Instituto Augusto Carneiro

Instituto Augusto Carneiro

Instituto Augusto Carneiro, based in Rio Grande du Sol, Brazil, strives to improve the quality of life in this Brazilian state through ecologically sustainable, socially just, and economically viable initiatives.

Building Sustainable Practices in Brazil

Instituto Augusto Carneiro

Instituto Augusto Carneiro was established in 2010 based on the teachings of Augusto Carneiro and José Lutzenberger, environmentalists who in the 1970's began to sound warnings about the ecological and humanitarian risks and consequences posed by climate change. The organization approaches environmental conservation and preservation by reconciling and addressing the multi-faceted interests of communities, government entities, and businesses. Through this approach, Instituto Augusto Carneiro develops initiatives that promote sustainable development and simultaneously improve the quality of life for local communities in ways that are ecologically sustainable, socially just, and economically viable. Specifically, the organization focuses on protecting endangered species and habitats, advocating for the strategic and sustainable use of natural resources, promoting the development and maintenance of green spaces and access to public transport in highly urban communities, and building an environmental library to foster dialogue and knowledge-sharing in the state of Rio Grande du Sol. Instituto Augusto Carneiro is guided by a board and council comprised of environmental professionals that have for decades fought on the frontlines of environmental conservation, sustainable development, and education.

GRoW Support

2016

Operations - Full-Time Marine Conservation Activist

2014

Operations - Full-Time Marine Conservation Activist