|Shadows on a clear day
Jornal do Brasil -
(Rio de Janeiro) - 1 Aug. 1978
Chronicle written by Carlos
Drummond de Andrade, the most important
Brazilian poet-philosopher of XX century (1900/1986), about my first
practical efforts through the media to awaken the population,
government, artists, journalists, etc. At the time, Jornal do
Brasil was the most prestigious newspaper in Rio.
|In the Caparaó Sierra
(Brasilia) - Aug. 22, 1978
Article written by the award-winning journalist Bebé Prates, in the
main newspaper of Brasilia (Brazilian capital), about my option to live
in the interior,
researching the community way of cultivating the ground and educating
AGAIN - THE DREAM HAS JUST BEGUN
Braziliense (Brasilia) - Set. 1978
this article (full page), I have explained why I was living in a small
farm with some friends, researching the ecological technologies that
will (or would) cure the soil and the people in the future. And give
everyone a job.
This article made me receive many letters from readers agreeing with my
Prophets of Mother Nature
Tribuna (Vitoria) - Sept. 17, 1978
this long article (another full page), I - and the companions who lived
with me - were interviewed to explain to the population why we had
exchanged the easy life in Rio de Janeiro for the "hard work" in our
(Rio de Janeiro) - Sept. 17, 1978
Invited by the Superior School of Industrial Design - where I had
studied - I wrote an article telling the reasons why - guided by my
conscience - I had decided to work with nature for the future. This
cultural magazine republished my original paper, prompting many readers
to write to me and visit the rural community where I lived.
do Brasil (Rio de Janeiro) - Jan 12, 1979
to find more people also willing to organize and implement alternatives
to wake the population, journalists, government staff, etc., I wrote a
reader letter to an important newspaper suggesting the creation of a
cooperative of organic food.
do Brasil (Rio de Janeiro) - Feb 11, 1979
this article (full page), I wrote about the narrow view of those people
who think about Brazil just like a jungle where they can hunt some
privileges, mainly for their university level.
Instead, I suggested that every graduate should do his best to save the
threatened nation, regardless the academic aspect.
A MEAL WITHOUT POISON
do Brasil (Rio de Janeiro) - Feb. 15, 1979
the letter that I had published in Jornal do Brasil a month before, I
received about 12 responses. So I wrote a longer article commenting on
the answers I have received and published this article (full page) in
the same important newspaper, read by everyone in Rio.
OF THE CHURCH AGAINST POLLUTION
do Brasil (Rio de Janeiro) - March 10, 1979
this article, I wrote about the Catholic Church's annual campaign, this
year blaming those who spoil the environment, created by God to be
enjoyed, not to be spoiled.
|FOR A MEAL WITHOUT POISON - II (A meeting at the Park Lage)
do Brasil (Rio de Janeiro) - Mar. 1979
From that longer article above, I received more than 300 letters, all
asking for participation in my proposal to organize a cooperative
bringing together organic producers and consumers. The article
describes the first meeting (more than 200 people) that started the
cooperative of natural producers and consumers - Coonatura.
|Taking the road back to the countryside
É magazine (Rio de Janeiro) - May 9, 1979
In this article, this important weekly magazine reports the "natural"
trend that was driving many people back inland. Our new cooperative,
Coonatura, was mentioned as part of this phenomenon gathering the "new
|FOR A MEAL WITHOUT POISON - III (The "Utopists" are arriving)
do Brasil (Rio de Janeiro) - May 15, 1979
This article describes the first initiatives of our new co-op. Since
the first meeting, many people were helping to organize it, and many
offered significant support, as a house in Copacabana to store and sell
|MEAT OR VEGETABLES?
do Brasil (Rio de Janeiro) - Jun. 1979
This time, a new (plus one) increase in the price of meat has led many
women to boycott the product. To them, this was a supreme sacrifice. So
I wrote this article telling all the reasons why we, vegetarians, do
not eat meat, either, and its benefits.
