MAGUARI

Nazaré da Mata, PE
Major Cobenefit
Education and Culture
Cobenefits Related
Project Type
Renewable Biomass
Ecosystem
Caatinga
Standards
VCS + SOCIALCARBON®
Registry
Markit™ Environmental

LIVING CULTURE

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.

Project Description

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.

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Where does your money go?

When buying carbon credits of this project you are supporting , sponsoring , financing and making possible the reduction of greenhouse gases and various initiatives in the social scope , environmental and economic as the following:

Social benefits

  • Supporting local culture: Annual sponsorship of various carnival floats made by the community.
  • Significant financial contributions and donations of construction material to community members.
  • Supporting leisure: Sponsorship of games and hiking trips for student groups.

Environmental benefits

  • Reforestation of 150 hectares using eucalyptus, to be used in future as a source of biomass fuel.
  • Residue management: Reuse of residue from the production process.
  • Organization of lectures on environmental awareness for the workers.

Economic benefits

  • Investing in technology: The factory acquired mechanical feeders for inserting sawdust into kilns.
  • Improved product quality: Weekly analysis of the ceramic product quality.
  • Advertising of the factory’s environmental practices via the carbon project.
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Forest Hectares Protected 0