Menegalli - Sustainable Carbon
Amazônia

Menegalli

Education and Culture

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

A cerâmica Menegalli produz telhas e tijolos para o mercado de construção civil brasileiro. A fábrica está localizada em uma pequena cidade do estado do Pará, São Miguel do Guamá, no bioma Amazônia, onde a cultura do empreendedorismo e da preservação é pouco difundida. Reconhecendo a importância da gestão ambiental no contexto local, o empreendedor sentiu a necessidade de inovar seu processo produtivo e substituiu o uso de lenha nativa por biomassa renovável como combustível. O uso de biomassa reduz de forma sustentável as emissões de GEE para a atmosfera e permite a participação da Cerâmica no mercado internacional de carbono. Dessa forma, o capital gerado pela venda dos créditos de carbono vem sendo revertido em benefícios socioeconômicos e ambientais para Menegalli e população local.

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Localization

Project location

São Miguel do Guamá (PA), Brazil

Project Type

Renewable Biomass

Ecosystem

Amazônia

Major Cobenefit

Education and Culture

Standards

VCS + SOCIALCARBON

Registry

Verra Registry

CARBON CONVERTED INTO EDUCATION

Menegalli ceramic finances the initiative of a local educator called Mrs. Maria de Lourdes, who sought businesspeople from the region to support her dream of creating a quality school for the community, the Centro Educacional de Preparação - CEP. Mr. Edson, the owner of Menegalli, accepted the challenge together with other colleagues and has since collaborated with the structural expenses of the school, teachers and materials. Currently, more than 100 children are enrolled at CEP, which serves students from pre-school through elementary school, showing that local companies can be one of the main agents for transforming the social reality of São Miguel do Guamá, despite the limited resources initially.

Additional benefits generated by this project

235,150

Amount of CO2e

202

Number of Beneficiaries

728

Hectares of protected forest

SOCIALCARBON Standard Performance

The hexagon demonstrates the continuous improvement of the project during all verification periods. The Social Carbon Standard encourages the reinvestment of a percentage of the income from the carbon credits in socioenvironmental benefits, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Social Carbon: far beyond carbon, it is social equality.

"I believe that the basis of a country's development is education and I am happy to contribute to this with the project"

— Sr. Edson Menegalli (Owner)

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