CRISIS - THE SOLUTION THROUGH THE DEMOCRATIZATION OF RESEARCH
do Brasil (Rio de Janeiro) - June 17, 1979
this long article, I explained that in addition to research to develop
clean sources of energy, it is also very important to research,
develop, and make public the techniques and practices that can improve
the energy of the human body, by health food and bodily practices. More
energetic people would need and spend less "outside" energy.
|The new peasants - the many paths of alternative life
do Brasil (Rio de Janeiro) - 19 Aug. 1979
A long article (three pages) published by the main newspaper of Rio de
Janeiro at the time, about the initiatives of young citizens who were
revalorizing agriculture, natural food, the environment and rural life
in general, in a process of "voluntary reruralization."
|The ecological solution
do Brasil (Rio de Janeiro) - 28 Nov. 1979
This long story (full page) brought seven interviews, all from members
of Coonatura. We explained why we were working together , concerned
about agriculture, nutrition and health, affirming that nature can help
and heal our society.
AND EGOTRIPS BY Cr$ 30 PER HEAD
do Brasil (Rio de Janeiro) -? Nov. 1979
to the attention raised by Coonatura, I was invited to participate in
an important debate about "democracy and culture" in a prestigious
theater in Rio. In this article, I showed how famous Brazilian
intellectuals and artists were lost with the end of the dictatorship,
and unable to perceive that the cultural avant-garde is now concerned
with researching the alternatives that could enable the future of the
population - and not anymore with promoting a 'leftist revolution'...
|Ecological bike rally protests against
nuclear power plants
do Brasil (Rio de Janeiro) - January 14, 1980
In the late 1970s, President Geisel signed an agreement with the German
government to build 7 nuclear power plants in Brazil. Despite some
academic reaction against this dangerous and expensive decision, taken
without any discussion with the scientists, the population was only
informed about the risks when friends of Coonatura and I organized this
|Cyclists go to Angra for ecological
Globo (Rio de Janeiro) - Jan 18, 1980
Our rally was a very simple but effective way to communicate what we
wanted to demonstrate: people in general need a lot of energy because
they are generally de-energized, unaware of all the force that is
available in healthy eating and bodily practices. We planned to cycle
to Angra (160 km away from Rio), site of the first Brazilian nuclear
power plant (Westinghouse technology) and where they planned to build
two more with German technology.
against atomic power plants
Hora (Rio de Janeiro) - Jan 18, 1980
the morning we left Rio, to Angra, there were many journalists covering
our departure. All the newspapers and many radio and TV stations wanted
to know our reasons. Última Hora, which was then a more popular
newspaper than Jornal do Brasil or O Globo, published a call on the
first page (with a photo) and a long story with two photos on an inside
|Cyclists went to Angra to defend the
Dia (Rio de Janeiro) - Jan. 18, 1980
O Dia was Rio's first newspaper in sales, but its readers were
considered the most "popular" of all.
The long story they published - with a big photo of our group of 16
cyclists - was very enlightening to their readers.
lead in Angra demonstration against plant
Globo (Rio de Janeiro) - Jan. 20, 1980
O Globo, very important mainstream newspaper, reported our rally, now
our arrival in Angra, where the population received us with a
party-show, whose photo was published with the article. All of this was
very new, because the Brazilian atomic project was considered a subject
of maximum security by the military dictatorship, and we were, for the
first time, challenging this taboo.
went to Angra to criticize nuclear power plant
Fluminense (Rio de Janeiro) - Jan. 21, 1980
newspaper was widely read in the region of Angra and in other cities
around Rio. The article informed the whole population about the risks
they would live forever. Until then, people living in Angra had never
been informed about the risks of having an atomic power plant in the
near vicinity, without having any safety information, emergency escape
|CYCLISTS PROTEST AGAINST NUCLEAR POWER PLANT
Jornal do Brasil
(Rio de Janeiro) - Jan. 28, 1980
I wrote this long article to report how the journey was accomplished by
our group (accompanied at all times by a line of vehicles from the many
federal and state police departments, secret service, Nuclebrás, etc.).
I explained that we were (and still are) vegetarians, practitioners of
yoga and / or tai-chi chuan, and therefore it was easy for us to travel
all those miles in two days.
