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Santa Isabel Project
Santa Isabel Project
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Fazenda São Vicente, Santa Isabel do Rio Preto - Valença , RJ, BR
+55 21 84432935
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Santa Isabel Project

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Rural, Community, Educational, Permaculture Local Group Transition Town Permablitz

Project Summary

Santa Isabel do Rio Preto is a village belonging to the county of Valença, with a population of three thousand, that is located 170 kilometers from the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and 50 kilometers from Volta Redonda and Barra Mansa. It is important to note that between Santa Isabel do Rio Preto and Conservatória lies the Serra da Beleza (Sierra of Beauty in Portuguese). This is an area known to be cozy and to have a very animate and hospitable population. Located on the boarder of the state of Minas Gerais, in the state of Rio de Janeiro, its main economic activity, while under-providing for the community, is the production of milk and its byproducts.

Project Description

The dual purpose of this project is: to involve and integrate the locals in creating the concepts of what will make sustainability a way of life for them to introduce an alternative economic activity to develop the community and fill the economic gap, while preserving natural resources, environmental integrity, cultural identity, and all this based on precepts of sustainability, prizing future generations. This will be undertaken by involving the locals in the process of determining what will make their community sustainable and self-sufficient. By consulting with the locals we will delineate the best way of proceeding with this project.




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