Sustainable initiatives receive the Award Turn Manaus

7 June 2017 - Action aims to support and disseminate initiatives that improve the city towards sustainable development

Contemplated received award on the afternoon of Wednesday | Photo: Felipe Lobo

Five initiatives received on Wednesday (07) Award Turn Manaus, whose main objective is to support and disseminate initiatives that improve the city towards sustainable development. Simple projects such as use of refrigerators discarded in streams, Community revitalization of squares and mobilizing capital in the neighborhoods will receive up to R $ 5 thousand to be developed from the second half of June.

The action is an initiative of the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS), in partnership with Hub Impact and Solutions Network for Sustainable Development (SDSN-Amazon).

The award received 126 subscribers, different segments, which were evaluated according to criteria of clarity in the presentation of ideas, relevance, innovation potential, scale, impact, and ease of implementation. The projects were evaluated by a jury made up of representatives of various organizations active in society, no direct link with the proposals made.

Ideas like the tourismologist Josiani Nascimento, which seeks to bring fruit, vegetables and other Amazonian spices to the menu of public schools in the city.

“Our idea is to encourage a change in the way students see school meals, putting more and more in our regionality dish that is served in schools of public networks. We are a group of friends who will mobilize students, teachers and parents in the formation of a multiplier core nutritional menu”, explains Josiani.

Another initiative was born in the neighborhood of Redemption, by Diego Lima, who had the idea of ????turning refrigerators that before would go to the stream in mobile libraries from donated books.

“I live near the rip-rap area, then I see a lot of refrigerators through the bayou. I thought about the issue of education, we also have many difficulties, and gathered ideas: use what would be disposed to take opportunity for the community”, explains. “The idea is to gather volunteers and make refrigerators, shelves with a very cost account, which is simple and should be done in July”, ends.

Besides these, They were covered by the other three projects prize: rehabilitation of public squares, historical valuation, cultural and historical through workshops, Community building playground.

“We received 126 projects, all very nice, This shows that civil society has huge potential for development of ideas that can transform the world we live. Together we can lead and make those capabilities change the way we see our city”, He explained the general superintendent of FAS, Virgilio Viana.

Heats for Sustainable Turnaround

The award is one of Manaus Turn esquentas the 3rd Sustainable Turning Manaus, what should happen in the days 29 until 30 July. The next day 8 July, graphite activities, Yoga and Music stir Shopping Via Norte. Registration for volunteers, projects and bands are available in site.