Resende, a show for life and against nuclear energy
Globo (Rio de Janeiro) - Abr. 4, 1980
Brazil-Germany nuclear deal planned to build a nuclear plant in
Resende, a medium-sized city on the bank of the Paraiba do Sul river
between Rio and São Paulo. Any accident at this factory would pose
enormous risks to these cities, the most populous in Brazil. So we
decided to organize this demonstration to alert the population.
people seek ecological purity
do Brasil (Rio de Janeiro) - Apr. 12, 1980
a great article about the misuse of nuclear energy in Brazil, and the
risks it could bring to our already risky existence. Do you think that
the Brazilian atomic agency would duly monitor the safe operation of
these facilities? What about the problem of atomic waste? This article
had an illustration drawn by me, explaining the problem in a visual way.
|Protest against pollution causes traffic
do Brasil (Rio de Janeiro) -? 1980
Another article published by an important newspaper reporting other
initiative of ours to make people more aware about environmental
problems. This time, denouncing the pollution in the main streets of
Rio - a world record.
The newspaper said we caused a riot, but the traffic is the actual riot.
|The natural fortifiers fever
Globo (Rio de Janeiro) - May 25, 1980
Another article demonstrating that our interference was being
successful. This was about the growing number of people who prefer
natural ways to feel better and healthier. In it, I also told about our
Cooperative of natural foods.
|Natural Food - No Chemicals
Globo (Rio de Janeiro) - Oct. 1980
Again another article demonstrating the same: a growing number of
people following the natural trend. Did we have any influence? At this
time, I was successfully introducing the "selling of natural
sandwiches" on the beaches of Rio.
|IT IS EASY TO PLANT AT HOME
do Brasil (Rio de Janeiro) -? Oct. 1980
In this explanatory article, I described how it is possible to grow
vegetables at home, especially green-smelling and seasoning.
|Suggestion - a vegetable garden in every
house, factory, penitentiary and military quarters
Globo (Rio de Janeiro) - Jan 2, 1981
This article was about an educational poster that I designed for
Mobral, a federal agency dedicated to community development. They
printed 10,000 posters and spread them across Brazil, starting hundreds
of vegetable gardens natiowide.
|Natural food at the beach is the new
do Brasil (Rio de Janeiro) - Jan. 3, 1981
In this article, selling natural sandwiches on the beach was considered
a cultural phenomenon in the summer of 81.
Indeed, after our pioneering initiative, thousands of other people
began to do the same.
|Understand the summer: natural food
Domingo Jornal do Brasil (Rio de Janeiro) - Jan. 15, 1981
In this article, selling natural sandwiches on the beach was considered
a cultural phenomenon in the summer of 81.
Indeed, after our pioneering initiative, thousands of other people
began to do the same.
|Natural food - the option arrives at the
Globo (Rio de Janeiro) - Feb. 15, 1981
This long article was specifically about my main project at the time:
making the most popular healthy food, selling natural sandwiches on the
beaches of Rio, like Ipanema and Copacabana - and reverberating it
through the media.
|Option: selling natural sandwich ...
Globo (Rio de Janeiro) - Feb 21, 1981
Again a mainstream newspaper in Rio devotes a great space to publicize
my initiative promoting widely the awareness that people could eat
better and cheaper, and still be healthier. And many could make a
living out of it.
|Joaquim Moura - Coonatura
da Nova Era (New Age Pamphlets - Book by Jorge Mautner) - Feb. 1981
In this book, Mautner writes long chapters on striking figures of
Brazilian and world culture. Thus, between texts about Dylan,
Glauber, Gil, Janio, Brizola, Golbery, Caetano, Wilson Batista, Ray
Charles and other personalities, a short chapter on the pioneering of
my initiatives, such as Coonatura and Pureza (Purity) healthy foods.
|Purity wants license to sell food
do Brasil (Rio de Janeiro) - 28 Feb. 1981
Although the initiative to sell healthy food to the population,
bringing whole wheat bread and brown rice to the beaches and streets,
was very important for the population, we did not get a license to sell
|"CONCLAVE OF THE SUN" MAKES THE ALTERNATIVE
PARTY In RIO
do Brasil (Rio de Janeiro) - May 21, 1981
To once again warn the public about the dangers of atomic pollution, we
organize the Conclave of the Sun, bringing together artists and
scientists. Joan Baez was then in Rio and wanted to participate. But
the government realized that it would attract too much attention to our
musical-environmental event, and did not allow her participation.
