Thursday, June 11, 2015

Day 31

We have had a great trip! Today was our last day in Rio. We went to lunch at a  churrascaria. We will truly miss Brazil! 
Now we are off to the airport for our flight back to the U.S. 

Day 29

Today we toured Rio de Janeiro and saw all of the sights, which included Christ the Redeemer, the Tanjuca rainforest, and pão de açúcar. 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Day 28

Today we spoke with community leaders in a favela. We got to see the sustainable practices they started to implement in the community which included an urban garden. We also gave 5 families care packages of food. 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Day 27

We went on a favela tour of Tabajaras and Cabritos favelas. We saw how a different part of Brazil lives. 

Friday, June 5, 2015

Day 25

Today we spent the morning watching the Brazilian culture videos the students made on a aspect of Brazilian culture. 
In the afternoon, we learned how to perform capoeira! 
In the evening, we had a goodbye party by CIEE. Tomorrow we leave for Rio de Janeiro, where the next part of our adventure begins! 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Day 23

Today we visited Aterro Bandeirantes, a landfill that generates electricity by using the methane it produces. 

In the afternoon, we visited the Museu do Futebol where we learned about the history of soccer in Brazil. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Day 22

Today we met with the State Secretariat for Energy for the state of São Paulo, Milton Flavio Lautenschlager. He discussed the renewable energy initiatives in São Paulo state and what technologies are most productive. We were able to ask questions and have a discussion about renewable energies in Brazil and São Paulo.