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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

Agro-ecology feeding people without damaging natural resources

The practices of sustainable agriculture, recently established in Iracambi, have been developing in an espetacular way, indicating future success. In three months of work, the demonstrative units of low environmental impact agro-productions are gaining the right format as well as