But this has brought even more attention to our initiative. I wrote
this article to tell the whole story.
|Natural food arrives on the table
É - (Rio de Janeiro) - Jul 18, 1981
This article deserved to be on the cover of this important weekly
magazine, and this, happening in a (then) leftist publication, was a
real achievement, showing that everyone, even the "Marxists", had been
hit by the idea of "natural food."
|Purity is over
do Brasil (Rio de Janeiro) - Nov. 15, 1981
After two years of successful efforts, being imitated by thousands of
people across the country - and without any government support - our
group decided to dedicate our creativity and energy to other issues.
|Working is necessary, but there are healthy
e Prazer (Rio de Janeiro) - Nov. 1981
"Fight and Pleasure" was a newspaper published by and aimed at college
students, especially those involved in the study of psychology,
sociology and the arts, but also interested in politics. They greatly
appreciated our sale of healthy food to the public.
|Minimum spending on the beach reaches Cr$
do Brasil (Rio de Janeiro) - Jan 2, 1982
This article reports the increasing trade of various products on the
beach, with particular attention to the sale of natural sandwich,
mentioning that Pureza was the first (and best) group to introduce, on
beaches and also on the streets, this healthier option of food.
|Vegetables in the backyard
do Norte (Rio Grande do Norte) - Feb. 1982
Published by a newspaper in the capital city of a small and distant
Brazilian state, this article described my efforts and results toward
socio-environmental education. He reported on the initiatives of
Coonatura and Pureza.
|The time and the turn of natural candidates
É (Rio de Janeiro) - Feb. 1982
This article, published in an important weekly magazine, promoted my
"anti-candidacy" to Rio's mayor.
It was an opportunity to expose my concerns about the future of the
city and its population.
|Natural rhymes very well with sun and salt
Globo - Ipanema (Rio de Janeiro) - Sep 6, 1982
Another great article about people living on the sale of natural
sandwich. The article reminded that I was the one who introduced this
work on the beaches and reported that I was already more dedicated
(again) to community garden projects.
|'VIVA' the Green at the Schools
Globo - Madureira (Rio de Janeiro) - 10 Sept, 1982
This article describes a project that I have coordinated involving 11
municipal elementary schools in Irajá and Madureira neighbourhood,
cultivating vegetable gardens and developing other activities related
to environment education.
|Snacks on the beach to save the world
(Rio de Janeiro) - Nov. 1982
In this long interview, I had a perfect opportunity to explain in
detail why I was trying to make people more aware of the importance of
agriculture and nutrition for their future and the future of their
I have also clarified the radical political implications of the
|PRISONS - A CULTURAL PROGRAM TO DECREASE
THE PERMANENT TENSION
Braziliense (Brasilia) - July 22, 1983
Here I wrote an article explaining how penitentiaries could be turned
into some kind of popular university, preparing many people as
community leaders when they returned to their communities.
While incarcerated, they have plenty of time to develop many skills,
learn practices and useful concepts.
|CHEMICAL AGRICULTURE THREATENS OUR FUTURE
Braziliense (Brasília) - Aug. 1983
In this great article, published in an important newspaper, I had the
opportunity to explain (almost) all the concerns that ecologists and
naturalists have about conventional farming, based on chemicals
provided by the industry.
|"Cosmic Rally" creates a vegetable garden
Braziliense (Brasilia) - 23 Oct. 1983
Invited to participate in a "Cosmic Rally" in Brasilia, I left more
than just words. With the help of other participants, we created a
garden in an abandoned area in a shopping center in downtown Brasília,
the Brazilian federal capital.
