Ever since its foundation, Nova Dutra factory has been working in partnership with the ECFA NGO to transform the future of people in communities of Rio de Janeiro state.
The factory has already impacted more than 800 community members through organization of cultural activities. Today, the factory gives free artisanal crafts lessons to the community through two teachers, employed under the “Ceramics Lessons” project.
According to Ms. Ione, one of the teachers, “I was unemployed, and I decided to do an one-year ceramics course, which Nova Dutra provided to me. This way, I had the chance to begin working, and today I am employed by the factory, teaching ceramics artisanal crafts to other people from the community”.
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The Nova Dutra, São Silvestre and Vila Nova ceramic factories, located in the State of Rio de Janeiro, previously used heavy crude oil as fuel to fire their ceramic pieces.
The latter is a fossil fuel derived from petrol, which emits soot when burnt, damaging the respiratory system. Furthermore, heavy oil is highly polluting and contributes to global warming.
Faced with this situation, in 2006 the ceramic factories decided to switch their kiln fuel to renewable biomass a clean source of energy), such as wood residues. Apart from reducing GHG emissions and, consequently, generating carbon credits, this switch promotes sustainable development in the surrounding community.Download PDF
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