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands and French Polynesia.
On March 10, USAID/Brazil joined forces with Dow and OFS, signing an agreement officially establishing the agency’s support for the Ambassadors of the Environment program. USAID support consists of technical assistance and a total of US$ 50,000 for the acquisition of computers, uniforms, special accessibility needs and laboratory equipment required to carry out the educational agenda.
The program aims to engage students in the environment and teach them how to live a sustainable way of life on the planet, creating knowledge and resources so that they can become Ambassadors of the Environment in their communities. The first group of children, from public and private schools in and around Guarujá, attended the day-long programs during March and April, to focus on biodiversity and ecology principles and raise awareness about environmental preservation and natural resource management