|ECOLOGY AND DEMOCRACY
Braziliense (Brasilia) - 25 Nov. 1983
An article that I wrote only to explain - through the main newspaper of
the Brazilian capital - that if we (society) had ecology (not money) as
our main advisor, it would be much easier to find practical solutions
to the tragic situation experienced by more than half the world's
|Southern Zone seeks natural vegetables
do Brasil (Rio de Janeiro) - May 28, 1984
Another great article published on Coonatura, and its 2,000 members
(many of them producers) who benefit from their own organization
through the cooperative. CSA and box schemes were reported for the
first time in Rio.
|A designer dedicated to nature
Globo (Rio de Janeiro) - Sep 18, 1984
In this article, in addition to reporting the general outline of my
project with the children of a Rio's neighbourhood, the newspaper
reported a "challenge" we were promoting with them: the first
apartment-grown lettuce contest. (A Japanese family won.)
|Every day should be Tree Day
do Brasil (Rio de Janeiro) - Sep. 21, 1984
Then I was hired by a large construction company (João Fortes
Engenharia) to develop environmental activities with the children of
the buildings they built throughout the city. This article tells about
the gardens, the trees and the changes that we cultivate.
|Children eat what they have planted
Globo - Niterói (Rio de Janeiro) - Set. 1984
This story related the reaction of the urban children with respect to
the agricultural routines and natural facts with which they had contact
in their buildings. The photos showed how effective and happy their
collaboration on cultivating was.
|Grow lettuces - challenge children
Globo - Tijuca (Rio de Janeiro) - Oct. 2, 1984
Another article on the contest of growing lettuces grown in apartment.
I was the consultant-supervisor, and for two months I visited dozens of
apartments to monitor the growth process of lettuces, from seed to
adult plants. A Japanese family won, but we did not ask what kind of
fertilizer they had used...
|In Queimados, special agrarian reform
do Brasil (Rio de Janeiro) - 2 Dec. 1984
At that time I was invited by a leading NGO (FASE) to help a group of
landless peasants recently settled on the rural outskirts of Rio
(Queimados municipality) - a chance to help them increase their
productive and community activities, as well as preserving the
environment and improving their nutrition and health.
|THE BALANCE NECESSARY
de Brasília (Brasilia) - 31 Mar. 1985
In this really long (full page) article, I described a dream: Suddenly
I was awakened by representatives of the mineral, vegetable, and animal
kingdoms to attend an important meeting of them, discuss their real
conditions, and make some recommendations for humanity. The future
generations also have sent some participants, but just as observers.
|NATURE IS ALSO CULTURE
de Brasília (Brasília) - April 14, 1985
Many people often consider nature and culture as excluding each other.
The kingdom of one would be the opposite of the kingdom of the other.
But this schisophrenic vision leads only to incomprehension and
destruction. The way we see nature is cultural - and there is no nature
outside of this cultural view (not for us, humans).
And to make our future viable, we need a new culture that sees nature
in another way
|NEW AGRARIAN REFORM - ECOLOGY IN PRACTICE
(Rio de Janeiro) - May 5, 1985
In this text, I explained why agrarian reform is the most important
issue to be resolved in order to make Brazil viable.
And the reasons why the environment should be our master and partner -
if we want to live a happier future.
|ECOLOGY IN THE PRACTICE OF AGRARIAN REFORM
Braziliense (Brasilia) - May 13, 1985
Again, for other clientele (O Pasquim was a famous tabloid directed by
and for leftists). I explained how the Agrarian Reform could provide
work for all the Brazilian unemployed, producing food and wood for the
|Mrs. Benta helps to harvest lettuce in Novo
Globo - Barra (Rio de Janeiro) - May 16, 1985
A new project: I was invited by a rich condominium in Rio to plan and
implement there the first "urban farm for children" in Brazil.
