Maguari factory sponsors Maracatu music groups from Nazaré da Mata municipality, known as the State capital of this musical style. Maracatu is Pernambuco State’s particular brand of folk music and culture, interpreted by simple workers who play percussion instruments and tailor brightly-coloured costumes.
The majority of the factory workers and their families are part of these groups, and put on shows in the city centre twice a year. According to the factory owner, Mrs Vasconcelos, “The Maracatu groups are very important to our region, they show our children the diversity of the Brazilian people and they feed the local economy, mainly through tourism”. This initiative helps preserve and propagate Penambuco State’s culture.
Maguari is a brick factory located in Nazaré da Mata municipality, Pernambuco State, Brazil, supplying the regional civil construction industry. In the past the company collected firewood from the Caatinga biome as fuel for firing its products. As of 2008, the factory began a carbon credit project, which consists of switching non-renewable fuel for renewable alternatives, such as mesquite (Nahuatl mizquitl) wood, sugarcane briquettes, sustainably managed wood and wood residues.
Since the project’s implementation, the factory has reduced its atmospheric GHG emissions and begun investing in modernizing the factory. Furthermore, Maguari reinvests the income from carbon credits into regional sustainable development programs.Download PDF
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