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The Earth is our Inspiration

Saving the planet is a big job and it can’t be done alone. But it can be done together. This is the story of how a company in Hong Kong that makes beautiful lingerie reached out to a rainforest center

Volunteering in Brazil

According to the National Institute of 2018 Statistics report, 7.2 million Brazilians had done some kind of volunteer work, and although that might seem like a lot, there is still a long way to go when it comes to volunteering

Iracambi Memories – Leah learns Portuguese….

One caipirinha and Leah speaks fluent Portuguese! I was 20 when I volunteered at Iracambi in 2000, which feels like yesterday and a lifetime away. It was the early days of the environmental education project and I was confident that

Iracambi & Dorina – going green together

What do Hong Kong and New York have in common with Brazil’s Atlantic Forest?    Let me give you a hint. People who share a passion for living sustainably and protecting the environment. Meet Dorina: a clothing company in Hong

Iracambi Memories – What happened to the monkeys?

I spent about 1 month at Iracambi in 2001 and the visit was an extremely memorable one. I attended with a group of my university peers to study masked titi monkeys and hummingbirds. Unfortunately the monkeys never made an appearance

Iracambi Annual General Meeting September 14, 2020 (online)

Non-profit Amigos de Iracambi Brazil invites interested parties to our 2020 Annual General Meeting, to be held on September 14 at 6:30 PM BRT through Google Meet, and will be conducted in Portuguese. If you’d like to join us, please

A More Detailed Packing List for Volunteering at Iracambi

Packing is hard. Packing for the rainforest is even harder. What do rainforest-appropriate clothes look like? What do you wear to protect skin from sunburn and bugs without overheating? What about mosquito netting? Drinking water? Iracambi’s packing list is helpful

10 Things I Learned From Volunteering in the Rainforest

Time passes much faster than expected. Though I initially planned to spend a month at Iracambi, it didn’t work out that way. I bought my flights late, and by then the best-priced round-trip flights were for about two and a