This article describes the composting activities and the first crops
|THE NEED FOR A PROGRAM OF
Braziliense - (Brasilia) - May 27, 1985
President Sarney announced a program of social priorities, so
conventional that they could not even bring anything new to the
population. So I wrote this article to explain how each priority
(housing, nutrition, health, employment, and energy) could actually be
attained if the government used an "alternative" approach.
|Earth discovery teaches planting
do Brasil (Rio de Janeiro) - July 22, 1985
This article in JB described two urban farming experiences - the
Wenceslau Belo Agricultural School and the "farm for children" at Novo
Leblon condominium, which I had created.
|POWER TO PRESIDENT SARNEY
Braziliense - (Brasilia) - July 29, 1985
President Sarney was taking medicine to reduce his back pain. So I
wrote this article suggesting that the president could heal his
tensions and pains through alternative healing practices. I have
illustrated with drawings of easy healing postures that the president
or any reader could perform and benefit from.
|In Novo Leblon, it's time to reap the
rewards - Gardening, an idea
that also caught in Novo Leblon
Globo - Barra (Rio de Janeiro) - 29 Aug. 1985
Another article confirming the interest of the media about our project.
But I have never been contacted by anyone from the government (any
government) or from "private initiative" or from NGOs, to replicate it
on a larger scale.
|Gardens and orchards gain new spaces in
do Brasil (Rio de Janeiro) - Nov. 20, 1985
Another long article in an important newspaper in Rio, bringing a
beautiful photo of the vegetable beds of the "farm for children" of
|Community garden succeeds in Novo Leblon
Globo - Barra (Rio de Janeiro) - Dec 18, 1986
Eighteen months after the beginning, the urban farm for children was
still occupying large spaces in the newspapers.
This article, in the special section for the Novo Leblon neighbourhood
in Rio's main newspaper, featured four photos (one on tits front page).
|Condominium Novo Leblon increases its
do Brasil (Rio de Janeiro) - Dec. 19, 1986
At this time, we increased the size and complexity of our community
farm by introducing new animals, some horses, goats, chickens, ducks
and cows, to make them familiar to urban children and to provide manure
to the vegetable garden.
||The Green Prophet
Globo (Rio de Janeiro) - 30 Sept. 1987
Again, a long article in an important newspaper reporting on all the
initiatives I've developed so far.
In the photo that illustrated the article, I performed a posture of Tai
chi, another tool to promote the health of the population.
|The purity of fruits and vegetables in Novo
Globo (Rio de Janeiro) - Nov. 22, 1987
Thirty months after its inception, the farm for urban children was
still deserving long articles in the main Rio's newspapers (and TVs).
But I've never been looked for by anyone from the government interested
in replicating the experience.
|Before the work, the exercise
de Brasília (Brasilia) - 9 Sep. 1990
A great story (photo on the first page, full page inside the newspaper)
about my first initiative when I moved to Brasilia. Free tai-chi chuan
classes in the external gardens of the Central Bank (where I worked),
open to its employees and the public. It was a success.
|Open air gym
- Magazine (São Paulo) - Oct. 10, 1990
In the main Brazilian weekly magazine, a story about the free tai-chi
classes at the Central Bank. In the picture, I and my disciples showed
how readers could perfect their health, power their bodies, relax their
tensions and stimulate their energy.
|The 'National Forest' of Brasilia is now a
Braziliense (Brasilia) - July 30, 1991
Now it was the main newspaper in Brasília that reported on the tai-chi
classes I gave free of charge to the population in a public space. A
photo on the first page and another one inside, with explanatory text.
|A good marriage between ecology and food
Braziliense (Brasília) - 9 Dec. 1991
In this article, the main newspaper of the Brazilian capital tells my
story and the new projects that I was developing closer to the federal
government, trying to inspire it in its actions and understanding of
the delicate relationship between society and nature.
|LAW ROUANET AND THE POPULAR SURVIVAL
Braziliense (Brasilia) - 6 Jan. 1992
The Rouanet Law was created to allow tax deductions to finance culture;
a percentage of the taxes due to the government can be applied in
cultural productions. But the government only considered as cultural
projects those involving theater, show, film, dance, etc., but not
projects dedicated to awakening and powering the population.
|CRITICAL MASS OF COMMON SOLIDARITY
de Brasília (Brasilia) - 17 Nov. 1992
In October 1992, I went to the United States to know the 4-H system of
youth development. Articulated at the federal, state and municipal
levels, involving universities and private support, 4-H brings together
5.5 million young people aged 8 to 18 in thousands of clubs across the
country. Just adult volunteers, there are 600,000, supporting
scientific, leisure, citizenship, etc. projects. Every morning early, I
practiced tai-chi with interested American educators.
When I got back to
reported what I had seen there.
|THE NATURAL CURE OF BALDNESS
de Brasília (Brasilia) - Jan. 1993
Through healthier nutrition and proper exercises, the whole body gains
more life and energy, including the hair cells, inside the scalp.
Adequate level of vitamins and minerals in the blood, and relaxed skin
and head muscles (to let the blood reach the hair bulbs) are some
secrets revealed in detail in this article.
|Committee wants to democratize computing
Braziliense (Brasília) - May 14, 1996
In some Brazilian cities, there are Committees for the Democratization
of Informatics that organize community schools for computer
professionalization. In Brasilia, we are also working to bring
computers closer to the people, but we are not only teaching people to
work professionally but also showing them how they can organize
themselves in a network to develop their lives and communities.
|YOUNG VOLUNTEERS: WITHOUT THEM, NOTHING DONE
- Fellowship in International Development (Washington DC) - Aug. 1996
In this article, I discuss the reasons why the more tragic the social
scene is, the more Brazilians avoid collaborating in voluntary programs
due to growing stress, the process of impoverishment, and so on.
I also discuss how to promote change in this situation by encouraging
people to organize and change their lives.
Braziliense - Oct. 28, 1996
An article about "local currency" or "social money" - a powerful
instrument to promote community economy dynamism and fight poverty -
suggested by me, quoted by the newspaper as a "research specialist" on
Too bad - I found the title very sensationalist.
|MICROCREDIT AND THE FIGHT AGAINST POVERTY
Braziliense - 3 Mar. 1997
Coming back from the Microcredit Summit preparatory conference held in
Washington in February. I have explained in this article many
things that no one knew in Brazil about microfinances and the fight
|Ethics Education in Schools
Braziliense - 28 Nov. 1997
Our Brasilia / Washington DC Committee of the Partners of the Americas
NGO has organized a seminar demonstrating the Character Counts!
Program, implemented in the USA since 1994, where it reaches more than
20 million young people. This article (full page) was very useful for
Brazilian educators interested in ethics education.
|SEEDS OF VIOLENCE
Braziliense - Feb 26 1998
The increase in crimes committed by young people will require deeper
analysis leading to effective action. In this article, for the first
time, several fundamental questions to understand the
infantile-juvenile violence were discussed in a Brazilian newspaper.
|Violence begins with idleness
Braziliense - March 29, 1998
In the discussion about the current violence - always so superficial -
I had the opportunity in the main newspaper of Brasilia to deepen the
analysis and propose objective programs.
But again I did not get any reaction, nor from who supposedly takes
care of these problems.
|Students of Good Character
Braziliense - 17 Dec. 1999
Another full page on a program developed by our Partners of the
Americas committee in Brasilia.
This time, about the introduction, in Brazil, of the American ethics
education program Character Counts!
|Character is learned in school
Braziliense - 21.Abr. 2000
Our committee organized this International Seminar on Ethics Education
to demonstrate the methodology of the 'O Carater Conta!' program,
already translated and adapted for Brazil. Eighty teachers participated
and we are now adapting the curriculum according to the suggestions of
these teachers. Now, together, we will promote the program in schools
in Brasilia and then in Brazil.
||Brazil will invest heavily in transgenics
Estado de São Paulo - Jul 27. 2001
In this article, whose title seems more like a threat or a declaration
of insanity proclaimed by the Minister of Agriculture, I was mentioned
for the first time about "transgenics", which has been occupying me for
the previous two years, since I perceived the consequences of this
cruel irresponsibility regarding our descendants.
||Preparing Youth for a Challenging Future|
Urban Agriculture Magazine - Oct. 2018
A short description of the current projec being developed, involving school and community composting and youth development.
Also in Portuguese: Preparando os jovens para um futuro desafiador